Iran: New US sanctions target supreme leader

US President Donald Trump has said he is imposing hard-hitting new sanctions on Iran, including on the office of the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Mr Trump said the additional sanctions were in response to the shooting down of a US drone and “many other things”. He added that they would “continue to increase pressure […]

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Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader killed’

Image copyright YOUTUBE/ALEM GENA TUBEImage caption The renegade general was released from prison last year The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region has been shot dead, police say. Brig-Gen Asaminew Tsige was killed as he attempted to escape from his hideout in Amhara’s capital, police added. Ethiopia’s army chief Gen […]

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Russia suspends Georgia flights after violent clashes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRiot police blocked crowds storming parliament on Thursday night President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two countries. On Thursday, some 240 people were injured in protests in Georgia. The protests were ignited by the appearance of […]

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Cambodia: Sihanoukville building collapse death toll rises

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurvivors are rescued from the rubble A seven-storey building has collapsed in Cambodia, killing at least seven people with others reported missing, officials say. At least 21 people have been injured – several critically – as the search for survivors continues into the evening. The under-construction building […]

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Hawaii: Nine skydivers killed in plane crash

Image copyright Reuters A light aircraft carrying skydivers has crashed in Hawaii, killing at least nine people on board, officials say. The twin-engine aircraft went down close to Dillingham Airfield near Mokuleia in Honolulu County. There were no survivors from the crash, the Hawaii Department of Transportation tweeted. Family members may have seen the plane […]

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