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It’s an agonising wait for relatives of the 65 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran on Sunday, as authorities abandoned a search operation due to bad weather.  According to media reports, the crash site is about 22km from Yasuj. A spokesperson for the airline said they did not have access to the site […]

At least five people have been killed and five others wounded after a gunman attacked a church in Russia’s Dagestan region on Sunday. The gunman was shot and killed at the scene. Authorities later identified him as 22-year-old Khalil Khalilov, a resident of Dagestan. The IS terror group said it was behind the attack.

Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan announced his third marriage to ‘spiritual advisor’ Bushra Wattoo in Lahore on Sunday. Later, his party Tehreek-e-Insaf released an image of the couple, ending weeks of speculation about the union. In a tweet, party spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said a “simple ceremony” was held at the bride’s brother’s home. Reports of Khan’s marriage […]

Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington in March, demanding action from lawmakers on gun control. Seventeen students and staff died in the shooting in Parkland last week. But as Harry Horton reports from Washington, the students-turned-activists will likely face an uphill struggle in their battle to […]

Turkey has denied using chemical weapons during its operations in Syria, and disputed allegations put forward by Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group.  “These are baseless accusations. Turkey never used chemical weapons. We take utmost care about civilians in Operation Olive Branch,” a Turkish diplomatic source said. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, […]

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