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US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows 'unprecedented pressure on Iran'Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat said Iran would be "battling to keep its economy alive" after the sanctions took effect.He said he would work closely with the Pentagon and regional allies "to deter any Iranian aggression".Earlier
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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the epidemic which struck West Africa in 2014-16.At least 26 people
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Janet rails against domestic abuse in awards speech

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Janet is the first black woman to win the Billboard Icon Prize Janet Jackson made her stance on the #MeToo movement clear as she won the Icon prize at the Billboard awards."I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history," she said. "At long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled,
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Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption Oprah Winfrey (l), Chadwick Boseman (c), Lena Dunham (r) are among the stars who signed the open letter Scores of celebrities are calling on world leaders to take urgent action against global gender inequality. Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep are among the big names putting political leaders "on notice" in an open letter led by international charity ONE.The 140 signatories demand a commitment to
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How we will know if North Korea really ‘denuclearises’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images North Korea has said it will start dismantling its nuclear test site this week, in a ceremony to be attended by foreign journalists. But what would it take for the country to truly "denuclearise"?In the mountainous north-east of North Korea lies Pyongyang's nuclear test facility - the Punggye-ri complex.It has been used for six nuclear tests since 2006, but North Korea says "technical measures" to
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Trump seeks probe into FBI election campaign ‘infiltration’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump often starts his attacks - and announces political initiatives - on Twitter President Donald Trump says he will demand an inquiry into whether his election campaign was infiltrated for political purposes.In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor's administration ordered such a move.The request, which will be made officially on Monday, comes after US media reports suggesting
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Texas school shooting: Arm teachers to stop gunmen, official says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Patrick believes gun control would endanger more people Arming more teachers could help tackle gunmen targeting students if there were "four to five guns to one", a senior Texan official has said.Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was speaking two days after 10 people were killed at the Santa Fe High School, which had an armed guard.He had previously said schools had "too many
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Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal ‘delay’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has experienced delays in renewing his visa for the UK, the BBC understands.The Russian billionaire did not attend Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley when the Blues beat Manchester United 1-0.His office said it does not discuss personal matters with the media.A source close to Mr Abramovich, 51, suggested he was in the process of renewing his visa, and said
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Venezuela election: Everything you need to know

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro is widely expected to win - with the opposition expecting fraud Venezuela is choosing its next president on Sunday - in an election widely seen as a foregone conclusion.After years of turmoil which at one point saw almost daily street protests, President Nicolas Maduro is looking to consolidate his power.The opposition, however, refuses to even take part.Who's going to win?Most analysts agree