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Israel says Iran hid nuclear arms programme

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"A great intelligence achievement"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed what he says are "secret nuclear files" proving Iran covertly pursued nuclear weapons.He said thousands of pages of material obtained by Israel showed Iran had deceived the world by denying it had ever sought nuclear weapons. Iran agreed in 2015 to curb its nuclear energy programme in return for the lifting
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BBC reporter Ahmad Shah killed in Afghanistan attack

[ad_1] Image caption The BBC said Ahmad Shah was a respected and popular journalist A BBC reporter has been killed in an attack in the eastern Afghan province of Khost.Ahmad Shah, 29, had been working for the BBC Afghan service for more than a year.In a statement, BBC World Service Director Jamie Angus said Shah was a "respected and popular" journalist."This is a devastating loss and I send my sincere
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Austria probes UN Golan troops over deaths of Syrians

[ad_1] Image copyright falter/screenshot Image caption The video shows a Syrian police unit driving towards an ambush Austria is investigating the conduct of its UN peacekeepers during an ambush of Syrian policemen that they filmed in the Golan Heights in 2012.A video of the incident, published online by Austria's Falter weekly, shows gunmen preparing the ambush and the police vehicle coming under fire.A special Austrian Defence Ministry inquiry was launched
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Kabul blasts kill many including photographer Shah Marai

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The second explosion targeted those at the scene of the first At least 21 people have been killed in two explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul, including a leading photographer for the AFP agency and several other journalists documenting the scene.An attacker on a motorbike carried out the first explosion on Monday morning in Kabul's Shashdarak district.About 15 minutes later, after people and reporters
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Nigeria President Buhari to meet Trump in Washington

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Donald Trump Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will become the first African leader to be received by US President Donald Trump when he arrives in Washington for talks later.They are expected to discuss shared economic and security interests.But many will also be watching the talks closely after a row over Mr Trump's alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe
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T-Mobile agrees $26bn mega-merger with Sprint

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption T-Mobile boss John Legere broke the news of deal on Twitter. US telecoms giant T-Mobile has agreed to buy its rival Sprint in a $26bn (£18.9bn) deal. The merger of America's third and fourth largest mobile carriers is designed to create a more competitive firm with about 130 million customers.However, the deal is expected to attract regulatory scrutiny over its potential impact on
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Iranians launch banknote protest to get round censorship

[ad_1] Image copyright Twitter / @mohamma22877029 A group of Iranian Twitter users are spreading protest messages by writing slogans on banknotes. "Banknotes are our un-censorable messengers," one user wrote, referring to a rumoured plan to permanently block the popular messaging app Telegram, which is by far the most popular digital communication tool in Iran.Slogans included "I am an overthrower".Some of the sayings were originally chanted during mass anti-establishment protests at
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White House tree: Emmanuel Macron’s sapling disappears

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Only a small patch of yellow grass is seen where the sapling was planted A tree gifted to President Donald Trump by French President Emmanuel Macron has disappeared.The pair planted the sapling, taken from the site of a World War One battle in north-east France, during Mr Macron's state visit last week.Mr Macron said the tree would be a reminder of "these ties that
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Rotten durian causes Melbourne university evacuation

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rotting durian was found in a library cupboard More than 500 students and teachers were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia, as a result of a smell initially suspected to be gas.But it turned out the "gas" that students smelt at a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology library was a rotting durian found in a cupboard.The durian is a tropical fruit known