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Hardline judge Raisi leads in Iranian presidential election, says official

DUBAI (Reuters) -Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi leads Iran's presidential election, an interior ministry official said on Saturday, a day after millions of Iranians voted in a contest that critics boycotted over economic woes and political restrictions. Learn More

 

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Judge under U.S. sanctions set to take over Iran presidency

DUBAI (Reuters) -Millions of Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge who is subject to U.S. sanctions, though anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms mean many will heed calls for a boycott. More »

 

Apple Daily editor, CEO denied bail in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. More »

 

Flower protests in Myanmar for Suu Kyi's 76th birthday

(Reuters) - Supporters of Myanmar's detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi wore flowers in their hair and paraded with them at street demonstrations on Saturday as she marked her 76th birthday locked up by the generals who overthrew her. More »

 

Peru ex-military stir election tensions with appeal to Armed Forces to "remedy" poll

LIMA (Reuters) - A group of retired officers has suggested Peru's military should refuse to recognize socialist candidate Pedro Castillo if he is declared winner of the country's presidential election if fraud allegations are not investigated, according to a letter circulated widely on social media on Friday. More »

 

N.Korea's Kim tightens ruling party discipline, appoints new politburo members

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reinforced the ruling Workers' Party discipline and appointed new members of its powerful politburo, state media KCNA reported on Saturday. More »

 

Missing American woman found dead in Russia, suspect arrested

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A 34-year old American woman who had been missing in Russia since Tuesday has been found dead and a Russian man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the state Investigative Committee said on Saturday. More »

 

Four killed, four badly injured in plane crash in Siberia

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Four people were killed and four badly injured on Saturday when a small plane crashed in Russia's Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia, the local emergency medical service said. More »

 

Australian police arrest man over alleged Islamic State membership

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A Sydney man who posted extremist rhetoric and possessed recipes for explosives has been arrested for allegedly being a member of the Islamic State group, Australian police said on Saturday. More »

 

United Nations calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. More »

 

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