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Iran arrests nuclear deal negotiator on spying cost

Picture copyright AP Picture caption US and Iranian international ministers had been key to the nuclear deal negotiations An Iranian man has been arrested on suspicion of spying over Iran’s nuclear cope with the West. A judiciary spokesman described the unidentified man as a “spy who had infiltrated the nuclear crew”. The person was held for a number of days, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi mentioned, earlier than being launched on bail.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption President Karimov had been anticipated to attend occasions marking the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence on Thursday Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, the federal government says, amid rumours that he’s significantly unwell. A press release mentioned he was present process a full examination and therapy would “take a sure time frame”, with out giving additional particulars. Mr Karimov, 78, has been

Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel defends center finger gesture

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Mr Gabriel made the gesture after being confronted by a gaggle of right-wing protesters Germany’s economic system minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the center finger to a gaggle of right-wing protesters earlier this month. Sigmar Gabriel, who’s Angela Merkel’s second-in-command, mentioned his solely mistake was not utilizing each fingers. He mentioned his critics ought to take into consideration what they’d do if confronted with

US couple begins an African baseball group accidentally

The few dozen youngsters that collect listed here are the Chilundu Leopards, a bunch of native girls and boys mentored by Chris and Erin McCurdy, an American expat couple from southern Maryland. Collectively, they’ve constructed a group that has revived curiosity for a long-neglected sport and caught the eye of baseball lovers an ocean away. And like so many good baseball tales, the entire thing began with a sport of

Turkey Pushes Farther Into Syria As Monitor Says Villagers Killed

KARKAMIS, Turkey, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Turkey’s military and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory managed by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border marketing campaign monitoring group stated had killed at the very least 35 villagers. Turkish warplanes roared into northern Syria at dawn and its artillery pounded what safety sources stated have been websites held by Kurdish YPG militia, after the Syrian

Syrian conflict: Turkey ‘kills not less than 35 civilians’ in strikes

Picture copyright AP Picture caption Turkey has massed tanks alongside its border with Syria At the least 35 civilians have been killed in Syria by Turkish shelling and air strikes, a monitoring group stated. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated 20 folks died in strikes on one village and one other 15 have been killed in a separate bombardment. Turkey has not commented. It launched a army operation

Vaccine dash

How do you shield thousands and thousands of individuals from an endemic within the house of some weeks? That has been the problem after a yellow fever outbreak has killed greater than 400 folks in Angola and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Photographer Tommy Trenchard has been following the 10-day marketing campaign within the Congolese capital, Kinshasa. Picture copyright Tommy Trenchard/Save the Kids Picture caption Eight-year-old Yungi was among the

Philippines: IS-linked Maute group frees militants in jail raid

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Troopers arrested eight members of the Maute group final week Muslim extremists within the Philippines supporting the so-called Islamic State (IS) have freed not less than eight fellow militants in a violent jailbreak. Police stated not less than 20 fighters from the Maute group stormed the Lanao del Sur jail the southern metropolis of Marawi, disarming guards and stealing rifles. The militants had been detained

Europe migrant disaster: Germany expects ‘as much as 300,000’ this yr

Picture copyright AP Picture caption A whole bunch of 1000’s have utilized for asylum because the mass inflow of migrants into Germany final yr Germany expects as much as 300,000 migrants to reach within the nation, based on the pinnacle of Germany’s Federal Workplace for Migration and Refugees. Frank-Juergen Weise advised the Bild am Sonntag paper (in German) his workplace would battle if extra individuals got here. However he mentioned

Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday income to quake aid

Picture copyright AP Picture caption All of Amatrice’s cultural heritage has been destroyed or broken Sunday’s proceeds from public museums throughout Italy might be devoted to rebuilding work after the earthquake that killed 291 folks on Wednesday. Many church buildings and different medieval buildings have been destroyed when the 6.2 magnitude quake struck Amatrice and different elements of the central area. Amatrice’s mayor stated he wished to revive his city