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iran tests new ballistic missile: state media

defying us warnings, state media shows khoramshahr missile test hours after it was unveiled during a military parade.





polls close in new zealand neck-and-neck election

record 1.2 million votes cast in advance, but neither the ruling or opposition party expected to win outright majority.





is kenya's democracy in crisis?

we ask kenya's raila odinga about running for president again and debate whether the syrian opposition lost the war.





raqqa: 'seeing dead bodies is normal now'

as battle for isil-held raqqa enters its final stages, those on the ground lament civilian casualties.





sohr: israeli warplanes hit near damascus airport

the air raids reportedly struck sites controlled by the lebanese armed group hezbollah, says uk-based activist group.





'trump looking to loosen obama limits on drone strikes'

rights group outraged as reports say president considering policy changes to expand cia authority on attacks and raids.





orouba barakat, daughter halla found killed in istanbul

syrian national coalition, relatives demand swift investigation into stabbing of orouba and halla barakat in turkey.





iran tests new ballistic missile: state media

defying us warnings, the reported test comes just hours after khoramshahr missile was unveiled during a military parade.





hackers targeted 21 us states during 2016 election

us government for the first time tells individual states that their systems have been targeted.





russia tells us, n korea 'hot heads' to calm down

russian fm sergey lavrov describes war of words between washington and pyongyang a 'kindergarten fight'.





china imposes limits on oil supply to north korea

new sanctions by beijing, a close ally of pyongyang, also include an import ban on textile products from north korea.





german weapon removed from mikhail kalashnikov statue

removal occurs after moscow residents notice that metal bas-relief behind new monument includes image of german weapon.





theresa may proposes two-year transition after brexit

cautious praise by eu to uk leader's speech, while european leaders urge more clarity on citizens' issue and budget.





barzani: kurd region poll to occur despite opposition

krg head defiant as turkey calls planned independence referendum in kurdish northern iraq a threat to its security.





puerto rico dam failure prompts mass evacuation

authorities issue flash flood emergency as buses are sent to evacuate tens of thousands of residents from their houses.





ex-muslim brotherhood leader mahdi akef dies at 89

born in 1928, months after the founding of the muslim brotherhood, akef was one of the group's most prominent members.





hurricane maria kills 32 as it lashes caribbean islands

trump says puerto rico has been 'totally obliterated' as maria unlikely to hit the continental united states.





is president trump to blame for a rise in hate crimes?

the southern poverty law center says there has been a spike in hate crimes in the us since last year's election.





hurricanes: act now, save later

every dollar invested in disaster preparedness saves seven dollars in recovery.





sohr: israeli warplanes hit near damascus airport

the air strikes reportedly struck sites controlled by the lebanese armed group hezbollah, says uk-based activist group.