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Iran: Three police officers die in clashes with dervishes

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Clashes took place outside a Tehran police station between Iranian police and members of the Dervish minority Three Iranian police officers have been killed in clashes with members of a Sufi Muslim religious community, police say. A protest by dervishes at a police station in …

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Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alleged crime boss Gennady Petrov was arrested in Spain in 2008 but later fled to Russia A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, and 17 other suspects have gone on trial in Madrid accused of massive money-laundering for a Russian mafia gang. The alleged gang bosses Gennady …

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Afrin: Syria ‘sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is Turkey attacking Syria? Mark Lowen explains Syrian pro-government forces will help Syrian Kurds fighting against a Turkish offensive in north-west Syria, Syria’s state news agency reports. It comes after Syrian Kurdish officials said the government in Damascus had agreed to …

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Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb

Image copyright TripAdvisor Image caption The thumb was removed from a warrior on display in Philadelphia. Chinese authorities have demanded “severe punishment” for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media report. The 2,000-year-old statue, worth $4.5m (£3.2m), …

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Trump ‘supportive’ of improved gun background checks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat has Donald Trump said about guns and gun control? US President Donald Trump is “supportive” of efforts to improve background checks on gun ownership, the White House says. He has spoken to Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill he …

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Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers

Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright BTV Image caption Beijing TV (BTV) shows the sensors on the newly installed lifts that passengers scan to ride A scheme is being trialled in China’s capital city Beijing that asks people …

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of people have died since Boko Haram began launching attacks When mechanics Taye and Kehinde Hamza agreed to service a vehicle at their workshop in Nigeria’s Bauchi State in 2010, they could never have imagined the years of hell which would follow. The car, …

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Gaza women’s TV channel blocked by Hamas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hamas has governed the Gaza Strip for more than a decade Authorities in Gaza have blocked the launch of a women’s television channel there, just before it was due to go on air. Officials from the Palestinian militant Islamist group Hamas, which dominates the territory, …

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