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A general view of the attack during the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran September 22, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.

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Tanzanian police and rescuers transport bodies of passengers retrieved after a ferry MV Nyerere overturned off the shores of Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jackson Njehia

Divers on Saturday rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing, China, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

China's decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries and the United States has "no right to interfere", defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Saturday.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in Tehran, Iran September 7, 2018. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Ecuador in 2017 gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity, according to an Ecuadorean government document seen by Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Catholic priest Liu Yong Wang performs holy communion in a make-shift chapel in the village of Bai Gu Tun, located on the outskirts of the city of Tianjin, around 70 km (43 miles) south-east of Beijing July 17, 2012./File Photo

The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the Communist government.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a family photo during the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Britain said on Saturday it would not capitulate in Brexit talks and again urged its EU partners to engage with its proposals, as ministers in Paris and Berlin suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.

Science & Space3 hours ago

National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn speaks during an interview with Reuters in Brussels, Jan. 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

The European Union heaped more pressure on Switzerland to clinch a new bilateral treaty cementing ties, threatening to cut off cross-border stock trading by year's end if no deal emerges.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan  September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Darwin in November in a first for a Japanese leader since the Japanese imperial army bombed the Australian city during World War II, Australian media reported on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the annual military parade marking  in Tehran, Iran September 22, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the country's security forces to identify those reponsible for an attack on Saturday on a military parade, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.

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Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" if they fail to find the resources needed for welfare spending.

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The Russian flag flies over the Embassy of Russia in Washington, U.S., August 6, 2018.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Iran's president on Saturday after an attack on an Iranian military parade, saying Moscow was ready to boost joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, RIA news quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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The Vatican said on Saturday that Pope Francis had recognized the legitimacy of seven state-appointed Chinese bishops as part of a historic provisional agreement with Beijing.

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A general view of the attack during the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran September 22, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack by gunmen on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, according to the group's Amaq news agency.

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FILE PHOTO: Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks after voting in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labeled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

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Italy's Undersecretary for Prime Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti arrives for gala dinner at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy, June 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy's cabinet undersecretary said on Saturday it was difficult for the government to meet all its electoral pledges at the moment and more time was needed to do so.

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Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney answers journalists' questions during a Reuters interview in Berlin, Germany, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Mang

An agreement on the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland that satisfies both Britain and the European Union is "doable," Ireland's foreign minister said on Saturday, saying he is hopeful for significant progress by October.

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A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards official vowed retaliation for a gun attack that killed at least 24 people at a military parade on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA reported.

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A general view of the attack during the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran September 22, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.

World News9 minutes ago

Tanzanian police and rescuers transport bodies of passengers retrieved after a ferry MV Nyerere overturned off the shores of Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jackson Njehia

Divers on Saturday rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing, China, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

China's decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries and the United States has "no right to interfere", defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Saturday.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in Tehran, Iran September 7, 2018. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Ecuador in 2017 gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity, according to an Ecuadorean government document seen by Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Catholic priest Liu Yong Wang performs holy communion in a make-shift chapel in the village of Bai Gu Tun, located on the outskirts of the city of Tianjin, around 70 km (43 miles) south-east of Beijing July 17, 2012./File Photo

The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the Communist government.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a family photo during the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Britain said on Saturday it would not capitulate in Brexit talks and again urged its EU partners to engage with its proposals, as ministers in Paris and Berlin suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.

Science & Space3 hours ago

National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn speaks during an interview with Reuters in Brussels, Jan. 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

The European Union heaped more pressure on Switzerland to clinch a new bilateral treaty cementing ties, threatening to cut off cross-border stock trading by year's end if no deal emerges.

World News7 hours ago

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan  September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Darwin in November in a first for a Japanese leader since the Japanese imperial army bombed the Australian city during World War II, Australian media reported on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.

World News38 minutes ago

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the annual military parade marking  in Tehran, Iran September 22, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the country's security forces to identify those reponsible for an attack on Saturday on a military parade, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.

World News42 minutes ago

Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" if they fail to find the resources needed for welfare spending.

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The Russian flag flies over the Embassy of Russia in Washington, U.S., August 6, 2018.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Iran's president on Saturday after an attack on an Iranian military parade, saying Moscow was ready to boost joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, RIA news quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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The Vatican said on Saturday that Pope Francis had recognized the legitimacy of seven state-appointed Chinese bishops as part of a historic provisional agreement with Beijing.

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A general view of the attack during the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran September 22, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack by gunmen on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, according to the group's Amaq news agency.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks after voting in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labeled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

World News3 hours ago

Italy's Undersecretary for Prime Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti arrives for gala dinner at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy, June 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy's cabinet undersecretary said on Saturday it was difficult for the government to meet all its electoral pledges at the moment and more time was needed to do so.

World News3 hours ago

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney answers journalists' questions during a Reuters interview in Berlin, Germany, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Mang

An agreement on the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland that satisfies both Britain and the European Union is "doable," Ireland's foreign minister said on Saturday, saying he is hopeful for significant progress by October.

World News3 hours ago

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards official vowed retaliation for a gun attack that killed at least 24 people at a military parade on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA reported.

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