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The Islamic State group claimed the attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum on Wednesday. Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. Two of the victims were women, it added, citing official figures. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded on Twitter, describing the White House statement as "repugnant".
  • UK opposition leader Corbyn calls for PM May to stand down

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    The Sun splashed: "Mayhem". " Britain on a knife edge", said the Daily Mail. The BBC reported that 76 seats appeared too close to call. "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government , then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative Party leader".
  • Trump claims credit for Arab countries cutting ties with Qatar

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    The Kuwaiti leader went to the UAE and Qatar on Wednesday for talks on the crisis and is now back in Kuwait. "This is not about regime change - this is about change of policy, change of approach", Gargash said. He is plane-hopping around the Arabian Peninsula, hoping to mediate in what's being called the Qatar Crisis. USA and European officials said that while United States government agencies and experts were convinced that the news agency and the Qatari government's Twitter feed were ...
  • Indians in Qatar advised to remain alert

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    Sudan says it will not take sides in the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf amid calls from Sudanese lawmakers to back Qatar, its oil-rich ally, against Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. It already had blocked Qatar Airlines flights as local airlines had cut their own routes to Doha . Earlier on Wednesday, he met Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and other senior UAE officials in Dubai, after talks the day before with King Salman in Saudi Arabia.
  • Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Labour HQ to cheering crowd

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    Given the exit polls, and the fact that voting has just closed, it's likely to be some hours yet until a definitive result is known. Sterling fell by more than two cents against the USA dollar after an exit poll showed May losing her majority, though it later recovered some of its losses.
  • Britain's Corbyn calls for Theresa May to quit after election losses

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    A high turnout is seen as Labour's best hope of eroding some of the Conservative majority in the House of Commons . As party leader, Corbyn unenthusiastically campaigned for Britain to remain in the bloc, but has said that Labour would deliver Brexit if in power, albeit with very different priorities from those stated by May.
  • Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz rejects James Comey's allegations

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    His account of demands for loyalty from the president, and of requests to end an investigation into an embattled adviser, are likely to sharpen allegations that Trump improperly sought to influence the FBI-led probe. Mr Comey said he didn't. Comey's firing set the stage for the appointment of a special counsel, Robert Mueller , who has taken over the investigation.
  • German music festival evacuated over terror threat

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    Organizers of the Rock am Ring festival said in statement that police had warned of a bomb threat against the event and cleared out the festival to perform a security sweep. The German band Rammstein was the Friday night headliner, but hadn't yet started playing. Festival organisers have since updated patrons once again saying that they hope to continue the festival tomorrow and will hold a press conference at 11am Saturday, German time, to provide further updates.
  • Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis - White House

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    The brief statement gave no other details of their talks over what the Chinese foreign ministry described as "the present situation in the Gulf region". It's also the world's largest exporter of liquid national gas. He said there are multiple issues at play. "This is the strongest accusation to date of Qatar being connected with terrorism".