Sweden grants citizenship to scientist sentenced to death in Iran

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden has granted citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Iran under sentence of death, the Swedish foreign ministry confirmed on Saturday. Ahmadreza Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute in the Swedish capital, was arrested in Iran in April 2016 and later convicted of espionage, having been accused of providing information to ...

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West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Southampton

Highlights: West Brom 1-2 Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round West Bromwich Albion’s troubled week continued as Southampton scored in each half to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2005. Albion were looking to move on from an incident in which four senior players were interviewed by police after a taxi was stolen from outside ...

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Four Israelis wounded in Gaza border explosion: military

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Israeli military said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred along the southern frontier of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory. In response, an Israeli tank struck an observation post in Gaza, causing no ...

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UKIP members voted to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

Image copyright PA Image caption Outgoing chairman Paul Oakden oversaw the vote UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting in Birmingham. He had faced calls to quit after ...

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Oxfam sex abuse criticism disproportionate, chief executive says

LONDON (Reuters) – Oxfam’s chief executive said criticism of the charity following a sex abuse scandal had been disproportionate, according to comments published on Saturday. In an interview with British daily the Guardian, Mark Goldring again apologized over allegations of sexual abuse by Oxfam staff in Haiti, which broke last week and have shaken the whole aid sector. “(But) the ...

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UKIP: Henry Bolton faces make-or-break leadership vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Henry Bolton (centre) arrives for the meeting which will decide his future Around 2,000 UKIP members are in Birmingham to vote on whether to back or sack party leader Henry Bolton. The meeting will decide the fate of the former army officer, who has been in the job for less than six months. He ...

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Sacred Tibetan monastery catches fire, no reports of casualties

BEIJING (Reuters) – One of the most sacred locations in Tibetan Buddhism, the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, caught fire on Saturday but there were no reports of any casualties and the extent of the damage was unclear. The official Tibet Daily said part of the monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a history of more than 1,000 years, caught ...

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Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) – At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top ...

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