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Iran State TV Declares Moderate Rouhani Wins Second Presidential Term

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country's presidential election, giving him a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

How a Bali Drug Bust Became an Australian Obsession

SYDNEY — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and...

Burning Man Tries to Enter Iranian Embassy on Election Day

BANGKOK— A man set himself on fire and tried to charge into the Iranian Embassy on Friday afternoon as voting was underway inside for...

Voting, Governance and Clerical Power in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?

Polls Open in First Iran Presidential Vote Since Atomic Deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians began voting Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the wider world.

Lauded Rocker Chris Cornell Killed Himself by Hanging

DETROIT — Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city's medical examiner. He was 52.

Asian Funerals Go Green, High-Tech at Hong Kong Trade Fair

HONG KONG — Death is inevitable but it doesn't have to be bad for the environment.

Special Prosecutor Abruptly Named to Probe Trump-Russia Ties

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into...

US Compares Venezuela Crisis to Syria, South Sudan, N Korea

UNITED NATIONS — The United States called Wednesday's first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South Sudan, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said.

After Missile Tests, N. Korea’s Asian Cup Qualifier Postponed

KUALA LUMPUR — North Korea's match against Malaysia in 2019 Asian Cup qualifying has been postponed a second time amid new missile tests by the host nation.

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