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  • 26 May 2015

    An Iranian security court has held the first hearing in the closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months.

  • 26 May 2015

    Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government the power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.

  • 25 May 2015

    A Tunisian soldier has opened fire at a military base in the capital, killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself, according to the army which said the shooter had "family problems".

  • 25 May 2015

    A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has dumped record rainfall on parts of the US Plains and Midwest, causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes.

  • 25 May 2015

    Islamic State (IS) has poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

  • 25 May 2015

    Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter.

  • 25 May 2015

    Sydney gunman Man Monis was a self-obsessed fantasist who grew increasingly defiant as he edged closer to launching his deadly attack, an inquest has heard.

  • 25 May 2015

    Voters have punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections as many people switched their allegiance to new groups campaigning on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and corruption scandals.