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Iranian women show their IDs as they wait in line to cast their votes in the parliamentary and Assemblyof  Experts  election outside a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, on Friday. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Millions of Iranians voted in high-stake elections on Friday that could shift the balance of power within the hardline-controlled Islamic elite by ush(...)

A Syrian man walks past a poster bearing a portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on a street in the capital Damascus.   Opponents of Mr Assad expect the government to ignore the planned truce starting on Saturday. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Russian warplanes bombed Syrian rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria and government forces pounded a suburb of the capital on Thursday, ahead of a (...)

 An  iPhone 6S is displayed at an Apple store on Chicago. Photograph: Kiichiro Sato/AP

Apple has asked a federal magistrate in Washington to vacate her order that it help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone. The company said in a court (...)

Since 2007, 12 human feet clad in running shoes have been found on the shores of British Columbia, from Jedediah Island to Botanical Beach. Photograph: Google Maps

British Columbia, Canada is known for many things: beautiful landscapes, great skiing, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the human feet that have been wash(...)

For decades, the legal profession has been in the crosshairs of external critics of the Irish economy. Every couple of years the Paris-based Organis(...)

The bald eagle  was removed from the federal endangered species list in America in 2007 after the banning of the pesticide DDT and habitat protection led to its recovery.

Authorities in the US are investigating the deaths of 13 bald eagles discovered on a Maryland farm. Maryland Natural Resources police received a call(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Jordan’s foreign minister Nasser Judeh in Amman on Sunday. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday a provisional agreement had been reached with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on terms for a ce(...)

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz receives an endorsement from “Duck Dynasty” TV show star Phil Robertson at a rally at the College of Charleston in Columbia, South Carolina. Photograph: EPA

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz bounds onto the stage after being introduced by reality TV star “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson as the God-(...)

Antonin Scalia, who has died aged 79, was the man who had the decisive fifth vote out of nine judges that guaranteed conservative dominance of the US (...)

What is China doing in the South China Sea? China claims most of the South China Sea as its own, and it has territorial disputes with nearly all its n(...)

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