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Rouhani declared victor in Iranian elections

Rouhani declared victor in Iranian elections

In what many had predicted was going to be a closely contested election, Rouhanni won 57 percent of the vote, nearly 20 points more than the 38 percent his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, received . In his televised address, Rouhani told Iranians they had "said no to those who wanted to take Iran backward or cease its current course". "His renewed term promises tougher economic reforms inside the country to boost the confidence of foreign companies looking to invest in Iran".



Ethiopia's Dr Tedros Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization director

Before his election to the WHO director-general position, Tedros was Ethiopia's foreign affairs minister, and from 2005 to 2012 he was the country's health minister, according to a press release today from the WHO. In his victory speech, Tedros noted it was "challenging times for global health" but added that "all roads lead to universal health coverage", calling it his central priority.



World landmarks light up in green to support Paris climate deal

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also expressed interest in joining the new pact. "Today we are stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China..." Trump argued that his decision would help preserve jobs and businesses in the United States .


Japan lower house OKs bill allowing emperor to abdicate

Japan lower house OKs bill allowing emperor to abdicate

The bill will be deliberated and voted on by a special upper house committee and is expected to become law next week. "The legislation is meant to achieve Emperor Akihito's abdication, but it can be a precedent (for future emperors) given the process of drafting the bill and the basic concept behind it", Suga said at the Lower House's Rules and Administration Committee on June 1, the first day of Diet deliberations on the bill.



Bodies Found after Gunman Sets Fire to Philippine Casino

Out of fear, Fernandez ran to the fire exit and went straight to the basement where he hid for more than an hour. Some 18 of those brought to the hospitals needed to be confined. The suspect was English-speaking but had no identification cards. On Friday, Dela Rosa ruled out declaring martial law on the main island of Luzon, where Manila is located.


CNN fires Kathy Griffin from show following Donald Trump 'beheading' stunt

CNN fires Kathy Griffin from show following Donald Trump 'beheading' stunt

Griffin's video made Trump seethe. The fake beheading drew criticism from Trump himself, who tweeted (not long before his now infamous "covfefe"): " Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself". Griffin has been doing the New Year's Eve special since 2007. "I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus". In the run-up to the election, Trump was criticised for saying that the journalist had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever".