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Iran election: Voters go to the polls to pick president

Iranians are voting an a presidential election, in which Hassan Rouhani is seeking a second term. Mr Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, is standing against three other candidates. His main challenger is seen as Ebrahim Raisi, 56, a hardline cleric and former prosecutor who is close to Supreme Leader ...

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Syria condemns US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Syria has condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes killed “a number” of people, destroyed some “material” and were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”. The convoy was hit on Thursday as it neared a group of US-backed rebels and a Western special forces unit in Tanf. ...

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Netflix film Okja booed at Cannes Film Festival

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A screening at the Cannes Film Festival had to be stopped after the film was booed in its first few minutes. Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been controversial because producer Netflix has refused to screen it in French cinemas. The audience booed the Netflix logo, which appeared before the film started, and it then became clear the ...

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Basquiat painting breaks records at $110.5m in New York

A painting by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at auction in New York for $110.5m (£85.4m). That is nearly double the price of his previous most expensive work, bought by the same person a year ago. It has broken several other records including becoming the most expensive work by any US artist. It is also the highest price ...

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Times Square car crash driver Richard Rojas ‘heard voices’

A man who drove a car along three blocks of pavement in New York’s Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring 22 people, said he had “heard voices”, according to law enforcement sources. Richard Rojas, 26, a US Navy veteran who was arrested twice previously for drink-driving, is now in custody. He also said he expected to die, the sources ...

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OnePlus 5 Camera to Be Developed in Partnership With DxO

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HIGHLIGHTS 1.This is the first time company has officially called phone “OnePlus 5” 2.DxO is well-known for its photography benchmark 3.The details about the smartphone’s camera have not been shared While the leaks regarding the dual-camera setup on OnePlus 5 have become increasingly common, despite being contradictory on occasions, we now have some official information about the camera on the ...

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Launch Set for May 25

HIGHLIGHTS 1.Xiaomi Mi Max likely to go on sale in China first 2.Mi Max 2 said to sport 6.44-inch display, like its predecessor 3.The phone will be launching on May 25 Xiaomi has finally revealed that it will be launching the Mi Max successor on May 25 in China. The company launched a dedicated website where it’s teasing the upcoming ...

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