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Iran warns presence of foreign powers in Gulf raises 'insecurity'

President Hassan Rouhani says international forces should ‘stay away’ to de-escalate regional crisis

Iran has accused foreign powers of raising Gulf’s “insecurity”.

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of international powers in the Gulf, adding that Iran would propose a peace plan, after the US ordered reinforcements to the region.

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Police make arrest after fatal stabbing in Slough skate park

Boy, 15, arrested on Sunday after incident in Salt Hill Park left another 15-year-old dead

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested as police continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of another 15-year-old in a Slough skate park.

The victim was stabbed in Salt Hill Park on Saturday at about 6.30pm, police said. The incident allegedly followed an altercation involving a group of men.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests turn violent again

Police fire teargas at protesters after they deface a Chinese flag, set fires and vandalise a station

Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalised a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.

The day’s action began peacefully as protesters filled a shopping mall in the Sha Tin district and made a large display of folded paper origami cranes.

From smashing tiles to driving sheds: the weird world of wacky record breakers

For some, setting a world record is an all-consuming passion – and the weirder the better. Meet the people putting the record books into a spin

Getti Kehayova, 42, Las Vegas, USA. Record: the largest hula hoop spun (female) is 5.188m in diameter, and the spin was achieved by Getti Kehayova in Las Vegas, Nevada on 2 November 2018

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