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Updated: 12:35 EST

Iran's Revolutionary Guards declare an end to 'sedition'

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said forces had been sent to Isfahan, Lorestan and Hamadan provinces to snuff out protests as pro-regime marches took place around Iran. Jafari claimed that there were no more than 15,000 anti-regime activists anywhere in the country, and their 'sedition' had now been dealt with. Meanwhile images broadcast on state TV showed tens of thousands of people waving Iranian flags marching through the centre of Ahvaz Kermanshah, Gorgan and elsewhere.

The hotline, cut by Pyongyang in 2016, was due to be restored this morning after Seoul proposed high-level talks in response to an olive branch from the North Korean dictator.

Firms with more than 2million users will have 24 hours to remove 'obviously illegal' posts from their websites or else face hefty fines under tough new laws brought into force in Germany.

Emma Bowden, 48, posed up with her 11-year-old daughter Heather in front of Sydney Opera House days before the doomed plane plunged into the Hawkesbury River near Sydney, Australia.

Professor Mark Obermann says that research shows that up to 40% of persistent vegetative state patients make some form of recovery within four years.

A sadhu, or holy man in the Hindu or Jainist tradition, was photographed performing the bizarre feat of strength at the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, in northern India.

The bottle of Russo-Baltique - the only one in the world - which was stolen from Cafe 33 bar in Copenhagen is priced at £960,000 and was on loan from a Russian businessman.

Bus plunges off cliff on 'Devil's Curve' highway in Peru

At least 48 people have been killed after a bus carrying 57 passengers down a road known as Devil's Curve in Peru was struck by a tractor trailer and plunged 330ft off a cliff on to a rocky beach below. Six badly wounded passengers were transported to hospital as police, Navy crews and medics combed the beach for more survivors, though had to suspend their search at nightfall as rising tides swallowed the wreck. The crash happened shortly before midday near the town of Pasamayo, around 43 miles north of the capital of Lima.

Female pop star is arrested in Egypt for 'incitement to debauchery' over her 'sexual' music video, less than a month after another female singer was sentenced to two years in prison 

Leila Amer, an Egyptian singer, has been arrested over a music video (left, top and bottom right) in which she can be seen dancing 'suggestively' after prosecutors said it represented 'an attack on society and the state.' It comes after the Egyptian musician's union, which must licence acts before they are allowed to perform, expelled her from their ranks. Last month singer Shyma (inset top left) was jailed for two years over a music video in which she appeared to simulate oral sex on a banana.

Israel said on Wednesday it had cracked the militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian intelligence officers who worked out of South Africa.

The pair have been grounded after the clashes on a New Year's day flight carrying more than 320 passengers from London to Mumbai.

The child, named Osama like his terrorist grandfather, was praised for his 'martyrdom' by father Hamza Bin Laden, who jihadis have hailed as the 'heir' to the leadership of Al-Qaeda.

US President Donald Trump: "We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect"

Relations between the White House and the Palestinians were already tense after the US president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month.

Data from the Lower Saxony region showed that between 2015 and 2016, when more than a million migrants arrived in Germany, there was a 10 per cent rise in violent crime caused by refugees.

The supreme court in Taipei upheld a previous ruling that the 41-year-old, identified by his family name Chu, should honour a contract he signed 20 years ago vowing to refund her.

Three friends attempt to rescue doomed Sydney seaplane

This is the moment a group of heroic bystanders leapt into action in a desperate attempt to save a British family of five and the pilot of a seaplane that plunged into the Hawkesbury River (main).  Kurt Bratby (centre), Todd Sellars (right) and Lachlan Hewitt (left) watched in horror as the aircraft 'fell from the sky' on New Year's Eve, tragically killing all six on board. The trio were enjoying a beer with other friends on the popular river, north of Sydney, when they a heard a 'huge noise, a boom'. They lassoed a rope around the sinking plane, tied it to their dingy and took it in turns to dive 7ft down into the water in a bid to pull the family to safety. Tragically, the doors could not be opened and the fuel in the water stifled their rescue attempt.

Hungry jackal tries to hunt doves in South Africa

Clint Ralph, 55, photographed a black backed jackal attempting to catch some dinner at the Nossob Waterhole, in South Africa, but the predator proved too slow for the birds. Mr Ralph said that no matter how many times the jackal tried, the most he came away with was a mouthful of feathers as the birds narrowly escaped getting caught in his snapping jaws. Eventually the jackal was forced to give up and go in search of slightly easier prey. Mr Ralph said it was 'wonderful to witness the cycle of life before my lens.'

Laura Plummer, from Hull, was held after arriving in Hurghada, Egypt with 290 Tramadol pills in her luggage, which her husband, Omar Saad, revealed was for his bad back.

Harswaroop Singh, a daily wage labourer from a village in Bareilly in northern India, was badly injured after an accident at a construction site in October last year.

Gardai are said to have arrested a heavily-armed teenager born in North Africa and officers are investigating if three separate incidents in Dundalk, Ireland, are terror related.

The plan offers African migrants a $3,500 payment from the Israeli government and a free air ticket to return home or go to 'third countries', which rights groups identified as Rwanda and Uganda.

Experts believe movie pirates are targeting Pornhub in the belief that the site takes longer to remove material in breach of copyright than the likes of Facebook or YouTube.

Donald Milne, from Aberdeen, who won the Scottish Rally Championship in 1991, was rushed to hospital after the collision in Alicante, Spain, but was later declared dead.

Brigitte Macron mocked for behaving like ‘Queen of France’

Brigitte Macron has been mocked as the new Queen of France over her insistence on standing next to her husband (right) as opposed to behind him as tradition dictates.  Eight months after her husband Emmanuel was elected, it appears the first lady is not content with waiting in the wings.  Talking to French radio, the 64-year-old said: 'A woman does not have to be behind,' referring to the age-old protocol. Over the years, the Duke of Edinburgh has regularly stood aside to let Queen Elizabeth II take centre stage, as did Carla Bruni with Macron's predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy (left).