Eyeing U.S., Iran says to boost military might, showcases new fighter jet

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, no casualties reported

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela's eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, on Tuesday and shook buildings in Caracas, Colombian capital Bogota, and on islands in the Caribbean.

No reports of deaths, major damage in Venezuela quake-hit Sucre state – governor

The governor of Venezuela's Sucre state, which is the closest to the offshore epicenter of the major 7.3 quake that struck on Tuesday, said that so far there were no reports of deaths or major damage due to the tremor.

UK's Corbyn to meet asylum-seekers at center of Scottish row

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, on a four day trip to boost his party's fortunes in Scotland, will meet asylum seekers in Glasgow on Wednesday amid a row about the treatment of would-be immigrants.

Australian PM rejects cabinet resignations in bid to stave off renewed leadership challenge

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the resignations of seven cabinet members despite them backing a rival for leadership, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as Turnbull seeks to quell the threat of a renewed leadership challenge.

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