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Vice President Mokhber To Replace Late President Raisi Of Iran

Iran’s first vice president, Mohammad Mokhber, is expected to assume the presidency after Ebrahim Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash as the country gears up for early elections. The Iranian constitution stipulates that the first vice president takes over “in the event of the president’s death, dismissal, resignation, absence or illness for more than two months”.

Iran's President, Foreign Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash

The President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, and his foreign minister have died in a helicopter crash after search teams located the wreckage in East Azerbaijan province Monday. The accident happened on Sunday in mountainous terrain and icy weather. “President Raisi, the foreign minister, and all the passengers in the helicopter were killed in the crash,” a senior Iranian official told Reuters, asking not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter. Iran’s Mehr news agency confirmed the deaths, reporting that “all passengers of the helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister were martyred”.

Dubai Submerged In Flood

On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates experienced strong thunderstorms that resulted in the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the country in just a few hours. As a result, some parts of the country's main highways and Dubai's international airport were flooded. According to the state-run news agency WAM, this unprecedented weather event surpassed any other documented since data collection began in 1949, before the discovery of crude oil when the region was still part of the Trucial States, a British protectorate.

We Shall Not Be A Party If You Strike Back - Biden Cautions Netanyahu Over Iran

Following the counter attack launched by the Tehran government on the Israeli airspace on Saturday night, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu had yesterday summoned his war cabinet for the second time in less than 24 hours to weigh a response option to Iran's massive drone attack. Although the Israeli media said the attack did not record casualty but a little damage, courtesy of the United States and other ally’s air defences and countermeasures that helped Israel to dodge casualty record.

Philippines Landslide Death Toll Increases To 68

The death toll following Tuesday's landslide at a gold mining village in Davao de Oro province, Philippines has risen to 68 according to officials. A three-year-old girl was the last person pulled alive from the mud. Her rescue after more than 60 hours buried was described as "a miracle". A disaster agency official of the province, Edward Macapili, said that at the time of the rescue of the girl it had given hope to the workers. But on Monday, those hopes appear to have faded.

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