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Football's world governing body FIFA will elect a new president on Friday. It will also vote on a package of reforms intended to bring to an end the corruption that contributed to the downfall of the former president Sepp Blatter. More than 200 delegates will choose his successor from five candidates. The two front-runners are Sheikh Salman, the president of the Asia Football Confederation, and UEFA's Gianni Infantino.
The chairman of the English Football Association Greg Dyke said it was an important moment for world football. Who knows what happens with the cases that's already in chain. But hopefully, we passed reform program which is the more important part. We elect new president and FIFA goes back to some sort of normality. That isn't so. There won't be more investigations following allegations that has been made. But that's about the past hopefully.
Iranians are going to the polls in the first national test of public opinions since Tehran signed a nuclear deal with world powers. Voters are electing a new parliament as well as selecting members of the assembly of experts that appoints Iran's supreme leader. Here's James Robbins. The regime derives legitimacy from the electoral system although that system is rigidly controlled to exclude candidates seen as an outright threat to dominance by the clerics. This time the election outcomes are particularly intriguing. Will the people of Iran reward modernizing politicians who overcame conservative hardliners to conclude the historic nuclear deal last year, or will the extraordinarily large number of floating voters in Iran prefer to apply the brakes and endorse more conservative candidates to limit the power of president Rouhani. James Robbins reporting.
The leading US Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has come under attack from his two main rivals during a heated television debate. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are fighting to stop Mr.Trump from running away with the nominationin the Super Tuesday state primaries.
They questioned both Mr. Trump's conservatism and his character accusing him of lying, exploiting students and employing illegal immigrants to work on his properties. When the debate broadcast on CNN turned to foreign policy, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump clashed over how to achieve a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
I'm an negotiator. I've done very well over the years through negotiation. It's very important that we do that. In all fairness, Marco was not a negotiator. I watched him melt down and I'll tell you it was one of the saddest things I've ever seen. He is not going down. Do you think the Palestinian is a real estate deal? And these people, many even be tougher than Chris Christen, OK. The Palestinians are not a real estate deal Donald . NO, NO, NO. A deal is a deal. Let me tell you. A deal is not a deal when you're dealing with terrorists. You're not a negotiator.
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Police in the American state of Kansas say three people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a series of shootings. The sheriff of Harvey County said four crime scenes were being investigated including a lawn mower factory in the town of Hesston where four people including the gunman died. He'd worked at the plant and was shot by a law enforcement officer.
Finance ministers from the G20 group of leading economies are meeting in Shanghai as they try to deal with a predicted global slowdown. The Chinese finance minister said China had the fiscal space to tackle with downward pressure it's facing. Robin Brant reports.
As they gather in China's commercial capital, the prevailing mood is not good. The IMF has revised down its forecast for global economic growth. And China is coming to terms with its own slower growth. The volatility in its main stock market continues to spook investors around the world. China's finance minister Lou Jiwei opened the meeting saying the ultimate way out was structural reform to his country's economy.
Meanwhile, the Governor of China's central bank has hinted that the answer could be to borrow more.
Two Turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets have been released from jail after the country's constitutional court ruled that their right had been violated. The Cumhuriyet newspaper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar and a colleague Erdem Gul were arrested in November after publishing footage suggesting state intelligence agency had been sending weapons to Islamist rebels in Syria.
With almost all votes counted in the general election in Jamaica, the opposition Labor Party is said to win back power. It's expected to get 33 of the 63 seats in parliament. Addressing supporters, the prime minister elected Andrew Holness promised to grow the country's economy and create jobs. He'll succeed Portia Simpson Miller who's conceded.