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1. Kevin McCarthy elected US House Speaker after 15 rounds of voting
- Kevin McCarthy has been elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives after heated exchanges which almost saw fellow Republicans come to blows.
- It took 15 rounds of voting for Mr McCarthy to win the job, despite his party having a majority in the chamber.
- It came after a dramatic pressure campaign played out live on the House floor as party rebel Matt Gaetz was urged to vote for Mr McCarthy.

2. Newport News: Boy aged six detained after shooting teacher in US
- A six-year-old boy has been detained by police after shooting a teacher in the US state of Virginia.
- The shooting happened at Richneck Elementary School in the city of Newport News.
- It is unclear how the child obtained the gun, but Mr Drew said the incident was not "an accidental shooting".
- The teacher was left with life-threatening injuries.

3. Iran hangs two more protesters 
- Two men have been hanged in Iran for allegedly killing a member of the military during nationwide protests.
- Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini were found guilty of "corruption on earth" over their alleged involvement in the death of a paramilitary officer.
- Human rights groups have denounced what they described as a "sham" trial.

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