Iran Crisis: Tehran launches missile attack and President Trump responds – BBC News

President Trump says Iran appears to be standing down after it launched more than 20 missiles at Iraqi bases where US troops are stationed. He urged countries – including the UK – to send a “clear and united message” to Iran that its “campaign of terror” will no longer be tolerated.

The ballistic missiles were launched from the western Kermanshah Province in response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani by the US.

Al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province was hit 17 times, including two missiles that failed to detonate. According to the Iraqi government, a further five missiles were targeted at a base in Irbil. Both the UK and American governments have said none of their citizens were killed or injured.

In his address this afternoon Donald Trump said the US would impose additional sanctions on Iran.

Meanwhile, just hours after the Iranian missile attacks a Ukrainian passenger plane, carrying 176 people – including 3 Britons, crashed shortly after take-off in Iran. There were no survivors.

The majority of passengers on the Boeing airliner were from Iran and Canada. Several airlines have now said they will avoid Iranian airspace.

Coverage presented by Sophie Raworth with reports by Jeremy Bowen, Nick Bryant, Laura Kuenssberg and Tom Burridge.

Produced for the BBC News at Ten.

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Qasem Soleimani: Huge crowds pack Tehran for commander's funeral – BBC News

Huge crowds have packed the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on Friday on the orders of President Donald Trump.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei led prayers and at one point was seen weeping.

Iran has vowed “severe revenge” for the death of Soleimani and on Sunday pulled back from the 2015 nuclear accord.

Soleimani, 62, headed Iran’s elite Quds Force, and was tasked with protecting and boosting Iran’s influence in the Middle East.

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Australia fires: Morrison heckled by bushfire victims – BBC News

Australia is grappling with massive bushfires fuelled by record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought.

In the worst-affected state, New South Wales, fires have burned more than 4 million hectares (40,000 sq km or 9.9 million acres) destroying more than 1,300 houses and forcing thousands to seek shelter elsewhere.

Across the country, 20 people have died – including three volunteer firefighters – with most of the casualties in New South Wales.

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Female only biker club in New York – BBC News

The number of women taking to the road on motorcycles in the US is on the rise, up 30% over the past decade. Meet the members of one female-only bike club in New York

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Meet the Biohackers – BBC News

Bio-hackers are people who want to make their bodies and brains function better – by ‘hacking’ their biology.

That could be as simple as taking vitamin supplements but if you call yourself a Bio-hacker you’re likely doing far more than that.

In this film Catrin Nye meets people inserting technology under their skin, trying to edit their DNA, changing their diet to try and live to 150 and trying to create entirely new human senses.

We met people in the UK, Germany and the US who want to push the limits of what it means to be human.

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