#ExpressIntro: Trump, Clinton win Mississippi primaries; Iran launches ballistic missiles

Catch up with the latest of what's making news this Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2016 9:12 am
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Iran ballistic Missile, Islamic State commander, US airstrikes, North Korea, World news Iranians attend a rally commemorating the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, under Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, displayed by armed forces, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The nationwide rallies commemorate Feb. 11, 1979, when followers of Ayatollah Khomeini ousted U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched several medium-range and short-range ballistic missiles in recent days as part of a military exercise, the Guard announced Tuesday. The missiles had ranges of between 300 and 2,000 kilometers (185-1,250 miles), Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Guard’s aerospace division, said, according to the state news agency IRNA. The longer ends of that range appear to exceed limits that the U.N. Security Council has imposed.

Donald Trump, Clinton win Mississippi as 4 states vote in presidential race

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled to wins in the Mississippi primary on Tuesday as four states voted in presidential nominating contests in both parties. But early results showed both presidential front-runners were in close fights in Michigan, the night’s biggest prize, even though opinion polls had given both of them comfortable leads heading into the voting.

Climate change wiped out prehistoric ‘sea dragon’: Study

Prehistoric global warming wiped out the ichthyosaur, a toothy, dolphin-like reptile that disappeared from Earth’s oceans tens of millions of years before the last dinosaurs, researchers said.

Prayers, cheers as total eclipse darkens swathe of Indonesia

The rare astronomical event is being witnessed along a narrow path that stretches across 12 provinces encompassing three time zones and about 40 million people. In other parts of the Indonesian archipelago and Asia, a partial eclipse is visible.

North Korean media: Kim Jong Un says country has miniaturised warheads

The official North Korean news agency said on Wednesday the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un met his nuclear scientists for a briefing and declared he was greatly pleased that warheads had been miniaturised for use on ballistic missiles. In a report dated today, the KCNA news agency said Kim told the nuclear researchers that the stronger the country’s nuclear strike capability, the more effective it will be as a deterrent to aggression.

Islamic State commander ‘likely killed’ in Syria air strike: US official

The Islamic State group’s battle-tested equivalent of a defence minister has probably died in a US air strike in Syria, a US official said.

 

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