Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on provincial authorities in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi to swiftly take whatever action necessary to save and aid people in the province’s quake-hit areas after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the region Wednesday.
One has been killed and four wounded as a result of a 6-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks that have struck areas near the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.
The first two weeks of the Iranian New Year (which starts on March 20 or 21) is a major travel season with the highest number of holidaymakers along with road accidents.
Nepal's only International Airport in Kathmandu was briefly shut down after a leopard was seen on the runway at around 7:45 am, said TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur.
A young Iranian man was trying to break the world record of underwater breath-holding in the middle of a live TV show, but he was not that much successful in doing it.
At least 28 people, five seriously, were wounded after a pickup truck hit two cars and then ran into the crowd attending the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, the United States.
A border outpost in western Iranian city of Baneh was fully blanketed by the recent heavy snowfall.
Spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary says two people have been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire of Plasco building, which led to its collapse on January 19 and killed several people.
The shop owners of Plasco, the first modern commercial centre in Iran which collapsed last month, will continue their business in another shopping centre in Tehran.
At least two people have been killed in an explosion on a gas pipeline in southeastern Iran, the Fars news agency says.