Iran navy test-fires 2 missiles during drills
TEHERAN • Iran's navy has test-fired the latest versions of two missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported yesterday. Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said cruise missile Nasir had successfully hit its target while officials said Dehlaviyeh, a laser-guided missile, had also been successfully tested.
Britain's child sex abuse inquiry begins
LONDON • Britain's inquiry into historical child sex abuse, dogged by problems, including the resignation of three chairmen, since its launch three years ago, held its first public hearing yesterday. The inquiry was set up after a series of shocking abuse scandals dating back decades.
At least 3 dead as heavy rain hits Chile
SANTIAGO • At least three people are dead and 19 others missing after heavy rain struck Chile over the weekend, causing mudslides and water outages.