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World in brief: Netanyahu says he’d stop Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s leading candidate for prime minister, said Saturday that Iran “will not be armed with a nuclear weapon.”

In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV, Netanyahu said if elected prime minister his first mission will be to thwart the Iranian nuclear threat. Netanyahu, the current opposition leader and head of the hard-line Likud party, called Iran the greatest danger to Israel and to all humanity.

When asked if stopping Iran’s nuclear ambitions included a military strike, he replied: “It includes everything that is necessary to make this statement come true.”

Iran has denied it is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.

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Nursing home fire kills 23 people

A nursing home fire in northwestern Russia killed at least 23 people Saturday, and officials said local authorities were slow to report the blaze.

The fire in the town of Podyelsk in the Komi region followed similar recent deadly fires at other nursing homes across the country.

Konstantin Bobrov, a spokesman for the regional government, said the fire swept quickly through the wooden building in the town located some 750 miles northeast of Moscow. He said three residents of the home were rescued and 23 died in the fire.

From wire reports
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