Tehran (AFP) - Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won twice as many seats as their conservative rivals in the second round of parliamentary elections, official results said Saturday.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg took full advantage of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's continuing ill-fortune on Saturday when he secured a comfortable pole position for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix. This left him over seven-tenths of a second clear of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari after defending three-time world champion Hamilton had been hit by another engine failure during the Q2 part of the qualifying session. Hamilton was unable to take part in Q3 and provisionally will line up in 10th place on the grid.
Rescuers in the Kenyan capital made desperate efforts Saturday to free survivors including a woman and child trapped in a building that collapsed in storms that have left a total of 17 people dead. President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the wreck of the six-storey building on Saturday, where 10 people perished after concrete floors collapsed down on top of each other during torrential rainstorms on Friday. "Ten bodies have been recovered, and we have 80 people who have been treated and discharged from hospital," Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery told reporters amid the wreckage of the building.