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By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Martin McGuinness will not lead Sinn Fein into elections in Northern Ireland in March that were triggered by his resignation as deputy first minister, saying on Thursday he was bringing forward plans to stand down following a recent illness. McGuinness also signalled for the first time that Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was preparing to make way for a successor. "Last year, Gerry Adams and I confirmed that we had a plan in place for transition to a new leadership.
Tehran's mayor said more than 20 firefighters had been killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed following a fire on Thursday. "So far, more than 20 of our colleagues in the fire brigade have lost their lives rescuing others," mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf told Iranian state television. Fire brigade spokesman Jalal Maleki said he could not confirm the 20 deaths, and they were still being treated officially as missing since no bodies had yet been pulled from the rubble.