Iraqi Army takes key positions in Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters.
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Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election -- making him the world's youngest national leader. Also: hundreds killed in deadliest-ever Mogadishu bomb blast, Baghdad warns it will use all means necessary to reassert its authority over the disputed region of Kirkuk, and the end of 900 years of monastic life at a historic abbey in Germany.
US President refuses to sign off 2015 deal with Iran; Opposition takes to streets in Kenya demanding electoral reform, and the Chinese billionaire who claims to know one of the biggest secrets of the Chinese Communist Party