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Huge victory for Suu Kyi's party in Myanmar elections

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party says it had won at least 43 out of the 44 parliamentary seats that it contested in the southeast Asian country's parliamentary by-elections.

(CNN) Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Monday it had won at least 43 out of the 44 parliamentary seats that it contested in the southeast Asian country's parliamentary by-elections.

"This is not our triumph, this is a triumph of the people," Suu Kyi said as she arrived at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy in Yangon to meet with fellow candidates and other party members.

The prediction of victories in 43 of the 44 seats where the NLD fielded candidates was based on the party's own estimates, according to party member Thae Da Win Aung.

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Has Iran Quietly Started Executing Protesters?

Iranian authorities have begun prosecuting demonstrators arrested at recent mass protests, accusing them of the gravest crimes that are punishable by the death penalty. The prospect of sham trials is meant to subdue an extremely hostile population.

Photo of men and women killed during protests in Iran laid out in Paris

Photographs of men and women killed during recent protests in Iran

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Iran's clerical regime, which has faced persistent anti-state protests since mid-September, is activating a tried-and-tested mechanism for terminating opposition: executions.

In recent days the judiciary has leveled the gravest charges in its juridical arsenal at dozens of detained protesters, namely "waging war on God" (muhariba) and "spreading corruption in the land" (afsad fi al-arz).

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