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Several blasts shook the Baghdad area hours after a huge funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed by a US air strike on Thursday. Iranian leaders have vowed to avenge the killing of Qasem Soleimani, who was regarded as a terrorist by the US. Was his killing legal both under US domestic and international law? We hear from the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. Also on the programme: Australia mobilizes reserve military forces to help fight the raging bushfires - but there are warnings that the worst is yet to come; and we'll find out why the pronoun …


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