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Iran weightlifters collect 8 medals in Asian championships

Iranian weightlifters have featured commendable performances at the 46th edition of Senior Men’s Asian Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan, picking up eight medals in the continental sporting event. On Saturday, Iran’s Mohammad Reza Barari pocketed two medals in the 105-kilogram weight category at Uzbekistan Sport Center in the Uzbek capital city ...

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Poll in Canada shows many Muslims feel discriminated against

While most Muslims in Canada feel they’re treated better than Muslims in other western countries, they still feel singled out for discrimination because of their faith, a new national survey says. The poll by Environics asked the fastest-growing religious minority in Canada about pride and belonging, Muslim identity and practice, ...

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16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a “disproportional response to a threat that didn’t ...

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Yemen warring sides begin face-to-face talks

Warring sides of the conflict in Yemen have begun face-to-face negotiations for the first time since an ongoing round of talks started under the auspices of the United Nations in Kuwait. Charbel Raji, the spokesman for UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Saturday that direct meetings ...

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Europe refiners step up Iran oil imports

A tanker for Italy’s IPLOM is sailing back home after loading 1 million barrels of Iranian crude, the Reuters news agency said. Another vessel for Motor Oil Hellas loaded crude at Iran’s Kharg Island on April 20 and is about to deliver the first post-sanctions cargo to the Greek refiner ...

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Protesters break into Baghdad’s Green Zone demanding reform

Iraqi protesters broke into the heavily-fortified government complex of Green Zone Saturday, demanding change in the political and economic structure of Iraq. Protesters moved into the Green Zone, a restricted area which houses the country’s key government institutions, only to ransack the parliament where fierce debates have been going on over ...

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US-led drone strike kills over dozen in eastern Afghanistan

More than a dozen people have lost their lives in Afghanistan in a new drone strike carried out by US-led foreign forces in the country’s east. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Friday that the aerial assault took place in the Narai Obah area of the ...

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US to continue talks with South Korea over missile system

The US administration of President Barack Obama says talks to install a new missile system in South Korea would continue despite calls by China and Russia for the United States to pull back. Washington and Seoul have begun talks on the possible deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ...

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‘West Wing’ actress gives White House press briefing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For a few moments at the White House on Friday, “The West Wing” TV series came back to life as actress Allison Janney who played fictional White House spokeswoman CJ Cregg took the podium at the daily press briefing. Janney’s appearance was a stunt meant to highlight Saturday’s ...

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