• United States sanctions 5 new Iranian entities

    United States sanctions 5 new Iranian entities

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    The Daily Mail reported that the five designated companies are all subsidiaries of Iran's Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG), which is part of the Iranian Defense Ministry. The act, signed by the President on June 29, 2005, is an authority aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters, and isolating them financially, according to the US Department of State website.
  • Israeli army to reopen probe into Gaza paraplegic's death

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    The shooter was identified in news reports as Muhammad al-Dajani, a former member of Hamas's military branch in Gaza. "[Hamas] uses its smuggled weapons to empower that which was not revealed by God". These have intensified since the supposed reconciliation deal put together in Cairo, in part because the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah has refused to lift the sanctions that it has imposed on Gaza for more than 8 months.
  • Kmart in Rochester to close

    Kmart in Rochester to close

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    The Sears Auto Center there will shutter its doors in late January. The company operates smaller Sears Hometown Store locations in Seabrook, Rochester, Swanzey, Gorham and Walpole. Sears Holdings ( SHLD ), which owns both Sears and Kmart, made the announcement Thursday, building on months of similar closings aimed at getting the company on solid financial footing.
  • Sneaky rat stowaway forces cancellation of Alaska Airlines flight

    Sneaky rat stowaway forces cancellation of Alaska Airlines flight

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    Passenger Matt Gough tweeted that four people were searching the plane for the extra passenger. Also, exterminators will need to certify that the plane is rodent free. "A flying first for me: 4 hours into an 11-hour flight and we are turning around because we have a passenger who isn't supposed to be on this plane".
  • Missing Round Rock girls found safe in Colorado, suspect in custody

    Missing Round Rock girls found safe in Colorado, suspect in custody

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    The Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office and the Trinidad Police Department worked together to capture Miles, according to KKTV . The children were not in the home at the time, nor was Miles, who has been described as Bates' roommate. He is also a person of interest in Bates's death, as he lived with her.
  • Maharashtra bandh: Blocked Train services start again on Western line

    Maharashtra bandh: Blocked Train services start again on Western line

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    Several local trains running towards CSMT were halted at various stations because of the protestors who stood on the tracks prohibiting any train movement. "We are demanding the arrest of the culprits". Fleets of protesters on motorbikes were also seen roaming the empty streets of Mumbai shouting "Jai Bhim", a Dalit protest slogan.
  • Pre-teens are struggling to cope with social media stress

    Pre-teens are struggling to cope with social media stress

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    Researchers say children become increasingly anxious about their online image and "keeping up appearances" as they get older. Most social media platforms have a minimum age of 13, yet three quarters of those aged 10-12 have an account. My daughter is one of only two in her whole year not allowed on social media. Some Year Seven children described how receiving notifications from across the social media platforms, especially if there were a number of them, was distracting, time consuming ...
  • Pro-government demonstrators take to streets in Iran

    Pro-government demonstrators take to streets in Iran

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    Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that enemies have been using various tools to deal blows to the Iranian nation and the Islamic establishment during the latest developments. "The federal government considers it legitimate when people courageously protest their economic and political woes on the streets as is happening in Iran at the moment and they have our respect", said government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer.
  • Winter Storm Eleanor Leaves at Least 3 Dead in Europe

    Winter Storm Eleanor Leaves at Least 3 Dead in Europe

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    Wind speeds reached 90mph at Orlock Head in Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening, the Met Office said. A spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: "Strong winds and high tides are not a great combination - with a Met Office weather warning in place for wind please stay away from exposed coastal locations, especially during tonight's high tide (depending on where you are this will be between around 5.30pm in the far west and 7pm in the east) and tomorrow morning's spring tide (again, depending ...
  • Fuel scarcity: Marketers, FG finally agree on price

    Fuel scarcity: Marketers, FG finally agree on price

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    Senate President Bukola Saraki had directed the committee to meet with the officials as part of measures of finding a lasting solution to the crisis in the oil sector. "This is a government of the people and they believe Nigerians should not be made to buy fuel for more than N145". "From our point of view as marketers, we made our submission known to government and we emphasized the fact that this was not a marketer-related problem".
  • Russian Federation denies newspaper report that 7 planes destroyed in Syria attack

    Russian Federation denies newspaper report that 7 planes destroyed in Syria attack

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    Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, have recently intensified their attacks on Eastern Ghouta, which has been under siege by Assad's forces for more than four years. The assertion, however, has yet to be confirmed by independent sources. Nineteen were killed in Russian strikes in the town of Misraba on Wednesday, while the remainder died the same day in regime strikes and shelling in other areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  • Class of 2017 matric results to be announced

    Class of 2017 matric results to be announced

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    Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says: "There should be something that should come out as a result of the effort that we put in to support the provinces". The throughput rate is of particular concern to us, as the number of learners writing the full National Senior Certificate, as opposed to dropping out or writing a few subjects through the Multiple Opportunities route, can drastically affect the overall pass rate .