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It is now considering doubling her prison sentence to 10 years. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said the Foreign Secretary's actions to try to free Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe "do not look sufficient" in the eyes of the Free Nazanin Campaign. Johnson has promised to visit Iran before Christmas and if appropriate will visit her in jail. The foundation - the charitable arm of the news organisation - said it did not operate in the country.
  • Ford inks $765 million deal to build electric vehicles in China

    Ford inks $765 million deal to build electric vehicles in China

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    Ford better keep an eye on its new friend. The new JV builds upon Ford's ambitious China electrification strategy. These cars will be manufactured in a new factory in Zhejiang Province. A joint-venture with Zotye will mark Ford's third partnership in China. "We will be exploring innovative vehicle connectivity and mobility service solutions for a new generation of young city-dwelling Chinese customers".
  • Monorail services hit after fire in 2 coaches at Mysore Colony station

    Monorail services hit after fire in 2 coaches at Mysore Colony station

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    Though the exact reason is not known yet, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority ( MMRDA ) said an electric fault could be a cause of the fire. Metropolitan commissioner U P S Madan has ordered an enquiry by an independent committee to determine the cause of the fire and for a full checkup of all the monorail trains.
  • Tom Brady isn't masking his respect for the Broncos

    Tom Brady isn't masking his respect for the Broncos

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    They've got great players on both sides of the ball. If they can keep the Denver offense down, Brady may be just enough to give the Patriots the edge on Sunday night. This includes a loss off an identical Week 9 bye at home previous year vs. the Seattle Seahawks, the first loss at home coming off a bye for the Patriots since 2002.
  • Iran denies involvement in Yemen missile attack on Saudi Arabia

    Iran denies involvement in Yemen missile attack on Saudi Arabia

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    No one was hurt as the missile broke up and fell on an unpopulated area near Riyadh's airport, but analysts said it was unlikely such a weapon could have come from any other source but Iran. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Iran's supply of rockets to militias in Yemen was an act of "direct military aggression" that could be an act of war.
  • UN official warns of appalling famine in Yemen

    UN official warns of appalling famine in Yemen

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    Lowcock, who visited Yemen late last month, briefed the UN Security Council behind closed doors at the request of Sweden. The coalition blockade is a response to a missile attack by Houthi rebels, which was intercepted close to Riyadh airport on Saturday.
  • Congress observes Black Day, BJP 'Anti Black Money Day'

    Congress observes Black Day, BJP 'Anti Black Money Day'

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    Demonetisation even took the lives of common man and only the rich utilised it to convert their black money into white, he remarked. Rijiju said, "The demonetisation policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put a halt in corruption and the Congress leaders are spending sleepless nights since November 8 a year ago for the black money they posses".
  • Putin to Meet Trump in Vietnam Friday, Kremlin Aide Says

    Putin to Meet Trump in Vietnam Friday, Kremlin Aide Says

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    Above, the pair meet in July. Ushakov said the US and Russian leaders may also have an "extensive" one-on-one meeting, although a specific time has not been set. Mr. Trump said last week that it was possible he'd meet with Mr. Putin at APEC, but the White House hasn't publicly confirmed any potential events involving the two.
  • PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee flag off Kolkata-Khulna passenger train

    PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee flag off Kolkata-Khulna passenger train

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    Named "Bandhan Express", the new train will operate on the Khulna-Kolkata route with a aim to facilitate travelling between the two neighbouring countries. The train, according to the schedule, would leave Kolkata at 11 a.m. (India time) and reach Khulna in four and half hours. Its construction work began on December 25, 2013 and ended last month.
  • Bhalla elected first Sikh Mayor of New Jersey city

    Bhalla elected first Sikh Mayor of New Jersey city

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    Patel was elected to the education board of New Jersey's Edison county. That was his way to describe something massive, momentous. " At this point in my political career, I have a thick skin ", he told the Huffington Post . "I look forward to being your Mayor!", Bhalla tweeted. Last week, Bhalla was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers left on vehicle windshields.
  • Miami school offers bullet resistant backpack inserts

    Miami school offers bullet resistant backpack inserts

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    The panels cost $120; and though the school has never had a shooting incident , Gulla said that showing how to use the panels is only a part of the overall safety training he gives teachers. The concept isn't unusual nowadays. A body armor company called Amendment II began making bullet-resistant Avengers and Disney princess-themed backpacks.
  • 1 killed, 6 including senior police official injured in blast in Quetta

    1 killed, 6 including senior police official injured in blast in Quetta

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    As a result, Hamid Shakeel, his driver and five other people received serious injuries. Two police officials are said to be in critical condition. Security officials and rescue teams reached the site after the incident. Over 20 others were wounded in the bombing, according to hospital authorities. Civil Defence director claimed that the blast was suicide and 10-15 kilogrammes of explosives were used in it.
  • Chandy, Congress leaders aided solar scam accused: panel

    Chandy, Congress leaders aided solar scam accused: panel

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    The more than 1,000-page report of Justice (Retd) G. Sivarajan has criticised a huge number of top political leaders, including Chandy, his cabinet colleagues, sitting legislators, Lok Sabha members, former legislators and others. After Vijayan announced these actions, Chandy and others slammed the report and pointed out that the commission has gone beyond its brief. The special session of the Assembly was adjourned soon after.
  • Abe, Trump agree to put 'maximum' pressure on N. Korea

    Abe, Trump agree to put 'maximum' pressure on N. Korea

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    North Korea - which carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test so far in September - itself welcomed Trump to the region with a rhetorical volley via the ruling party's Rodong newspaper, calling the United States a "thrice-cursed nuclear criminal" and condemning "Trump's mad remarks".
  • Australian senator racially abused at pub

    Australian senator racially abused at pub

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    While she did not condone the harassment, Senator Hanson said Senator Dastyari was "a big boy" and could "stand up for himself". "I worry about the people who don't have that support". " You dance so far to the right that it gives those a little bit further out a sense of entitlement". The men surround a table with Dastyari, Watts and several others - all of whom appeared supremely chill, given the circumstances - before leaving the premises, and "thanking" the senator for his "shit ...