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Iran says US blame over Iraq protests ‘astonishing’ - Dotemirates
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Iran says US blame over Iraq protests ‘astonishing’

TEHRAN: Iran described as “astonishing” Wednesday US accusations that its allies in Iraq were responsible for attacks on US diplomatic missions during deadly unrest last week centered on third city Basra.Both the US consulate in Basra and its embassy in Baghdad came under attack but the offices of political parties and militias backed by Iran were the principal target of the unrest in Basra while the Iranian consulate in the city was burnt to the ground.Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi blamed the unrest on US support for “groups which have spread and promoted violence and extremism.”“The US government must...


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44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda: At least 44 people died when after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official said late Thursday, and the death toll was expected to rise when rescue efforts resumed at daybreak.Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press.“I cannot speculate” how many people had been on board, he said. “Right now our focus is on rescue.”Such ferries often carry hundreds of people and are overcrowded.The Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency, in charge of servicing the vessels, urged patience in a statement as rescue...
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Remains of two US soldiers identified from boxes turned over by North Korea

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the remains of two U.S. Army soldiers missing in the Korean War nearly seven decades ago have been identified from the 55 boxes turned over by North Korea this summer. Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. North Korea Add Interest The president tweeted out their names, noting they were "identified as a result of my Summit with Chairman Kim," referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "These HEROES are home, they may...
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Suge Knight trial: Rap mogul pleads no contest over hit-and-run death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows former rap label boss Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pick-up truck - the man in this clip survived Former US rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015.The Death Row Records founder made the plea to avoid charges of murdering one man and attempting to murder a second with his pick-up truck in Los Angeles.He will be formally sentenced to 28 years in prison in October.His record label helped launch the careers of artists...

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Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh get doves of peace from the Middle East

DUBAI: Eight-year-old Anjuman, living in Camp 7 at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, has received the most beautiful gift. “I am very happy to have received this dove. I like it so much,” she said. She is among 150 children in the camp who have received “peace doves” from Dubai after winning an art competition organized in the camp. To celebrate the UN-declared International Day of Peace on Friday, a Dubai-based NGO, NRS International, and a UK-based NGO, Empathy Action, have given wings to a message of hope, peace and reconciliation. Both these organizations have come together to...
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Brett Kavanaugh accuser offers to testify to Senate

A woman who accuses Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of trying to rape her in 1982 has offered to testify to the Senate if it can "ensure her safety".Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer says her client will not appear on Monday, as senators proposed, but might do so next week on "terms that are fair".Republicans had vowed to press ahead with the confirmation amid uncertainty over whether the accuser would testify.Judge Kavanaugh says her allegation is "completely false". Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley welcomed Prof Ford's offer. "We are happy that Dr Ford's attorneys are now engaging with the Committee,"...
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When church bells were transformed into weapons of war

The deacon had resigned himself to what was about to happen. For some time he had tried to evade the decree, to keep its consequences to a minimum. But then at the end of July 1917, he had to recognize that his efforts had been in vain: The bells of his parish in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Kusel would be taken down from the tower. They would then go to an ironworks to be melted down and turned into guns. "They will speak a different language in the future," Deacon Karl Munzinger said in his sermon on July 22, 1917...