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The founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini

'Imam Khomeini revived Islam's vitality'

Iranians marked the 28th anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini in a host of events nationwide on Sunday.
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6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

Guatemala City (AFP) - A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country....
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Booming U.S. shale production sends oil into bear market territory despite OPEC efforts

Investing.com - Oil prices recovered slightly on Thursday morning, after falling to their lowest level in around ten months a day earlier amid lingering concerns over strong shale output growth in the U.S....
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U.N. renews appeal for humanitarian funds as needs grow

GENEVA (Reuters) - Only a quarter of the $23.5 billion needed for humanitarian assistance programs worldwide this year has been received, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a fresh appeal to donors....
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Ansar al-Forqan Terrorist Group's Ringleader Killed in Southeastern Iran

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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force killed the ringleader of Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group, Jalil Qanbar Zehi, in clashes in the heights of Qasr-e Qand region, Southeastern Iran.
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Rwanda genocide shaped me, Congolese ex-rebel tells court

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The Hague (AFP) - A former Congolese rebel commander told war crimes judges Wednesday the "horrific events" he saw during Rwanda's 1994 genocide shaped him to vow to do everything he could to prevent "it happening again".
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Venezuela's 'tiger' foreign minister Rodriguez quits

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez left her post on Wednesday to run for a seat in a controversial new congress, drawing praise from her boss as a "tiger" for her feisty defense of the socialist government.
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What refugees might say of World Refugee Day

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In 2000, when the United Nations designated every June 20 to be World Refugee Day, little did it know that new conflicts would create the highest levels of displacement on record. In recent years, about 66 million people, or 1 percent of the world population, have fled their homes.
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Australian banks face 'Pandora's box' of taxes after state hike

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - A second Australian state on Friday said it was open to charging its own bank tax, raising fears the federal government has opened a "Pandora's box" by slapping a A$6.2 billion ($4.7 billion) levy on major lenders in its May budget.
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