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Leader Appoints New Members to Iran’s Expediency Council

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appointed new members to the Expediency Council for a five-year period.
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Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China

Money talks. At least it did for Eddie Chen and, presumably, for many of the 420,000 of his Taiwanese compatriots who opted to earn a higher salary by working in mainland China....
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Anti-Defamation League donations spiked 1,000% after Charlottesville

In the week following the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12, the Anti-Defamation League saw a 1,000% spike in donations compared to an average week, it says....
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Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

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SINGAPORE (AP) -- The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.
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Harsh Revenge Awaits Daesh Terrorists: Iranian Cleric

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran's Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami pledged that Iran would take “harsh revenge” against Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists for decapitating an IRGC military adviser in Syria.
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Paris Police Evacuate 2,000 Migrants

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - French police moved out around 2,000 migrants from a makeshift camp in an area that north of Paris on Friday, the 35th evacuation operation in two years in the capital.
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Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

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Johannesburg (AFP) - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations.
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At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

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GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said.
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More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

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ROME (Reuters) - Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard.
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Japan’s Inpex May Get Involved in Development of Iran’s Azadegan Oil Field

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp might participate in a tender to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran and form a consortium with other foreign oil firms to that end, a high-ranking Iranian official said.
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US will 'know how to face' anti-Semitism: Israel president

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Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed shock Wednesday over anti-Semitism at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with "this difficult challenge".
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Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

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...“Forensic investigations of documents made public two weeks prior to the July 5 leak by the person or entity known as Guccifer 2.0 show that they were fraudulent...
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Islamic finance: 'Meaningful narrative needed'

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ISLAMIC finance continues to grow at a double-digit pace but the industry clearly needs to be rid of the distractions for it to have a “meaningful narrative”, said HSBC Amanah Bhd chief executive officer Arsalaan Ahmed.
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A look back at the 1979 total solar eclipse

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...Although the celestial phenomenon on Feb. 26, 1979 was only visible from the Pacific Northwest, it was the last total solar eclipse over the contiguous United States to take place that century...
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Fired Google Engineer James Damore Defends Anti-Diversity Memo

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...If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future — unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users.”...
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Bored with blockbusters? Why Hollywood needs another Bonnie and Clyde moment

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This weekend marks 50 years since the release of the film that shook up studios and ushered in a new wave of auteurs including Coppola and Scorsese. Does the complacent Hollywood of 2017 need a similar shock?
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Swiss Hotel Apologizes for Singling Out Jews in Signs

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A Swiss hotel is facing backlash for singling out Jewish customers using its pool facilities and refrigerator in signs Israel’s deputy foreign minister described as anti-Semitic and worthy of prosecution.
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