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The abolition of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, by the USA will inevitably lead to America losing its reputation and eventually the fall of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, Vladimir Sazhin, a researcher at the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Sputnik Persian .
  • United States withdraws from UNESCO

    United States withdraws from UNESCO

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    The United States notified UNESCO , a UN cultural organization, of its withdrawal, the U.S. State announced on October 12. "This is all the more true on Thursday", she continued "when the rise of violent extremism and terrorism calls for new long-term responses for peace and security, to counter racism and antisemitism, to fight ignorance and discrimination".
  • Trump refutes NBC story, suggests challenging its broadcasting license

    Trump refutes NBC story, suggests challenging its broadcasting license

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    NBC early Wednesday reported Trump queried US military officials over the possibility of increasing the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile by tenfold during a summer meeting. "Recent reports that the president called for an increase in the USA nuclear arsenal are absolutely false", Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said in a statement.
  • First Lady Snaps at 'First Lady' in Presidential Ex-Wife Beef

    First Lady Snaps at 'First Lady' in Presidential Ex-Wife Beef

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    Two weeks ago, the first lady heard from experts and people affected by drug addiction whom she invited there for a discussion. Watching her children during the campaign inspired her to write her new book, "Raising Trump," she said. Ivana Trump also said she still talks to her ex-husband weekly and has encouraged him in his Twitter habits. "I don't mind immigrants and the wall because you have to protect your borders", she said.
  • Saudi King slams Iran on historic visit to Russian Federation

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    The announcement of the Saudi investment comes as the Saudi Minister of Energy and Industry, Khalid Al-Falih, claimed that the cooperation between the Kingdom and Russian Federation has "breathed life back into [Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries] OPEC", which would help raise the price of oil for the benefit of both countries.
  • Centurion Karunaratne leads the way for Sri Lanka

    Centurion Karunaratne leads the way for Sri Lanka

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    Pakistan faced a awful and unfortunate defeat at the first Test against Sri Lanka and going to lost the series if cannot manage victory in second which is also last Test. Herath's threat won't be driving away one bit, he'll remain the same. Yasir Shah struck in the 23rd over as he got Silva caught by captain Sarfraz Ahmed to bring a temporary respite to the Pakistan camp.
  • USA slaps new import duty on Canada's Bombardier jetliners

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    The wings for the new aircraft, which are due to be delivered to the United States next year, are made at Bombardier's plant in the DUP stronghold of East Belfast. The key decision likely won't come, however, until the U.S. International Trade Commissions decides whether the Bombardier-Delta deal actually hurt Boeing's business, a decision that's not expected until early February.
  • USA lifts sanctions on Sudan

    USA lifts sanctions on Sudan

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    Officials in Sudan say that since the September 11, 2001, attacks, the Sudanese have been cooperating with US intelligence. The Sudanese foreign ministry said it was looking forward to building "a normal relation with the United States, but wants its name to be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism as there is no reason to have Sudan in that list".
  • Vegas shooting suspect's father was on FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list

    Vegas shooting suspect's father was on FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list

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    As authorities began investigating the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night, Marilou Danley quickly became someone they wanted to talk to. Investigators questioned her about Paddock's weapons purchases, a $100,000 wire transfer to a Philippine bank that appeared to be intended for her, and whether she saw any changes in his behaviour before she left the United States.
  • Putin says extending OPEC deal until end of 2018 is 'possible'

    Putin says extending OPEC deal until end of 2018 is 'possible'

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    Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz harshly criticised Iran on his first visit to Russian Federation , which has close relations with the Islamic republic. Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia have often competed for energy market dominance. On or hand, two countries continue to cooperate in efforts conducted by OPEC and non-OPEC countries for balancing of oil prices .
  • Erdogan, Rouhani vow to toughen Turkey-Iran strategic cooperation

    Erdogan, Rouhani vow to toughen Turkey-Iran strategic cooperation

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    The upcoming visit of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Iranian capital Tehran targets expanding bilateral ties and cooperation in fight against terrorism. Iran and Russian Federation support Syria's Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has supported some of the rebel groups in the past. "Meetings will be held to discuss the details", he said.
  • Canadian police investigate Edmonton van and knife attack as terrorism

    Canadian police investigate Edmonton van and knife attack as terrorism

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    You have probably heard about last night's terrorist attack in Edmonton . The recovery of an Islamic State flag from one of the vehicles used in the attacks had led police to pursue the incidents as an act of terrorism . It began when a man driving a Chevrolet Malibu crashed through a police barrier associated with a sports event and struck an Edmonton police officer , throwing him 15 feet through the air.
  • Bangladesh, Myanmar officials agree to draft repatriation deal for Rohingya Muslims

    Bangladesh, Myanmar officials agree to draft repatriation deal for Rohingya Muslims

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    Bangladeshi men help Rohingya refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf. Rohingya Muslim refugees who had just arrived wait for a place to stay at Bangladesh's Balukhali refugee camp on October 2, 2017. More than half a million have arrived over the last five weeks after militant attacks in Myanmar's Rakhine state sparked violent reprisals which the United Nations has said could amount to ethnic ...
  • Iraqi Kurd's independence referendum illegitimate - Tillerson

    Iraqi Kurd's independence referendum illegitimate - Tillerson

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    The announcement on Saturday came amid rising tensions in the wake of a controversial secession referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan region, where nearly 93 percent of voters backed a split from Baghdad. Kurdish leaders have said that would not automatically trigger a declaration of independence, but rather give them a mandate to start negotiations on secession with the central government in Baghdad and with neighbouring countries.
  • Climber killed by Yosemite rock fall 'saved wife'

    Climber killed by Yosemite rock fall 'saved wife'

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    The rockfall is significantly larger than yesterday's, says Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman. There's no word on his condition. The first slab fell from a peak at the world-class climbing destination El Capitan on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a much larger chunk of granite from the same section of the mountainside Thursday afternoon.
  • North Korea, Russia officials meet in Moscow to discuss cooperation

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    The United States and North Korea have been at loggerheads over Pyongyang's weapons and nuclear programs and Washington's military posture against the North. bombers, even if the warplanes were not in North Korea's airspace. RIA news service said Ulyanov described a war on the Korean Peninsula as having 'catastrophic consequences, ' and that the sanctions tool had been likely exhausted.
  • Senator Slams 'Inadequate' Twitter Russia Briefing

    Senator Slams 'Inadequate' Twitter Russia Briefing

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    Social media company Twitter revealed that more than 200 of its user accounts were actually outlets for Russian-linked propaganda . Twitter has identified and blocked 201 suspected Russian-linked accounts connected to the spreading of false information in last year's USA presidential election, the social network said Thursday.
  • Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

    Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

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    She tweeted: "Today: Jihad - 1 Truth - 0". "I read her manifesto on her website". Bolton, an ex-soldier, won 30% of the vote, seeing off Anne Marie Waters's challenge. IT WAS an unappetising choice: a leader barely known even in Westminster or one who spends her time campaigning against the threat posed by sharia, and who calls Islam "evil".
  • Coroner's Report Finds No Clear Evidence Of Torture On Otto Warmbier's Body

    Coroner's Report Finds No Clear Evidence Of Torture On Otto Warmbier's Body

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    But North Korea denied the torture claims and instead accused the U.S. of "luring and pushing" Mr Warmbier into breaking the regime's rules. However, in a report dated 11 September, Sammarco's office concluded that the victim had been starved of oxygen as a result of "an unknown insult more than a year prior to death", the Associated Press reported.
  • FDA warns of possible drug shortages following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

    FDA warns of possible drug shortages following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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    On Thursday the Trump administration announced it was waiving the Jones Act , a little-known federal law that prohibits foreign-flagged ships from shuttling goods between USA ports, for Puerto Rico . It was the third major hurricane to affect the United States in less than a month, following Harvey in Texas and Irma , which ranked as the most powerful Atlantic storm on record before thrashing several Caribbean islands and Florida.
  • Unprecedented: DirecTV allows NFL Sunday Ticket refunds after anthem controversy

    Unprecedented: DirecTV allows NFL Sunday Ticket refunds after anthem controversy

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    The Wall Street Journal originally reported on the change in policy saying at least some customers were permitted refunds after they cited player's national anthem protests as the reason. On Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys chose to kneel in unison before the anthem. Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protests when he chose not to stand during the anthem past year.
  • Palestine Joins Interpol, Despite Israeli Opposition

    Palestine Joins Interpol, Despite Israeli Opposition

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    Worldwide police agency Interpol voted Wednesday to include the Palestinian state as a member state, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for global recognition and influence amid long-stalled negotiations with Israel for full statehood. Interpol approved the Palestinian application along with a bid by the Solomon Islands during its annual general assembly in Beijing. "This victory was realized because the majority of the Interpol members defended the raisons d'etre of the organization and ...
  • 'Highest Ranking' Russian General Killed in ISIS Attack in Syria

    'Highest Ranking' Russian General Killed in ISIS Attack in Syria

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    Recently, Russian military officials took their case one step further by releasing satellite images which they believe show the uncontested mobility and stationing of United States special forces throughout and within ISIS-held territory despite being within the visual presence of jihadist militants.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their public debut

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their public debut

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    Although the actress did join Harry at the ceremony, they were not seated together. The Invictus Games marks the first time the couple attended a public event together. "Well I think it would be quite marvellous and I hope it would be quite marvellous for him and obviously it will help to bring us together", he said.
  • There Is Little Food And No Farms Left In Puerto Rico

    There Is Little Food And No Farms Left In Puerto Rico

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    Trump started his speech by including Puerto Rico among a list of "communities that have recently been ravaged by storms and by floods". The recent hurricane that hit Puerto Rico and the Caribbean have left devastating damages . Rey Delgado, a West Seattle resident and local baseball/softball coach, will be collecting Puerto Rico Relief Supply Donations today, Monday 9/25, at Hiawatha Playfield from 3-7 pm.
  • Mandatory Evacuation Order For All Visitors on Ocracoke Island

    Mandatory Evacuation Order For All Visitors on Ocracoke Island

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    The Outer Banks could see some strong winds from the outer bands of the storm by midweek. "Swells generated by Maria are increasing along portions of the southeastern United States coast and Bermuda and will be increasing along the Mid-Atlantic coast later today", the center said Sunday, warning that such swells can cause "life-threatening surf and rip currents".
  • Video shows man punching California officer before shooting

    Video shows man punching California officer before shooting

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    The man seems unaffected when the officer fires the stun gun and quickly rushes toward the officer. "Upon the officers' arrival, they were confronted by a male adult who had an unknown dark object in his hand", Moore said. The man continued approaching the officer, despite repeated commands to stop. The officer's injuries aren't believed to be serious as he was protected by a vest.
  • Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts, says China

    Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts, says China

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    There are suspicions that the quake was caused by settling in the wake of the most recent nuclear test. The United States Geological Survey registered a depth of 5km. Pyongyang also launched a ballistic missile in late August that flew over the island before falling into the sea. In an escalation of the war of words between the United States and North Korea, Trump sent a pre-dawn tweet Friday saying, "Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or ...
  • Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police

    Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police

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    Spanish Police vans are parked next to a ferry ship, rented by the Spanish Interior Ministry to house National Police and Civil Guard police officers, at Barcelona port on September 24, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain . They also arrested 14 organizers of the vote, including several top Catalan government officials. The ministry says the move is created to enhance coordination.
  • Kim Jong Un a 'madman' who 'will be tested like never before'

    Kim Jong Un a 'madman' who 'will be tested like never before'

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    The quake, which South Korea's Meteorological Agency put at magnitude 3.0, was detected 49 km from Kilju in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, the official said . Mr Kim had said the United Nations speech - which was boycotted by North Korean diplomats - was "the most ferocious declaration of war in history".
  • New Zealand election ends in stalemate

    New Zealand election ends in stalemate

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    New Zealand's complex proportional voting system means minor parties usually hold the balance of power, allowing Peters to carve out a parliamentary niche as the man in the middle of the major parties. In Christchurch Central, Labour's Duncan Webb beat sitting National MP and Cabinet minister Nicky Wagner, who had won the seat in the last two elections.
  • Mattis says U.S. effort on North Korea aims for diplomatic solution

    Mattis says U.S. effort on North Korea aims for diplomatic solution

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    Experts, analysts - and even Mattis, himself - have said that any eruption of conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be "catastrophic" not only for Americans and South Koreans, but potentially for Japanese, as well. Separately, Mattis told reporters that he believed diplomacy and sanctions were so far succeeding in putting more pressure on Pyongyang. China has in the past been a key supporter of the North Korean communist regime, but that support may be dying out.
  • Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections

    Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections

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    Oklahoma election officials say the state is one of several in which Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate state election computer systems before last year's elections. "This scanning had no impact on Wisconsin's systems or the election", Haas said. Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas said the attempted hack had no effect on Wisconsin's systems or the outcome of the election.
  • Iraqi Vice President rejects UN-sponsored initiative on Kurd referendum

    Iraqi Vice President rejects UN-sponsored initiative on Kurd referendum

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    The UN, backed by Western countries including the U.S. and Britain, proposed an alternative to the planned referendum last week in an effort to convince Kurdistan to postpone the poll. If the Iraqi population is "threatened by the use of force outside the law, then we will intervene militarily", he said. The United States and other Western countries have also voiced concerns and asked Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani to call off the vote, citing fears the referendum could distract ...
  • US Opens First Permanent Israeli Base

    US Opens First Permanent Israeli Base

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    Air Force personnel, and will be focused on air defense. "This is the first time that we have an American flag flying in an IDF base", Haimovitch said following the "historic and exciting" inauguration of the American base attended by senior American officials such as the American Defense Attaché.
  • No Relief From Rains Yet, Operations at Mumbai Airport Remain Affected

    No Relief From Rains Yet, Operations at Mumbai Airport Remain Affected

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    Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport shut, both runways non-operational. As many as 108 flights cancelled and another 51 diverted to nearby airports till this morning due to heavy rain and closure of the main runway after a Spice Jet aircraft skidded, overshot the runway and got stuck in mud, blocking it, an airport official told PTI.
  • Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN

    Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN

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    He called the pact "an important step towards the universally held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons". The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is ready for countries to sign at the United Nations. Guyana, the Vatican and Thailand also have already ratified the treaty. In remarks clearly directed at Trump's 8-month-old administration, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani told the U.N.