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Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani vowed Friday to continue rebuilding ties with the world and get rid of remaining sanctions during a fiery final debate a week ahead of the election. Rouhani, who is seeking a second four-year term next Friday, said Tehr...

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South Korea recalls Hyundai cars, asks probe on cover-up

South Korea recalls Hyundai cars, asks probe on cover-upSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea ordered Hyundai and Kia on Friday to recall 240,000 vehicles to repair five defects initially raised by a whistleblower, in the country's first compulsory recall for a domestic carmaker.


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Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate on Friday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Islamic State claimed r...

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South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

By Ju-min Park and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new president launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease China's an...

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Former U.S. Representative Brown of Florida found guilty of fraud

Former U.S. Representative Brown of Florida found guilty of fraudBrown, 70, was convicted on 18 counts of participating in a conspiracy involving a fraudulent education charity, concealing material facts required on financial disclosure forms and filing false tax returns, the Justice Department said in a statement. “Former Congresswoman Brown chose greed and personal gain over the sacred trust given to her by the community that she served for many years,” acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow said after a jury reached a verdict in Jacksonville.


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'Avocado Hand' Is Prompting Doctors to Warn People About Slicing the Fruit

There's a hidden danger lurking in your produce section -- though it doesn't become dangerous until you take it home. "Avocado hand," as doctors call it, has prompted the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons to warn peo...

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Father of Fatima 'miracle' boy recounts recovery

Father of Fatima 'miracle' boy recounts  recoveryFátima (Portugal) (AFP) - The father of a Brazilian boy who recovered at lightning speed after a serious fall on Thursday recounted what he called a "miracle" brought about by two child shepherds in Portugal's Fatima. This reported miracle is what prompted the Church to decide to canonise the shepherds who close to 100 years ago reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the central Portuguese town that has since become a major holy site. Pope Francis arrives in Fatima on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the reported sightings and canonise the late siblings in an event expected to attract up to a million faithful.


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Teacher kills herself day after being accused of 'inappropriate physical relationship' with student

A teacher took her own life a day after it was alleged that she had an inappropriate physical relationship with a young student. Gretchen Krohnfeldt had been suspended from her job at the school in Denver, Colorado. The following day, the 47-year-old...

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France's Macron to unveil list of candidates for new party

Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron will on Thursday reveal a list of hundreds of candidates for his new centrist political party, as he seeks to win a parliamentary majority in next month's general election. The presidential election left Franc...

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