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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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China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week....
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Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression....
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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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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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U.N. renews appeal for humanitarian funds as needs grow

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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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Booming U.S. shale production sends oil into bear market territory despite OPEC efforts

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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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