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Iran, 8th world state with complete cycle of space technology

Tehran, Oct 9, IRNA – Iran is the 8th world country which has succeeded to develop a complete cycle of space technology, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour said…

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Sudan presidents Kiir and Bashir vow no return to war

The presidents of both Sudan and South Sudan have said they are committed “not to go back to war”. They made the pledge on the first visit by South Sudan President Salva Kiir to the…

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Iran tells Turkey: change tack or face trouble

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A key aide to Iran’s supreme leader said on Saturday Turkey must radically rethink its policies on Syria, the NATO missile shield and promoting Muslim secularism in the Arab world — or face trouble from its own people and neighbours. In an interview with the semi-official Mehr news agency, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s military adviser described Prime Minister ...

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Protesters Clash With Police in Bahrain

Security forces clashed with demonstrators on Friday in what appeared to be among the largest protests in months along a central highway west of Bahrain’s capital, Manama. The Interior Ministry acknowledged that security forces had moved to clear the area but blamed “vandals” for blocking the highway after the funeral. “This led to interference of security forces to bring situation ...

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Assad should reform or quit over Syria uprising, says Dmitry Medvedev

Russian president breaks ranks with Bashar al-Assad for the first time since the start of protests in Syria six months ago Russian president Dmitry Medvedev insisted that any change in leadership should be decided upon in Syria and was not a matter for Nato or ‘certain European countries’. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AP The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has urged his Syrian ...

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New Zealand navy joins oil spill cleanup

New Zealand’s navy has joined efforts to contain pollution from a stricken container ship off the North Island that threatens the country’s worst environmental disaster. Four ships were deployed on Saturday to assist efforts to contain pollution from the Rena, Maritime New Zealand said. Five hundred defence personnel were also placed on standby for shoreline clean up, the agency said. ...

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Changing science as we know it?

“We don’t allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here,” says the bartender. A neutrino walks into a bar. — Joke circulating on the Internet The world as we know it is on the brink of disintegration, on the verge of dissolution. No, I’m not talking about the collapse of the euro, of international finance, of the Western economies, of the democratic future, ...

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US demands Syrian leader Assad steps down after killing of Kurd leader Meshaal Tamo

THE White House has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to ''step down now," warning he was taking his country down a "very dangerous path." In a statement, spokesman Jay Carney condemned the killing of Kurdish opposition leader Meshaal Tamo as well as the beating of a prominent Syrian activist, saying it showed "again that the Assad regime’s promises for ...

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Mormonism takes center stage at conservative event

The uneasy relationship between Mitt Romney and the evangelical wing of the Republican Party over his Mormon religion has been part of the quiet subtext of the primary contest so far. On Friday, the quiet ended. At the Values Voters summit in Washington, Southern Baptist Convention leader Robert Jeffress told reporters that Mormonism was a cult and that Romney was ...

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