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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims
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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims

DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme Leader vowed on Thursday to retaliate against those threatening the country’s security after the massacre of Shi’ite pilgrims, an assault claimed by Islamic State which threatens to inflame tensions amid widespread anti-government protests. In a statement read on state TV, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the assailants “will surely...

Thai tycoon and transgender rights advocate buys Miss Universe for $20 million
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Thai tycoon and transgender rights advocate buys Miss Universe for $20 million

CNN  —  A Thai media tycoon and transgender rights advocate has bought the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million, according to her company, which will now host the international beauty pageant. Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip is the CEO of JKN Global Group PCL, a Thailand-based media distribution company, though she’s perhaps better known for her role...

Samsung names billionaire scion Jay Y. Lee as chairman
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Samsung names billionaire scion Jay Y. Lee as chairman

Hong Kong/Seoul CNN Business  —  Samsung has appointed Jay Y. Lee, its longtime de facto leader, as executive chairman. The move was announced Thursday, making official who would continue to head up South Korea’s most valuable and well-known company. Lee had previously held the title of vice chairman. Samsung’s board, which approved the change, “cited...

Google, Temasek, Bain report on Southeast Asia digital economy in 2022
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Google, Temasek, Bain report on Southeast Asia digital economy in 2022

Two women using their mobile phones at Raffles Place, the central business district area of Singapore. Nicky Loh | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — South East Asia’s top digital economies grew faster than expected in 2022 and is set to reach $200 billion in total value of transactions made this year, according to a...

Russia notifies U.S. it will carry out expected nuclear drills
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Russia notifies U.S. it will carry out expected nuclear drills

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Russia has notified the United States about its plans to carry out annual exercises of its nuclear forces, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, a move that Washington said lowers the risk of miscalculation at a time of “reckless” Russian nuclear rhetoric. The United States has said it expects Russia...

Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response
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Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response

Women and children among casualties – state media President says Iran will respond to attack Protesters mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The militant group Islamic State said it carried out an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Iran on Wednesday which killed 15 people, escalating...

North Korean defector’s decomposing remains found by Seoul police
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North Korean defector’s decomposing remains found by Seoul police

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  South Korean authorities have launched an investigation after the decomposing remains of a North Korean defector were found in the capital Seoul last Wednesday. The defector was a woman in her 40s who escaped to South Korea in 2002, according to police and South Korea’s Unification Ministry. The woman had...