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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...

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...

Liberal U.S. lawmakers withdraw Ukraine letter after blowback
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Liberal U.S. lawmakers withdraw Ukraine letter after blowback

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A group of liberal U.S. Democrats withdrew a letter to the White House urging a negotiated settlement to the war in Ukraine, the group’s chairperson, Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal, said on Tuesday, after blowback from within their own party. “The Congressional Progressive Caucus hereby withdraws its recent letter to the...

U.S. basketball star Griner’s 9-year drug sentence upheld in Russia
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U.S. basketball star Griner’s 9-year drug sentence upheld in Russia

Court upholds jail term for narcotics possession and smuggling WNBA star arrested with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil Lawyers argued verdict was out of line with Russian practice Griner restates apology, says sentence too harsh This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. KRASNOGORSK, Russia, Oct...

Rishi Sunak looks set to become next UK PM after Johnson quits race
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Rishi Sunak looks set to become next UK PM after Johnson quits race

Sunak could be declared winner after 2 p.m. Penny Mordaunt racing to secure backing to challenge him Borrowing costs ease as Boris Johnson withdraws from race LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after his rival Boris Johnson quit the race, admitting he could no longer unite...

Sunak favourite to be UK PM after Johnson drops comeback bid
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Sunak favourite to be UK PM after Johnson drops comeback bid

Johnson withdraws from contest Sunak officially declares he will run First ballot to be held on Monday Sunak clearly leading other contender Mordaunt LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after Boris Johnson withdrew from the contest on Sunday, saying that although he had enough support to...

Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation
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Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

Missile smashes into Mykolaiv apartment block Ukrainian forces on offensive in Kherson region Kherson is gateway to Russian-annexed Crimea Western nations reject Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ accusation MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones into the Ukrainian-held southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment block, and said the war was trending towards...