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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...

Elon Musk visits Twitter headquarters ahead of takeover deadline
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Elon Musk visits Twitter headquarters ahead of takeover deadline

Oct 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said he paid a visit to Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, ahead of a court-ordered deadline to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform. “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” said the caption of a video that Musk tweeted...

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...

Three found guilty of aiding plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer
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Three found guilty of aiding plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer

Oct 26 (Reuters) – Three men accused of aiding a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were found guilty on Wednesday of taking part in a conspiracy that prosecutors ascribed to hostility over restrictions she imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A jury found Joseph Morrison, 28, his father-in-law Pete Musico, 44, and Paul...

Germany to legalize cannabis use for recreational purposes
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Germany to legalize cannabis use for recreational purposes

BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Germany on Wednesday set out plans to legalise cannabis, in a move promised by Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government that would make it one of the first countries in Europe to make weed legal. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach presented a cornerstone paper on planned legislation to regulate the controlled distribution and...

Fetterman, Oz face off on crime, inflation in Pennsylvania Senate debate
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Fetterman, Oz face off on crime, inflation in Pennsylvania Senate debate

HARRISBURG, Penn., Oct 25 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate candidates Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz traded attacks on issues from crime to inflation in the lone debate of a Pennsylvania race that will help decide whether Democrats retain control of the Senate. Fetterman, the state’s 53-year-old lieutenant governor, has since summer lost his lead...

Midterm elections outlook darkens for Biden’s White House
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Midterm elections outlook darkens for Biden’s White House

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The White House has lowered its earlier optimism about the midterm elections and is now worried that Democrats could lose control of both chambers of Congress, administration officials say. Recent polls have shown Democrats who once had comfortable leads in some Senate races on a knife’s edge, and Senate elections...

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...