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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...

U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker faces fresh claim of paying for abortion
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U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker faces fresh claim of paying for abortion

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who has said he opposes abortion with no exceptions, faced fresh allegations on Wednesday from a second woman who said he pressured her to have an abortion and paid for the procedure after a six-year relationship with him. Walker, who hopes to unseat Democratic...

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...

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...

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show
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Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Oct 25 (Reuters) – “Is Twitter dying?” billionaire Elon Musk mused in April, five days before offering to buy the social media platform. The reality, according to internal Twitter (TWTR.N) research seen by Reuters, goes far beyond the handful of examples of celebrities ghosting their own accounts. Twitter is struggling to keep its most active...

Adidas ends Kanye West partnership over antisemitism, hate speech
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Adidas ends Kanye West partnership over antisemitism, hate speech

Adidas ends partnership immediately Decision to weigh with $250 mln on 2022 net income Adidas sole owner of design rights Oct 25 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) is terminating its partnership with Kanye West immediately, the sporting goods maker said on Tuesday, reacting to a rash of offensive behaviour from the American rapper and designer....

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...