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Iran women's podcast gives voice to victims of abuse

Women in Iran are often too scared to speak about domestic abuse - now a podcast gives them a voice.
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Coronavirus: How Iran is battling a surge in cases

Iran was one of the worst affected countries early on, and is now facing a resurgence of the virus.
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Iran's Covid death toll three times higher than admitted, says report

BBC says government papers reveal total is more than 42,000 – far above official toll of 17,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne person is dying from Covid-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television in the country has said, as a report claimed the overall toll from the virus was three times higher than authorities have admitted.A health ministry spokeswoman said on Monday that 215 people had died in the past 24 hours, on top of more than 200 the previous day –...
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Iran has been covering up its coronavirus death toll, according to BBC investigation which says the true figure is almost 3 times higher

Both coronavirus deaths and cases are significantly higher than Iran is publicly reporting, according to government figures seen by the BBC.
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One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran: state TV

One person is dying from COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television said on Monday, as the Health Ministry reported 215 new deaths from the disease and state media warned of a lack of proper social distancing. Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari was quoted by the state TV as saying the 215 deaths in the past 24 hours took the combined death toll to 17,405 in Iran, and the number of confirmed cases rose by 2,598 to 312,035. State television showed several Iranians in a busy Te...
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‘The Swamp’ Exposes Just How Much Republican Matt Gaetz Kisses Trump’s Butt

Spoiler alert: Contrary to his stated intentions, President Donald Trump has not “drained the swamp,” but has in fact amplified D.C. corruption and special-interest power—currently, more than 300 lobbyists have seats in his administration—unseen in modern times. The Swamp understands and exposes this fact, and yet Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme’s HBO documentary (premiering August 4) nonetheless tackles the issue of politics and money via a decidedly wishy-washy look at three of Trump’s staunch...
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Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

Nearly three times more people died than Iran's government admitted, records seen by the BBC show.
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Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

Nearly three times more people died than Iran's government admitted, records seen by the BBC show.
Tags: Health, Iran, Bbc

#Iran's stock market hits record high amid battered economy

Iran's stock market hits record high amid battered economy:The Tehran Stock Exchange closed at a record high on Sunday, crossing 2 million points for the first time, even as U.S. sanctions, unemployment, inflation and low oil prices batter the Iranian economy.The exchange’s website showed it closed at 2,011,492 points, up some 50,000 points from Saturday. Government authorities also offered additional shares of state-owned companies onto the market Sunday.The Tehran Stock Exchange has seen sharp...
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Covid-19 in the Middle East: 'Normal life is back – including the tensions'

The Guardian’s international correspondent on the last few months in Jordan, where he is based, and across the region For most people, the first few days and weeks were pretty scary. We were reading stories about hospitals being overwhelmed, death rates growing exponentially. It’s never been as high here as it has been in Europe, but we did feel it here early on. It felt initially like an adrenaline rush. Jordan had one of the harshest lockdowns – for a period, you couldn’t leave your home for a...
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75 years after atomic bombs fell on Japan, these authors say there’s more to the story

Seventy-five years ago, the United States ended World War II by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, wreaking havoc and destruction like nothing ever before seen. The bombs killed perhaps 200,000 civilians and radiation sickness harmed thousands more, ushering in the Atomic Age and hastening the start of the Cold War. The anniversary has already brought new books that recount the events or re-frame the narrative: “The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret ...
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#Iran's stock market surges past key level to record high, as analysts warn of bubble - Reuters

Iran's stock market surges past key level to record high, as analysts warn of bubble - Reuters:Iran’s main stock index broke through the key 2 million point mark for the first time ever on Sunday, state media reported, amid warnings that the market is overheating.The Tehran Stock Exchange’s benchmark TEDPIX index gained 46,844 points in early trading, the official IRNA news agency said, up 2.4%.The index closed at 1,961,649 on Saturday after surging by over 57,325 points, or 3.01%, on the day, a...
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MI6, the coup in Iran that changed the Middle East, and the cover-up

Documentary reveals evidence confirming a British spy’s role in restoring the Shah in 1953 – and how the Observer exposed the plotThe hidden role of a British secret service officer who led the coup that permanently altered the Middle East is to be revealed for the first time since an Observer news story was suppressed in 1985.The report, headlined “How MI6 and CIA joined forces to plot Iran coup”, appeared in the 26 May edition but was swiftly quashed. It exposed the fact that an MI6 man, Norma...
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Iran says it detains leader of Glendora-based exile group

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday said it detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also alleged Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran planned other attacks around the Islamic Republic amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. over its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with wor...
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Iran Will Expand Nuclear Program and Won’t Talk to U.S., Ayatollah Says

In a televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said that negotiating with Washington over his country’s nuclear program would only help President Trump get re-elected.
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These 8 Southern California doctors, nurses sacrifice to help hospitals fight coronavirus

An ominous summertime spike in coronavirus cases across Southern California has packed hospitals and made front-line workers’ already stressful jobs even more exhausting. The number of people hospitalized each day with confirmed virus cases in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties climbed from about 2,200 on June 15 to more than 4,000 by July 13, state data show. While hospitalizations appear to have leveled off, deaths are now being reported at record levels in the four cou...
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Pop Culture Imports: ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale,’ ‘Women Without Men, ‘BNA,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Somehow, we’re nearing the tail end of summer and the pandemic situation doesn’t seem like it will change all that much. But at the very least, streaming services won’t run out of new content anytime soon. And while new entertainment may start to dry up in the states, we can always import a few international titles to keep us going. In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, the best foreign mo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Hbo, Movies, San Francisco, Spain, Iran, Features, Netflix, Cia, Bruce Lee, Costa, Chinatown, Crunchyroll, BNA, Nicholas Sparks

Saklatvala Mausoleum in New York

An email from my friend Kersi Shroff tipped me off on what turned out to be a great treasure hunt in search of the Saklatvala Mausoleum in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in New York City. Kersi writes… The Woodlawn Cemetery has cuneiform inscription on the tomb of the then well-known Phirozshah Saklatvalla, whose mother was the sister of Jamshedi Nusserwanji Tata. Phirozshah became a U.S. Citizen in 1904, making him one of the earliest non-whites to be granted citizenship. Prof. John ...
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Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im August freuen

Die zweite Sommerhälfte hat begonnen und ganz langsam starten auch wieder die ersten Dreharbeiten. Nachdem wegen Corona monatelang gar nichts ging, darf jetzt endlich wieder gearbeitet werden. Allerdings nicht überall. Und auch nur unter extrem strengen Auflagen.Ein paar Serien und kleinere Filme werden also aktuell schon wieder produziert. Großproduktionen finden dagegen immer noch kaum statt – genauer gesagt ist „Babelsberg momentan der einzige Standort weltweit, an dem gedreht wird.“, so Chri...
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The Killing of a Zoroastrian Priest Highlights Religious Apartheid in Iran

The murder of a Zoroastrian cleric in Kerman province in late July has sparked fresh debate over the rights of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic. In Iran, non-Muslims are not entitled to the same legal rights as Shia Muslims, and this has a huge impact on the way murder is dealt with in the country. If a non-Muslim is killed by a Muslim, intentionally or otherwise, the victim and his or her family is not entitled to qisas, or retribution in kind. This is one of the most discriminator...
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Iran to allow Australian ambassador to meet jailed academic

Iranian authorities will allow an Australian ambassador to meet Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian university lecturer who was jailed for spying, according to a news agency affiliated with the country's judiciary.
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Coronavirus US: Daily deaths remain above 1,000 as Fauci set to appear before House – live updates

Plan to slash $600 lifeline threatens misery for millionsFederal agents show stronger force at Portland protestsObama hails Lewis as founding father of ‘fuller, better’ USFauci to appear before House subcommittee this morningSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.18pm BST Associated Press are reporting that an aide to Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s senate campaign was fired yesterday after a history of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets surfaced.Evan McCullers, who joined the Bu...
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Iran to allow Australian ambassador to meet jailed academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Iranian authorities will allow an Australian ambassador to meet Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian university lecturer who was jailed for spying, according to a news agency affiliated with the country's judiciary.
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert granted meeting with Australian ambassador to Iran

Exclusive: British-Australian academic will meet diplomat for first time since sudden move to a new notorious prisonThe imprisoned British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is set to be granted a meeting with Australia’s ambassador to Iran as soon as Sunday.Following reports in the Guardian that Dr Moore-Gilbert was seriously unwell in Qarchak prison and had been removed from quarantine because she was attempting to write to the ambassador for help, the state-run Mizan news agency reported...
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Pompeo says U.S. has expanded scope of Iran metals sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said he was expanding the scope of Iran metals sanctions, targeting 22 specific materials that he said were used in connection with Iran's nuclear, military or ballistic missile programs. Pompeo in a statement called it a "major expansion" of the Iran metals-related sanctions administered by the State Department, allowing Washington to blacklist those who knowingly transfer the materials to Iran. "Iran's nuclear, ballistic missile, and military p...
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Pompeo warns of UN sanctions if Iran arms ban ends

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday gave his clearest indication yet that the United States would seek to force UN sanctions on Iran if an arms embargo lapses. Russia and China, two of the Permanent Five nations that enjoy veto power on the Security Council, want the UN embargo on selling conventional weapons to Iran to end on October 18 as laid out under a 2015 resolution. Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the United States would introduce a resolution to extend t...
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US frowns upon Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital

U.S. officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere is "not something we look very favorably on.” Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak told journalists in a call that the opening of the market shows this is like an alliance of “pariah” states. “I would be surely surprised if Venezuela is able to obtain much benefit fro...
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In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter

Another Afghan helicopter was hit in January by an anti-tank guided missile in southern Afghanistan, in a swath of territory long contested by the Taliban.
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Toronto International Film Festival Sets 2020 Hybrid Lineup

Toronto International Film Festival Sets 2020 Hybrid Lineup Shortly after fellow prestige cinema convention Venice announced its lineup for the 2020 edition, Toronto Film Festival has revealed its full roster of projects set to premiere at its hybrid event, including Chloe Zhao’s upcoming adaptation of Nomadland starring Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). RELATED: Venice Film Festival 2020 Competition Lineup Unveiled PB = PB || {}; ...
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Massiah Foundation challenge gift to fund UCI chair in Zoroastrian studies

$1.5 million endowment will establish first chair of its kind in the U.S. The University of California, Irvine has received a $1.5 million challenge commitment from the Massiah Foundation to establish the Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies – the first of its kind in the United States. Additionally, the University of California will support the chair with up to $500,000. The Massiah Foundation was founded by Fariborz Maseeh, Ph.D., an Iranian American businessman and pion...
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