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In the race to unseat Iran's president, two conservatives emerge as contenders

In the race to unseat Iran's president, two conservatives emerge as contenders

He cast his other main rival, Teheran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, as a thug who had boasted of personally taking on young demonstrators. Rouhani, in a speech on Monday, told supporters he needed a strong mandate to push for political freedoms and the release of opposition leaders. It is reasonable to assume that this deal would not have been completed (and might not have been attempted) under a more hard-line Iranian president.



Jared Kushner's worst week in Washington

In a statement to The New York Times , however, Trump said: "Jared is doing a great job for the country". Mr Trump immediately sought to dismiss recent news reports as "fake news". "But for people associated with the campaign after that campaign has ended and where the Russians during that campaign were helping you, to try to establish a back channel and hide it from your own government, that's a serious allegation", he said.



North Korea 'has fired Scud missile'

The missile was launched from around the eastern North Korean coastal town of Wonsan, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The agency added that North Korea fired a suspected Scud-type ballistic missile that flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles).


Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths toll climbs

Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths toll climbs

More than 120 people have died in various incidents and 49 are reported to be missing. Mercy Relief said that it would not be launching a public fundraising appeal at this time, but members of the public interested in making donations and staying up to date on the relief efforts could visit its Facebook page.


Cub Scouts, volunteers, plant flags at Veterans' Memorial Cemetery

Cub Scouts, volunteers, plant flags at Veterans' Memorial Cemetery

Broad St. Cook out after the parade. "It's important to remember that sacrifice and value, the cost associated over our whole history from the Revolutionary War to today of what we have paid as a nation", said Jody Mays, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at Andersonville National Historic Site.



Relief Supplies from India reaches flash flood-hit Sri Lanka

Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in the capital, Colombo , on Saturday to help Sri Lanka deal with the worst flooding in 14 years. India is sending another ship due to arrive on Sunday after Sri Lanka issued an global appeal for help. People in the southeastern region of Ratnapura, about 100km from the capital Colombo , were taking shelter on tree tops, he said, adding that the Government has alerted global organisations for relief.