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Iran has banned the teaching of English language in primary schools, calling the subject a "cultural invasion". It is seen as an important skill by many Iranians and is widely studied. The Iranian government has blamed the West for provoking recent mass protests against the country's regime, which have at least left 21 dead .
  • American man charged with Calgary swatting incident

    American man charged with Calgary swatting incident

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    On Dec. 22, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Calgary 911 received a call from a man who claimed he had shot his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage. Police did not release the victim's identity but say she "was targeted because of her online persona". The woman told police she believed she was the victim of a swatting call, based on something a person told her online.
  • Caribbean natural disaster triggers tsunami alert

    Caribbean natural disaster triggers tsunami alert

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    There is no threat to US mainland. Tsunami Alerts were issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Based on the preliminary quake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1000 kilometers of the earthquake's epicenter.
  • Yogi beef dig at Karnataka CM

    Yogi beef dig at Karnataka CM

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    In another tweet late on Monday evening, Mr Siddaramaiah asked under which authority the BJP leaders questioning people's food habits but added that he didn't eat beef because he didn't like it. Hitting back at Siddaramaiah, CM Adityanath said that he was working on undoing the "misery and lawlessness unleashed by his allies in the state". UP CM Adityanath said, "I heard a number of farmers committing suicide in Karnataka were highest in your regime, not to mention the numerous deaths and ...
  • Selena Gomez unfollows Demi Lovato and more in shocking Instagram move

    Selena Gomez unfollows Demi Lovato and more in shocking Instagram move

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    Even Demi Lovato got unfollowed, despite the longtime friends making up earlier this year. Sel also still follows some fan accounts, as well as companies she works with, including Pantene and Louis Vuitton. The exes rekindled their years-long romance back in October 2017, after Sel split with The Weeknd , 27. Perhaps Gomez's family will find solace in the fact she's still not following Bieber on Instagram.
  • A look at North-South Korean sports ties

    A look at North-South Korean sports ties

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    Adam Mount, an expert on North Korea at the Federation of American Scientists, wrote in a tweet Monday that Pompeo had committed "the cardinal sin of extended deterrence". Trump, who past year lambasted his chief diplomat for talking about negotiations with the nuclear-armed North, told reporters at Camp David that some dialogue or direct conversation with Kim Jong Un was not beyond the realm of possibility.
  • Was President Trump 'Feared Dead' After a Fire at Trump Tower?

    Was President Trump 'Feared Dead' After a Fire at Trump Tower?

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    The fire was minor and likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire department told local media, which said the blaze was reported just before 7am. U.S. President Donald Trump was not now at Tower but at Washington. How fitting. A sign from God", one wrote, while another added, "Hope Trump likes all the fire and fury happening on top of his tower right now.
  • Oprah not 'actively considering' 2020 run, says close friend Gayle King

    Oprah not 'actively considering' 2020 run, says close friend Gayle King

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    Twitter ignited, NY home-ware company Fishs Eddy sold out of a 2020 Oprah mug and Democrats championed her as preferable in every way to Trump, who himself named Winfrey as his first pick for vice president in an interview 20 years ago. Piers Morgan also chimed in, insisting politicians should not "underestimate" Winfrey if she agrees to run for office. After all, if Trump could do it, certainly a "smarter" Winfrey would make a great president.
  • Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game

    Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game

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    Sporting an American flag lapel pin, natch, Trump stood with hand over his heart while the colors were presented and "The Star-Spangled Banner" was performed by Grammy-winning country stars Zac Brown Band , with an intro and backing from David Walker & High Praise.
  • Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast

    Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast

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    Harsh weather conditions have reportedly hindered the rescue effort with strong winds, high waves and toxic gases stopping rescue boats from locating missing sailors. Dr Simon Boxall, an oceanography expert from the University of Southampton, said it was unusual for two ships of that size to collide. According to recent reports, the ship is still on fire.