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    ANALYSIS: A look at Iran’s growing regional and global isolation

    Coinciding with a dangerously explosive atmosphere inside Iran, the currency nosediving to less than half value in a mere five months and the relentless waves of protests spreading throughout the country, the noose of regional and international isolation is suffocating the clerical regime. The US is busy escalating sanctions against Tehran to end its malign regional meddling. In parallel fashion, the Iranian regime no longer has any hope in Europe and their “European package,” nor in Russia to provide cushioning in the face of Washington’s ongoing offensive. To add insult to injury, the US State Department has just launched the Iran Action Group headed by Brian Hook, the now US Special Representative on Iran.

  • BBC News

    Chopra and Jonas confirm engagement

    Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have confirmed they are engaged after just a few months together. The Texan singer, formerly part of the Jonas Brothers, and the Bollywood superstar held a private engagement ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Both wore traditional Indian clothes. The pair's engagement has been rumoured for about three weeks but they had not confirmed it until now. No date has yet been announced for the wedding. The couple shared identical photos from the ceremony on their respective Instagram pages, with Jonas calling Chopra the "future Mrs Jonas". The engagement party - called a roka - is a chance for the couple to exchange gifts and makes the union of their families public. Their

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    Teen charged after pushing friend off bridge

    A teenage girl has been charged with reckless endangerment after video showed her pushing a friend off a bridge.

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    Scientists carry out tests on ancient Egyptian 'embalming recipe' mummy

    A study published on the Journal of Archaeological Science and the University of York website has revealed that scientists carried several forensic tests on an ancient Egyptian mummy, which proves that the embalming practice is older than assumed. Dating to around 3,700-3,500 BC, the mummy is currently housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy. “It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers’ previous findings that embalming was taking place 1,500 years earlier than previously accepted,” the study said. The researchers discovered the embalming recipe included plant oil, heated conifer resin, an aromatic plant extract,

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    New accusations against Lebanon’s Hezbollah of running secret Beirut prisons

    Hussein Mazloum, son of a founder of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, has accused the pro-Iranian militia of running systemetic operations of torture and kidnapping in Dahya, its stronghold suburb in the capital Beirut. Mazloum accused the militia of building a number of secret detention centers, away from the Lebanese government’s watch, saying that he was detained in one of these centers for nine months. Mazloum, also known as Hajj Wala, leaked pictures showing what he alleged were entrances to the secret Hezbollah prisons, saying he was subjected to the "worst forms of torture and humiliation" during his time there.

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    Trumps sends letters to families of Saudi students who died during child rescue

    United States President Donald Trump has sent a cable of condolences to the families of two Saudi students who died in Massachusetts while trying to rescue two American children from drowning. The letters were sent to the families of Jaser al-Rakah and Theeb al-Yami. Trump expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the Saudi students, noting their humanitarian work and what they did to save two American children, adding that they would not be not be forgotten.

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    Putin attends Austrian minister's wedding

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticised for inviting him. Mr Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern Austrian province of Styria. Opposition politicians have accused Ms Kneissl of undermining EU foreign policy with her choice of guest. Mr Putin stopped in Austria on his way to Germany, where he held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ms Kneissl, 53, married entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger, 54, at a ceremony in the small town of Gamlitz, near the border with Slovenia. Mr Putin arrived with a bunch of flowers for the bride and was accompanied by a troupe of Cossack singers who