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    Iranian General nicknamed ‘TOW missiles trainer’ killed in Syria

    Iranian media have reported on Saturday the killing of Brigadier General Shahrokh Dayeepour, one of the Iranian field commanders in Syrian Aleppo. FARS News Agency reported that the General who fought in the Iranian-Iraqi war in the late eighties was killed early Friday in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, without giving further details. According to FARS, the Iranian General was an expert in using and training on “TOW missiles” and anti-armored missiles, and used to train Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia over the past years. Along with him,  15 others were also killed, mostly from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Basij forces.

  • BBC News

    Why India's air looks different from space

    There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia. It is the presence of formaldehyde - a colourless gas that is naturally released by vegetation but also from a number of polluting activities. The elevated concentrations have been observed by Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite, which was launched last October to track air quality worldwide. It is information that will inform policies to clean up the atmosphere. Compared to the major constituents like nitrogen and oxygen, the formaldehyde signal is actually very small; in every billion air molecules just a few will be CH₂O. But it can be a signifier of more general pollution problems, says Isabelle

  • CNN

    Demi Lovato opens up about relapse in candid single 'Sober'

    (CNN)Demi Lovato has released a new single that reveals a heartbreaking setback in her road to recovery from addiction. In her new single, titled "Sober," a candid Lovato admits to suffering a relapse. Lovato has always been an open when it comes to her mental health and struggles with substance abuse. In the past, Lovato has spoken candidly in various interviews about her use of cocaine and addiction to alcohol, as well as her struggle with an eating disorder.

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    Family brutally killed in Cairo, while father was watching Egypt-Russia game

    New details are emerging regarding the massacre which happened in Egypt on June 19 during the World Cup football match between Egypt and Russia, when a mother and her two daughters were found murdered at their Cairo apartment, while the father was watching the game at a nearby coffee shop. Acoording to the police report,  the  38-year-old mother was strangled to death with her head scarf, while one daughter aged 14 years was strangled using a telephone cord while the younger daughter aged 12 years was killed by suffocating her with a pillow case. When the father came home he discovered the crime and found that a case containing $19,000 was also stolen. The initial police reports and according to eyewitnesses and CCTV footage from a nearby shop,  a woman and a man who are not from the residential area, had entered the building and had gone to the apartment at the time the crime happened.

  • CNN

    "SNL's" Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande

    (CNN)No joke here: Ariana Grande is engaged to "Saturday Night Live" performer Pete Davidson. The "SNL" star confirmed the news in an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday. Welcoming Davidson to the show, Fallon joked, "Now, you know you didn't have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show, right?" Davidson retorted: "But I did, though....I feel like I won a contest." Davidson and Grande have been dating a few weeks. Rumors of their engagement have swirled since last week. Representatives for the two have not returned CNN's request for comment, but the pair has not been shy about flaunting the new shiny accessory on Grande's left hand. A post shared by

  • CNN

    Chloe Dykstra speaks out after Chris Hardwick denial

    The actress described him as someone who "grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company." She also said he blacklisted her in the industry. Fans pieced together the details and quickly figured out that she was talking about Hardwick, 46. In a statement, Hardwick, who dated Dykstra from 2011 to 2014, said their relationship was "not perfect -- we were ultimately not a good match," but he denied ever sexually assaulting her. "I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur," he said. "l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran warns nuclear deal in 'ICU'; exit likely in 'coming weeks'

    In the "intensive care unit". That's how Abbas Araghchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, has described the state of the Iran nuclear deal, while also warning of a potential withdrawal "in the coming weeks" if Tehran does not secure sufficient financial guarantees from Europe.  Araghchi made the remarks on Friday in Vienna as the remaining signatories of the multinational deal - formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - met in the Austrian capital to discuss the future of the 2015 agreement in the wake of the US' decision last month to unilaterally pull out of it. "I told the conference today that the JCPOA is in the intensive care unit because it has lost its balance