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    WATCH: Woman violently arrested for not adhering to dress code in Iran

    Iran has ordered an investigation after a video surfaced showing police pushing and pulling a young woman who was resisting arrest for not adhering to imposed dress code. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Thursday that Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has requested a “comprehensive investigation and report” into the police’s handling of the matter. Another young woman shouts at the police to go easy on her, saying she has a heart condition. Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s affairs, condemned the police’s “violent” approach to the situation.

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    John Cena and Nikki Bella end engagement

    In September 2017, Fergie and Josh Duhamel announced they were separating after eight years of marriage. "To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public," the couple said in a joint statement. "We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."

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    Syria returns Assad award to France

    Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d'honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a "slave" to America. The move comes days after France said a "disciplinary procedure" for withdrawing the award was under way. France recently joined the US and Britain in bombing Syrian targets over an alleged chemical weapons attack. The award was returned to France via the Romanian embassy in Damascus. President Assad was decorated with the highest class of the award, the grand-croix, in 2001 after he took power following the death of his father. "The ministry of foreign affairs... has returned to the French republic... the decoration

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    Three US men face life in jail over murder-for-hire killing of Filipino woman

    (CNN)Three men, including a former US soldier, were found guilty in a New York court Wednesday of taking tens of thousands of dollars to murder a woman in the Philippines in 2012. Speaking after the verdict, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman described the case in a statement as "horrifying," with details "usually seen in action movies." "(These men) conspired to end the lives of people overseas whom they had never met. Today a unanimous jury convicted them for their craven indifference to human life," he said. US citizens Joseph Manuel Hunter, 52, Adam Samia, 43, and Carl David Stillwell, 50, were all found guilty of conspiring to kidnap and murder as part of a murder-for-hire scheme following the

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    Man guilty of Lennon flat family murders

    A man has been found guilty of suffocating his wife and drowning their two children at a flat in Liverpool that John Lennon once lived in. Arena Saeed and her children Shadia Salem, six, and Rami Saeed, four, were found at the flat in Falkner Street, near Toxteth, Liverpool on 30 May. Sami Salem, 30, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of their murder. He had admitted killing them on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He will be sentenced on Friday. Salem had told the court he was a paranoid schizophrenic. Residents on Falkner Street were told to evacuate their homes due to concerns over a gas leak after the bodies were discovered. The court heard he told emergency services he had

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    'Roof of Japan': Giant snow corridor opens to visitors

    (CNN) - One of the world's wildest mountain drives, Japan's Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has reopened to tourists for another season. Stretching across the Toyama and Nagano prefectures north of Tokyo, the 90-kilometer sightseeing route -- dubbed the "Roof of Japan" -- offers incredible views of the 3,015-meter Mt. Tateyama and 2,478-meter Mt. Akazawa-dake peaks, while providing access to everything from Japan's highest altitude hot spring to the country's highest waterfall. But the route's biggest attraction is the unbelievable Snow Wall Walk, located along the pathway in Yuki no Otani (or Great Valley of Snow). The corridor features walls of snow that tower as high as 17 meters over the road,

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    After #Beychella, Beyoncé is donating $100,000 to historically black colleges

    "Thank you to Beyonce through her #BeyGOOD initiative, announced newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. #XavierUniversityLA is one of the four #HBCU to be selected!" Xavier University tweeted. "We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students," Ivy McGregor, who administers the singer's BeyGood foundation, said in the statement. A similar scholarship program for young women was established in April of 2017 in celebration of the one-year anniversary of her album "LEMONADE." This year, all students who maintain a 3.5 GPA