24 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

    The group is supported by "foreign antagonists," including Saudi Arabia, IRNA said. "The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authority and people from behind the stand during the parade," Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said, according to IRNA. IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia, Press TV said. "The individuals who fired at the people and the armed forces during the parade are connected to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia," Sharif said. Saudi Arabia has yet to respond to the allegations. The parade was part of nationwide

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    Snake-nado caused by Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence has reportedly caused a "snake-nado" with scenes straight out of a horror film. South Carolina residents have been warned about the possibility of getting bitten by venomous serpents misplaced by the hurricane. Thad Bowman - who works at Myrtle Beach animal park Alligator Adventure - said people should be on the guard, and urged anyone who is bitten to immediately go to hospital. Gerald O'Malley - from the Grand Strand Hospital - explained earlier this year that bites from a venomous snake can be fatal. He added: "They inject venom, which causes tissue destruction, platelet loss, causes bleeding, it can cause death."

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    'Snapchat queen' boyfriend killer jailed

    A woman who filmed her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood and put the video on social media has been jailed for 14 years. Fatima Khan, 21, dubbed a "Snapchat queen", plotted with a love rival to kill Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been seeing for two years. Mr Safi was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Raza Khan in North Acton, London, in December 2016, jurors heard. Khan was convicted of manslaughter after a trial at the Old Bailey. Mr Khan remains on the run, the Met Police said on Friday. Khan, described by her own defence barrister as "Ilford's Snapchat queen", filmed Mr Safi as he lay dying in the street and posted it on the picture-sharing app alongside an offensive message. Judge Michael

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    Iran's Rouhani: Donald Trump will fail just like Saddam Hussein

    Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran just like Saddam Hussein, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said. The Iranian leader, referring to the 1980-88 war between the two Middle Eastern powers, also vowed that Tehran will not abandon its missiles despite US pressure. "The same will happen to Trump. America will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein," Rouhani said on Saturday in a speech carried live by state television marking the start of the Iran-Iraq war. "Iran will not abandon its defensive weapons ... including its missiles that make America so angry." Rouhani's comments come a day after Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif hit out at the Trump administration for being a "real

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    Rare photos give glimpse into life of late Saudi Arabia founder King Abdulaziz

    RIYADH:  Minister of Media Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad announced on Thursday the inauguration of the unified media center for the 88th National Day at a ceremony held in Riyadh, attended by a large number of journalists, the leaders of the Ministry of Media and official spokespersons of the participating government bodies. He affirmed that the progress made in consolidating the media discourse, as well as the growing integration and coordination among the governmental bodies, has been very visible. Al-Awwad added that those who walk in the streets of the Kingdom understand this through the unified visual identity of the streets of Saudi cities and buildings on the occasion of National Day. He said that “the success we are witnessing today could not have been achieved without the guidance, support and confidence of our wise leadership, God, and the cooperation, support, and commitment of government officials” adding that everyone is a partner in work and in achieving success.

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    What an Emirates-Etihad merger deal could mean for aviation

    A combination of Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would be the airline industry’s deal of the decade, if it can be pulled off. Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic, according to people familiar with the discussions. The group would have combined revenue of $29.3 billion and control almost 5 percent of the world’s airline routes. Etihad and Emirates publicly deny merger talks, but an exploratory look at Emirates taking over Etihad’s airline operations remains on the table, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private considerations. Talks have occurred on-and-off

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    Meghan dishes up and Harry nabs leftovers

    Meghan Markle has launched a charity cookbook for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The Duchess of Sussex was joined by her mother Doria Ragland and husband Prince Harry as she celebrated with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, who helped create the recipes. Ms Markle praised the group, saying the diversity of the women was "pretty outstanding" with 12 countries represented. While the duchess prepared dishes from the book, Together, for a lunch... the duke was later spotted appearing to steal some of the leftovers.