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    Mohammad Reza Shajarian: When the clocks stopped in Iran

    Mohammad Reza Shajarian has passed away. Who was he? What was his significance for Iranians?

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    'Shameful': Palestinians slam UAE delegation visit to Israel

    The arrival of a United Arab Emirates delegation in Israel has been slammed as “shameful” by Palestinian officials. The delegation – UAE’s first official visit to Israel – was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Finance Minister Israel Katz at Ben Gurion on Tuesday. The five-hour visit would be restricted to the airport near Tel Aviv, due to coronavirus concerns, Israeli organisers said, and it comes after the two countries signed an agreeme...

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    Iraqi woman arrested after drowning children in the Tigris River

    An Iraqi woman was arrested after throwing her two children off a bridge into the Tigris River to punish her husband. The woman’s three-year-old son and two-year-old daughter were presumed drowned as their bodies have yet to be found, news reports said on Monday. Security camera footage of the incident on Saturday was widely shared on social media and caused outrage among Iraqis.

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    Biden or Trump? Famed US historian predicts winner of US election

    US historian who has accurately predicted every election since 1984 believes Donald Trump will lose the 2020 race.

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    Indian actor quits biopic about Tamil cricket legend after uproar

    A popular actor has withdrawn from starring as Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in a biopic after the cricketer himself warned him off, saying he could face a backlash from India’s Tamils. Vijay Sethupathi, 42, had been under pressure in his southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to drop the role in the film 800 – named after the world record number of Test wickets Muralitharan took in his celebrated career.

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    Dubai refocuses tourism message in new global campaign

    Dubai is stepping up its international marketing campaign to attract tourists as the emirate continues to open up its attractions after the coronavirus crisis. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Dubai Tourism) is launching a new global campaign called Live Your Story, which aims to create a "transformative shift" in the way it positions Dubai from a city of iconic skyscrapers and landmarks to a destination that celebrates the cultures of over 200 nationalities.

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    China asks India to honour pledge, return apprehended soldier

    China’s military says it hopes India will make good on its pledge to swiftly return a Chinese soldier found lost along their mountainous de facto border where the sides have been locked in a tense standoff. The Chinese defence ministry issued a statement late on Monday, saying the soldier had been helping herders round up yaks when he lost his way on Sunday evening.