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    Iranian newspaper suggests targeting US, Saudi 'strategic facilities'

    A hardline newspaper affiliated with the office of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei suggested on Wednesday that targeting “strategic military and economy centers” of the US, Israel, France, and Saudi Arabia is an appropriate retaliation for their alleged support of the Iranian protests. Kayhan newspaper, whose editor-in-chief Hossein Shariatmadari was appointed by Khamenei, described the suggested retaliation as a legitimate right for Iran.

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    Experts in India find out how 18,000 birds died in 10 days

    After an estimated 18,000 birds are found dead along an Indian saltwater lake in the western state of Rajasthan, experts said they suspect avian botulism to be the cause. Migratory birds such as plover, shoveller, teal and mallard were the worst affected in the incident, which, according to experts, was unprecedented in India's wildlife history. More: India to implement nationwide citizenship count Indian soldiers killed after avalanche hits Siachen Glacier Police round up students in India's capital as fee protests grow According to local officials, tourists on November 10, while visiting Sambhar Lake - situated 80km (49 miles) southwest of Rajasthan's main city of Jaipur - noticed thousands

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    Soldier accused of killing Alaa Abou Fakher in Lebanon charged with murder

    The soldier who shot and killed a protester in Beirut has been charged by a military prosecutor with murder, according to Lebanon's state-run National News Agency. Alaa Abou Fakher was shot dead on November 12 - the first casualty from security forces since nationwide anti-government protests began on October 17. According to the NNA, a colonel who was on the scene with the soldier who is reported to have killed Fakher was also charged Thursday. Fakher has become known as “the martyr of the revolution,” with murals and posters of him appearing across Lebanon.

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    King Salman attends the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Diriyah Gate project

    RIYADH: Libyan twins Ahmed and Mohammed are in a stable condition five days after surgery to separate them, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), and head of the medical and surgical team. The twins underwent surgery last Thursday at King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital in King Abdul Aziz Medical City. Ahmed is now able to breathe without respirators, and is scheduled to start being breastfed in the next two days. Mohammed's respirators are expected to be removed in the next two or three days. Al-Rabeeah said the twins still need constant monitoring and follow up from the intensive care unit for children. He

  • India's 'living bridges' get stronger as they grow

    They're not the world's tallest or longest bridges, but a string of humble river crossings sculpted from tree roots in India are engineering marvels that contain lessons for modern architects. Researchers say these little-studied structures, which can stretch for up to 50 meters and last for hundreds of years, could help our cities adapt to rising temperatures associated with the climate crisis. "It's really incredible how strong they are and they are growing stronger over time. They are really anchored to the earth but they don't have any negative impact on the environment -- they part of it," said Ferdinand Ludvig, professor for green technologies in landscape architecture at the Technical

  • Iran's internet blackout reaches four-day mark

    A country of 80 million people - and practically no way to get online. Iran's internet shutdown has lasted for four days now, sparking international concern. Following protests over a sharp increase in fuel prices in the country, internet connections began to go dark beginning late on Saturday night, local time. On social media, Iranians living or travelling abroad have shared stories of being cut off from their families and friends back home. Many are still waiting for news of their welfare. Alp Toker at internet-monitoring non-profit NetBlocks watched it unfold. "We detected fluctuations in regional connectivity," he tells the BBC. "This extended towards having national impact by later in the

  • Why Seychelles has world's worst heroin problem

    The island paradise of Seychelles is suffering from a drug epidemic of huge proportions. Known for its coral reefs, mangroves and white sandy beaches, 360,000 tourists travel to the Indian Ocean archipelago each year for a holiday of a lifetime. But look beyond the private islands, the boutique resorts and high-end restaurants, and the small nation is battling a heroin epidemic of huge proportions. Between 5,000 and 6,000 people out of a total population of 94,000 - the equivalent of nearly 10% of the working population - are addicted to heroin, according to the Agency for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation (APDAR) in the Seychelles. Per capita, the Seychelles suffers from the highest