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    Iran's national currency falls to record low over nuclear deal

    Iran’s national currency stumbled to record-low levels after renewed efforts to revive the country’s beleaguered nuclear deal failed to make progress. The US dollar crossed 300,000 Iranian rials in open market on Saturday, according to two local exchange shops and media reports. The level was last seen in October 2020, when the rial crashed to record-low prices against the dollar.

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    Barbados cuts from the queen and readies its new republic

    Barbados is now the world’s newest republic, bucking the British queen for its first Barbadian president. Now that the festivities are over, we look back at the history of slavery England imposed on Barbados, and ask questions about reparations. And we speak to several Barbadians about what kind of republic Barbados hopes to be.

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    Miss Universe hopefuls arrive in Israel ahead of beauty pageant

    Miss Universe hopefuls have arrived in Israel ahead of the pageant, with contestants from more than 80 countries – including the GCC – hoping to take home the winning crown. Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant on Dec 12 despite imposing travel restrictions in a bid to stave off the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov said on Sunday.

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    Japanese Emperor's daughter Princess Aiko celebrates coming of age

    Japan’s Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, on Sunday celebrated her coming of age at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo after turning 20 on Wednesday. Aiko, who is not eligible to ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne, limited by law to males, bowed and smiled to the press wearing a tiara and a long white dress. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

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    'We are humans, no?': Lynched Sri Lankan's family seeks justice

    Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani police say they have arrested seven “prime actors” in the brutal mob lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager over alleged “blasphemy”, as the man’s family say they are still struggling to make sense of the “inhumanity” of the killing while they make preparations for his funeral. The body of Priyantha Kumara, 48, a general manager at a Pakistani textile factory in the eastern city of Sialkot, was due to arrive in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Monday afternoon,

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    Who's Who: Ghada Alrumayan, executive director at ROSHN

    RIYADH: French President Emmanuel Macron was received by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Al-Salam palace in Jeddah on Saturday. The two leaders dicussed bilateral cooperation, the latest developments in the Middle East, and efforts to achieve international stability and peace. The crown prince hosted a working lunch for the president and it was also attended by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad and other officials.

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    US congressman posts family picture with guns, days after school killings

    A US congressman on Saturday posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appeared to be his family, smiling, and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. Merry Christmas! ps.