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World reacts to election of Iran’s new hardline president Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s hardline judiciary chief, has won a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. Raisi won 61.95 percent of the vote in Friday’s election on a voter turnout of…

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‘MIND’ diet may help preserve brain health in people with MS

A diet designed to boost brain health appears to benefit people with multiple sclerosis, or MS, new research suggests. For the study, a team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City examined 185 people diagnosed with MS within the past five years. Each had MRI brain scans and responded to…

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Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms possible in Northland, heavy rain for other parts of Aotearoa

MetServiceA broad low pressure system brings rain to many regions in Aotearoa this weekend. Eastern areas from Northland to Kaikōura will get the heaviest falls and a number of Heavy Rain Watches are active there.Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are possible in Northland as an active rain band brings heavy rain and high winds on Saturday…

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Police, partygoers clash overnight at unauthorised rave in western France

/ Europe Issued on: 19/06/2021 – 11:14 French gendarmes in Redon where they intervened to stop an overnight rave that violated France’s Covid-19 curfew. June 19, 2021. © Loic Venance, AFP Five police officers were injured overnight in western France as they broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave, authorities said Saturday, with one partygoer losing…

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Summer Has Arrived at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Texas-style barbecue restaurant celebrates with debut of seasonal specials like free delivery and new King’s Hawaiian® Pulled Pork Sandwich with Dr Pepper® Barbecue Sauce Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  The arrival of summer means … (drumroll) … it’s barbecue season y’all! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with Dickey’s Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ Dickey’s fans can…

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Biden will meet with U.S. financial regulators on Monday

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Lockdown Murder: Former cop fired shotgun at unarmed man

A former policeman who gunned down a man in the sanctity of his home during a lockdown enforcement operation has been found guilty of murder in the Gauteng High Court.  National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane, said the former officer had shot and killed Sibusiso Amos with a shotgun in his home during…

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Kane struggles as England held 0-0 by Scotland at Euro 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: It always felt like a set piece would settle a tough-to-watch European Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia, and Emil Forsberg duly delivered. The Sweden midfielder converted a 77th-minute penalty Friday to give his team a 1-0 victory at Saint Petersburg Stadium, putting the Swedes on the brink of the knockout stage. Slovakia…

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Milkha Singh: The ‘Flying Sikh’ No One Could Catch

New Delhi:  A glimpse into the stupendous athletics career of legendary Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday aged 91, can be had from this mind-boggling fact: his 400 meters Indian national record stood for 38 years, and the 400m Asian record for 26 years. In 1960 in Rome, he came closest to winning an individual…