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Iran beat South Korea as game is played on a holy day in Tehran

Iran fans watch their team beat South Korea 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier, despite the constraints imposed by a holy day.
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CINCINNATI - Police say they've arrested two men in connection with a Cincinnati nightclub gunbattle that killed one person and injured 16 others. Chief Eliot Isaac says one of the arrested men is ho
"We can't necessarily focus on Assad," says a US envoy in remarks that alarm the Syrian opposition.
LAS VEGAS - The Latest about high winds in Las Vegas and nearby desert areas (all times local): 3 p.m. High winds and poor visibility due to blown dust are causing flight delays at McCarran Internat
The new settlement is the first to be given in the go-ahead in two decades.
HONOLULU (AP) — An agreement has been reached for a giant telescope to be built in Spain’s Canary Islands if it cannot be put atop a Hawaii mountain. Telescope builder TMT International Observa
BOSTON (AP) — Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that smoothed the process. Fede
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University says football coach Mike Kramer has retired and a former assistant will take over head coaching duties. The school on Thursday said Kramer’s retir
SARASOTA, Fla. - A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in jail for intentionally setting a pet bunny on fire. Local media outlets report that 23-year-old Manasseh Walker was sentenced earlier th
A Houston attorney says 15 tourists from Texas have filed lawsuits asking more than $250 million in total damages over a train-bus crash that killed four people in Biloxi. Tony Buzbee says in a news
Researchers say fang blennies could offer hope in the development of new painkillers.
The 24-year-old was arrested despite having a work permit and being protected from deportation.
Ruby Stein and her cat, Nikki, rationed their food and fashioned a blanket to stave off the cold.
SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — For the second time in two days, a wild turkey has flown into a motor vehicle’s windshield in Indiana. Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says Trooper Tia Deaton
NEW YORK (AP) — On Tuesday, it will be “1984” again in movie theaters across the country. About 190 art-house theaters have banded together to show the 1984 big-screen adaptation of Georg
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art has broken ground on a $196 million expansion project led by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. Gehry was on hand Thursday for the event. It invo
MONTREAL (AP) — Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been sentenced to one year in prison on corruption-related charges to be followed by two years on probation. The 54-year-old Applebaum was
Park Geun-hye is taken to a detention centre south of Seoul after a court approves her arrest.
Waymo filed a motion seeking temporary injunction to stop Uber's driverless car development
Most members of a group of 146 migrants reported missing, feared dead, this week in the Mediterranean were rescued and safely brought to Italy, it emerged Thursday
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say deputies have fatally shot a Kentucky man after receiving a call that someone had used a car to push an off-road vehicle from an intersection. Local media out
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States wants China to prove that it really wants North Korea to stop nuclear testing with actions — and that’s what President D
BOSTON - The Boston Symphony Orchestra is rehearsing for a new season that will highlight the late composer Leonard Bernstein. Its 2017-18 season kicks off Sept. 22 with a concert honouring Bernstein
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee is now considered “threatened,” not “endangered,” but it also says the gentle giant
MSPs voted in favour of seeking permission for the referendum to take place.
Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country's consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said
CONCAN, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials received calls about pickup driving erratically before deadly collision with bus.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that terror groups would not find comfort in Turkey, stressing the government’s commitment to counterterrorism in the southern part of the country
EPPING, N.H. - An owl is lucky to be alive after flying into a truck and getting stuck between the cab and the cargo hold. The male barred owl is on the mend at a rehabilitation centre in Epping, New
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first new settlement in two decades to compensate for the court-ordered demolition of a settler outpost. Netanya
Firefighters have been tackling a huge warehouse fire in Shanxi province.
Bezos has a net worth of $75.6 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It took Texas businessman Robert Rhodes more than a year to turn against his “good old boy” best friend after he realized that Eddie Tipton would not do a deal and
NEW YORK (AP) — The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit (nah-yah-REET’) will remain behind bars in San Diego until a hearing to determine if he should be shipped to New Yo
BAGHDAD - As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two y

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