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UK mulls sanctions as Iran admits seizing British ship as a ‘reciprocal’ move

  • In letter to UNl, Britain says Iran approached tanker in Omani waters
  • Letter says the Iranian action “constitutes illegal interference”
By Reuters - AP ·

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Makkah Route: Health services presented to Hajjis in their home countries

  • 257,981 pilgrims benefited from the "preventive services" since the new initiative’s launch
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

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Hong Kong protesters continue past march’s end point

  • Around 10,000 people gathered in Admiralty, the district housing the city’s government complex, despite orders from police to disperse immediately
  • Protesters repeated the five points of their 'manifesto,' which was first introduced when a small group of them stormed the legislature earlier this month
By AP ·

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UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

  • Hammond is the third minister within a week to quit or say they will resign in order to try to block a no-deal Brexit
  • Johnson is the strong favorite to win a two-person runoff to lead the Conservative Party and the country
By AP ·

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Refugee swimmer Mardini rising fast after fleeing war

  • Mardini’s time was more than 12 seconds slower than that of reigning champion Sarah Sjostrom and 47th overall
  • Mardini famously competed at the Rio Olympics under the refugee flag
By AFP ·

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Twitter blocks accounts of Iranian state media outlets

  • Twitter said the accounts harassed people linked to the Baha’i faith
  • The Baha’i faith is a religious minority that has long faced persecution in Iran
By AFP ·