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Iranian-American women say they want to give a voice to the voiceless amid protests in Iran

As women and girls continue to protest and challenge the government in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, women across the world are joining in demonstrations and speaking out. TODAY co-anchor Hoda Kotb spoke with three women of Iranian descent who said they felt compelled to give a voice to the voiceless in an …

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Greece blasts EU vote nixing budget for border protection agency after naked migrants found at Turkey border

Greece blasted the decision by the European Parliament to reject the budget for the bloc’s border protection agency after nearly 100 migrants were found naked at the country’s border with Turkey. The United Nations has called for an investigation after Greek police said officers found 92 migrants, mostly men from Afghanistan and Syria, stark naked …

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Lula Losing Brazil’s Biggest State Forces Urgent Campaign Rejig

(Bloomberg) — Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returned to his industrial roots in Sao Bernardo do Campo to reboot his bid for Brazil’s presidency. Most Read from Bloomberg He chose the satellite city on Sao Paulo’s outskirts for a rally kick-starting his campaign for the runoff. Known as the cradle of Brazil’s labor movement, it’s …

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Iranian sport climber Elnaz Rekabi returns to Tehran after competing without wearing the required hijab

Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi returned to Tehran Wednesday morning after competing at the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s Asia Championship in South Korea without wearing a hijab, which is required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. Rekabi, 33, was met at Imam Khomeini International Airport by people cheering and shouting “Hero!” at her …

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Minnesota gubernatorial candidates go on attack in debate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican challenger Scott Jensen launched sharp attacks against Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday night over his handling of the violent unrest that followed the police killing of George Floyd, expressing incredulity when the Democratic incumbent said he was proud of how his administration responded. The two gubernatorial candidates also clashed over …

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Iran’s Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without hijab, in Tehran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi received a hero’s welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the Islamic Republic. Rekabi’s decision not to wear the hijab while competing Sunday came as protests sparked by …

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Photo of anti-China banner was taken in Los Angeles, not China

A photo has been shared thousands of times in multiple Chinese social media posts alongside a claim it shows an anti-China banner hung in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after a rare street protest in Beijing against President Xi Jinping. The claim circulated online during the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Congress, where delegates were …

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WSU professor recognized for her work by the United Nations

October 18—A Washington State University faculty member is one of 50 people from around the world who has been recognized by the United Nations for transforming the Earth into a better place to age. Nancy Swanger is an associate professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management and the associate dean of inter-college partnerships in …

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Iran climber Elnaz Rekabi competes without hijab, leaves South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An Iranian competitive climber left South Korea on Tuesday after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation’s mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which …

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