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Parviz Kazemi

Parviz Kazemi, former Iranian welfare minister, is arrested and transferred to Tehran's Evin Prison on charge of causing disruption in the country's economic system.


The Post-Truth and the Context

Most of the daily information we see on the mainstream media today is the news equivalent of fast-food.


Democratic Republic of the Congo general election, 2018

The opposition coalition chooses lawmaker Martin Fayulu, leader of the Engagement for Citizenship and Development party, as its joint presidential candidate.

Congo's opposition coalition picked businessman and lawmaker Martin Fayulu ...

2018 Australian strawberry contamination

A 50-year-old former strawberry farm supervisor is arrested in Queensland in connection with 230 reports of sewing needles found hidden in strawberries. The "strawberry scare" spread throughout the country and to New Zealand, and devastated Australia's multimillion-pound strawberry industry.

A 50-year-old woman is arrested over the Australian food scare, where needles were hidden in fruit.

2018 Braila attack

Ten people are injured after a man steals a car by stabbing its owner and drives into pedestrians on a sidewalk and at a shopping mall in Braila, Romania.

Emergency officials in Romania say a 20-year-old stabbed another man and then drove a car into people on a road and at a shopping mall, injuring 10 in total. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were issued to Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

Recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

Woolsey Fire

The death toll in the Camp and Woolsey wildfires has risen to 31 with more than 200 people still missing.

Six more bodies are found in the north of the state, taking the death toll to 31 with 200 missing.

World War I centenary

Around 70 world leaders in Paris mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice which ended World War I.

World leaders gathered in Paris will lead global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.

Khan Younis clashes

Seven Palestinians, including commander Nour Baraka and three other militants, are killed during a raid by the Israel Defense Forces in the southeastern Gaza Strip, that was supported by air attacks. One IDF officer was killed and another was injured. Over a dozen rockets were subsequently fired from Gaza, three of which were shot down.

An Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians are killed in an undercover operation in the strip.


Florida elections, 2018

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner orders machine recounts in the U.S. Senate race and the state's governor and agriculture commissioner races as required by law when the lead is less than 0.5 percent. Results are due by 3 p.m. EST Thursday. Should the results still be within 0.25 percentage points, a manual recount will be triggered, with results due on November 18.

Florida will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck races for the U.S. Senate and governor, with results due by 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday, its secretary of state said on Saturday.

Edmonton Police

Edmonton Police confirm one of two explosions at the Strathcona County Community Centre in Sherwood Park on November 6th was deliberate, and the other was accidentally set off. They also disclose the suspect shot himself and later died from his wounds. No one else was hurt in the incident, and a motive for the incident is still under investigation.

Police say only one of two explosions that rocked a parkade east of Edmonton earlier this week was deliberate, and they say the suspect who died after the incident shot himself.


A landslide leaves at least 10 people dead while eleven others are injured in Niteroi, Brazil.

Three-year-old boy among the 10 confirmed victims after city of NiterĂ³i hit by landslide

2018 Kivu Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak

The death toll of the ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that started in August, rises to 200 people. This is the deadliest ebola outbreak in the history of the country.

Almost 200 people have died from the outbreak, the worst in more than four decades, officials say.

Woolsey Fire

The town of Paradise, California, with a population of 27,000, is largely burned down. More than 6,700 buildings have been destroyed, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began.

Only a day after it began, the blaze that started outside the hilly town of Paradise had grown on Friday to nearly 360 square kilometres and destroyed more than 6,700 structures, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, Antonin Scalia, Orrin Hatch, doctor and philanthropist Miriam Adelson, and Alan Page are expected to be recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom award.

President Donald Trump named Elvis Presley among this year's recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced…