Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 per cent turnout


Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 per cent turnout
  1. Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 per cent turnout
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    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran says incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is ahead of his nearest competitor in an initial count of votes in the election. Interior Ministry deputy minister Ali Asghar Ahmadi told journalists in a televised news conference Saturday morning that over 40 million Iranians voted…
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TEHRAN, Iran - Iran says incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is ahead of his nearest competitor in an initial count of votes in the election.

Interior Ministry deputy minister Ali Asghar Ahmadi told journalists in a televised news conference Saturday morning that over 40 million Iranians voted in Friday's election. That puts turnout above 70 per cent.

Ahmadi says the initial vote count has the moderate cleric Rouhani with 14.6 million votes. Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi has 10.1 million votes.

Ahmadi says the Interior Ministry hopes to have final results…

  1. Yemen raid kills 7 al-Qaeda militants, U.S. military says

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    05.23 / 06:55 www.cbc.ca
    U.S. Central Command said in a statement the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants were killed "through a combination of small-arms fire and precision airstrikes" in the Marib governorate, with the support of the Yemeni…
  2. Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

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    05.23 / 06:53 lethbridgeherald.com
    BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory – A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump’s visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Trump is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West Bank’s biblical city of Bethlehem. Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that The post Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks appeared first on The Lethbridge Herald -…
  3. Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

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    05.23 / 06:53 lethbridgeherald.com
    ELYRIA, Ohio – Firefighters in Ohio say a man who fell from a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled 300 yards (274 metres) to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms. WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qQOzhe ) the man was found Monday in Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh). He The post Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff appeared first on The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from around…
  4. Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

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    05.23 / 06:48 newstalk650.com
    BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory — A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump's visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Trump is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West Bank's biblical city of Bethlehem. Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that has proven elusive for the past two decades. The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, c…
  5. Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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    05.23 / 06:48 newstalk650.com
    Hong Kong police have launched a fresh crackdown on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial centre. Police said that the drivers were arrested Tuesday in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars. The police said the 20 men and one woman were taken into custody and their vehicles impounded. They said they were continuing their enforcement action and…
  6. The Latest: police say apparent suicide bomber set of blast

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    05.23 / 06:41 www.brandonsun.com
    MANCHESTER, England - The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Police raised the death toll to 22…
  7. Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

    Brandonsun.com - World
    05.23 / 06:41 www.brandonsun.com
    BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory - A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump's visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Trump is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West…
  8. Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

    Brandonsun.com - World
    05.23 / 06:41 www.brandonsun.com
    Hong Kong police have launched a fresh crackdown on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial centre. Police said that the drivers were arrested Tuesday in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not…
  9. Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

    Brandonsun.com - World
    05.23 / 06:41 www.brandonsun.com
    ELYRIA, Ohio - Firefighters in Ohio say a man who fell from a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled 300 yards (274 metres) to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms. WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qQOzhe ) the man was found Monday in…
  10. New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea

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    05.23 / 06:41 www.brandonsun.com
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy plunged a roller coaster into the sea in what became one of the storm's most enduring images, the ride has been replaced — safely inland this time. Hydrus opened this month at the Casino Pier amusement park, built above the be…
  11. 2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

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    05.23 / 06:25 newstalk650.com
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. Hundreds packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning Tuesday, which was the first time that Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practice Shariah law, has caned people for homosexuality. The men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested in March after vigilantes b…
  12. 2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

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    05.23 / 06:05 lethbridgeherald.com
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia – Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as “medieval torture” and escalates an anti-gay backlash. Hundreds packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning Tuesday, which was the first time that Aceh, the only The post 2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex appeared first on The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from…
  13. 2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

    Brandonsun.com - World
    05.23 / 05:52 www.brandonsun.com
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. Hundreds packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning…
  14. Trudeau on Manchester explosion: authorities still seeing whether Canadians were affected

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    05.23 / 05:31 globalnews.ca
    "With our allies and partners, we will continue to counter such senseless acts and to fight terrorism in its many…
  15. 'You could smell the burning': Witness accounts from Manchester

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    05.23 / 05:30 www.cbc.ca
    Witnesses recount the explosion and aftermath at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., that killed at least 19 people and injured more than…
  16. Hasbro to hold first-ever convention for company's brands

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    05.23 / 05:23 newstalk650.com
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — From G.I. Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company says its HASCON family and fan event will be held in Providence in September. Tickets went on sale this week. Among those scheduled to participate are 94-year-old Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, YouTube stars Dude Perfect, actors who have voiced Transformers and My Little Pony cartoons and Candace P…
  17. - First jail sentence in Kurdish newspaper solidarity trials

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    05.23 / 05:17 ifex.org
    RSF is alarmed to see that the Turkish authorities are stepping up their persecution of those who took part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem and that, for the first time, they have imposed an actual prison sentence on a pa…
  18. Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

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    05.23 / 05:00 newstalk650.com
    BANGKOK — A human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime. Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of Monday's blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, police said. "The bombing of a hospital is an outrageous rights abuse that shows total disregard for human life," Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, s…
  19. Southern California beach closed again due to sharks

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    05.23 / 05:00 newstalk650.com
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — A section of Southern California coast closed during the weekend due to great white sharks was reopened Monday, only to be closed again. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2qasclM) reports the latest closure of San Clemente beaches was ordered after a fisherman hooked a 12-foot shark (3.6-meter) from a pier and released it. The beaches were closed Sunday when two dozen great whites were spotted, including one about 10 feet long. Juvenile great whites, t…
  20. Vandals damage gravesites at Lake Erie island monument

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    05.23 / 04:53 www.brandonsun.com
    PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - The National Park Service is trying to find whoever vandalized a Lake Erie island monument that commemorates a key victory in the War of 1812. Park rangers say the vandals also damaged the gravesite of three American sailors killed in the Battle of Lake Erie. Officials…