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Iran’s hardliners take early lead in Tehran in parliamentary vote

Iranian state TV on Saturday announced the first partial results from the country’s parliamentary elections, indicating a strong showing by hardliners in the capital Tehran, although authorities have not released full results or the all-important turnout figure. Voters had limited options on Friday’s ballot, as more than 7,000 potential candidates …

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U.S., Taliban plan to sign peace agreement next week

The United States and the Taliban are on target to sign a peace agreement next week after a seven-day period of reduced violence, American and Taliban officials said Friday. That agreement, to be signed in Doha, Qatar on Feb. 29, will pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops …

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Portland man convicted of murder in racist train attacks

A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Ore., commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of the attack …

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9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany

A 43-year-old German man who posted a manifesto calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst” shot and killed nine people of foreign background, most of them Turkish, in an attack on a hookah bar and other sites in a Frankfurt suburb, authorities said Thursday. …

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