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Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

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Tehran, Aug 5 (AP) - Iran acquired five new commercial aircraft on Sunday, a day before the U.S. begins re-storing sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.
The arrival of the ATR72-600 airplanes at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport represented perhaps the last benefits Iran will see under the nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew from it in May. Economic woes are sparking sporadic, leaderless protests across the country.
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Trump rips LeBron James' smarts hours before rally in Ohio

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Bridgewater, Aug 5 (AP) - Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American...
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Small plane crashes in Switzerland, family of 4 killed

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Berlin, Aug 5 (AP)- A small plane crashed Saturday into a forest in central Switzerland, killing a local family of four who had just taken off for France, police said. In a separate incident, another plane crashed in the country's southeast, but there was no immediate information on...
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Congo opposition leader Katumbi blocked from returning home

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Johannesburg, Aug 5 (AP) - Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has been blocked from entering the country to register as a candidate in December's long-delayed presidential election, a spokesman said Saturday, as a dramatic attempt to drive in from neighboring Zambia appeared to fail.
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Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo's latest outbreak

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Kinshasa, Aug 5 (AP)- The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday.
The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a...
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