UN Security Council meeting on Iran reveals divided opinions on council’s role in protests – World

A UN Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran is putting Tehran on notice that “the world will be watching” what it does, the U.S. ambassador said Friday. Nikki Haley also said the international community can’t let Iran silence protesters’ messages, particularly by blocking some social media platforms. The U.S. called Friday’s meeting after giving moral support to the ...

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Death toll rises to 51 in Peru bus crash – World

Rescuers finished pulling 51 bodies from the wreckage of a bus that tumbled over a cliff in Peru in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the nation’s history, authorities said Wednesday. Nearly everyone on board was killed Tuesday after the passenger bus collided with a tractor-trailer on a narrow stretch of highway known as the “Devil’s Curve.” Firefighters and ...

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Trump threatens to withhold aid to Palestinian Authority – World

Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should make “any of these massive future payments” when the Palestinians are “no longer willing to talk peace.” Trump, in a pair of tweets, said ...

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California officially enters era of legal marijuana with new rules starting today – Business

Californians may awake on New Year’s Day to a stronger-than-normal whiff of marijuana as America’s cannabis king lights up to celebrate the state’s first legal retail pot sales. The historic day comes more than two decades after California paved the way for legal weed by passing the nation’s first medical marijuana law, though other states were quicker to allow the ...

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