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Iran abolishes morality police amid ongoing nationwide protests

Tehran, Dec 4 (UNI) Iranian authorities have abolished the controversial morality police amid ongoing mass protests sparked by the death of a young woman in custody, media reported, citing Iranian Attorney-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri.
Montazeri made the statement during a religious conference and was quoted by the Iranian state-run news agency ISNA, Agence France-Presse reported. The attorney reportedly said that the morality police were not part of the judiciary and have been disbanded.
Violent riots broke out in Iran in mid-September after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in custody after having been detained for wearing an "improper" hijab. Many Iranians blamed Amini's death on the controversial morality police, alleging that officers hit her in the head while interrogating.
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Mining giant apologizes, launches investigation over missing radioactive capsule in Aussie state

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30 Jan 2023 | 2:09 PM

Sydney, Jan. 30 (UNI) Mining company Rio Tinto on Sunday apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule in Western Australia (WA) and kicked off an investigation over the incident, while a search for the missing capsule is still underway.

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Over 200 strikes against pension reform to take place in France next week - Reports

29 Jan 2023 | 5:46 PM

Paris, Jan 29 (UNI) More than 200 strikes against the pension reform project will be held at the call of leading trade unions across France on January 31, marking the second nationwide demonstration against raising the retirement age, media reported Sunday.

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Pakistan: Over 10 children die as boat sinks off in Kohat's Tanda Dam

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29 Jan 2023 | 4:55 PM

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6 3-magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad

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29 Jan 2023 | 4:53 PM

Islamabad, Jan 29 (UNI) A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas, confirmed the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) on Sunday.

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