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 Baha'i minority says Iran is trying to crush the religion

The Baha'i International Community said today that Iran's effort to crush the religious minority has continued unabated and intensified on some fronts despite President Hassan Rouhani's promises to end religious discrimination.

 UN wants USD 200 million to compensate Haiti cholera victims

David Nabarro, a special adviser to the secretary-general, said yesterday that the money to "provide material assistance" was part of a new UN approach to dealing with the disease that is believed to have been introduced to Haiti by UN peacekeepers from Nepal.

 Hacked trove shows Hillary Clinton aides suggesting email jokes

Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show her aides considered inserting jokes about her private email server into her speeches at several events and at least one joke made it into her remarks.

 14 injured in multi-car crash in Maryland, US

Officials say 14 people, including 10 children, were injured in a multi-car crash on Interstate 95 in Maryland.

 Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump set for last debate as ugly race nears finish

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's ugly and acrimonious battle for the White House is barreling toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage tonight for one final primetime showdown.

 Russia tells US-led coalition not to `drive terrorists` from Iraq to Syria

Russia warned the US-led coalition Wednesday against driving jihadists from Iraq to Syria, in the offensive to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group.
"It is necessary not to drive terrorists from one country to the other but to destroy them on the spot," the chief of Russia`s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said in a statement.

 4 shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large

San Francisco, Four teenage students have been shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said.

The shooting occurred as students were moving out of school for the day from the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School, which share a campus, San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi said yesterday.

 Russia sets brief cease-fire for Aleppo as strikes kill 36

Russian and Syrian forces will halt hostilities for eight hours in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Russia's military announced on a day when opposition activists said their airstrikes killed at least 36 people, including several children, in and around the divided city.

 Two in grave condition after Los Angeles shooting leaves three dead

An early morning argument at a Los Angeles restaurant operating out of a converted home apparently triggered gunfire that left three people dead and 12 wounded, two gravely, authorities have said.

 Thai King Bhumibol's body at Grand Palace for people to pay respect

Today marked the first day in 70 years that Thailand has been without a king as Vajiralongkorn asked for more time to mourn with the rest of the nation before ascending the throne.