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Iran’s Rouhani claims victory over protests

Iran’s Rouhani claims victory over protests

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Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said government forces have suppressed a mass protest that erupted last week over a hike in fuel prices, according to state media. "The Iranian nation came victorious out of yet another historic test and showed that despite the country's economic problems and existing grievances about the manner of its management, they would never allow the balance to tilt in favor of the enemy," Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting in the capital of Tehran on Wednesday, state-run Press TV reported. Rouhani said the government's strong response has ended the protest, which he claims was orchestrated by a few well-organized "hooligans" on behalf of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other adversarial nations. "Our people have foiled the enemies' ...
Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky's governor vote, after a tight race in the conservative-leaning state.Meanwhile, Democrats seized full control of the legislature in Virginia for the first time in over 20 years.The results are being viewed as a gauge of the political mood ahead of next year's presidential election.However, Republicans held on to power in the Mississippi governor vote, following a closely-fought race in the traditional Republican stronghold.US state governors head the executive branch in state governments.In Kentucky, Mr Beshear claimed victory over incumbent Re...
Owen Farrell explains England’s awesome response to New Zealand’s Haka before historic Rugby World Cup victory

Owen Farrell explains England’s awesome response to New Zealand’s Haka before historic Rugby World Cup victory

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Owen Farrell reveals England’s response to the Haka was carefully planned to send a message to New Zealand ahead of the historic Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday. The Red Rose sealed their place in the final with a 19-7 win in what is already being described as one of the nation’s greatest ever performances on a rugby pitch. Getty Images - Getty Farrell was not fazed by the routine And the tone was set before the match began, with Farrell leading England’s response to the All Blacks’ famous and sometimes intimidating routine. England lined up in a v-shape, with Farrell smirking at the base, breaking from the shoulder-to-shoulder stance with which the Haka is usually received. The look on Farrell’s face has since gone viral on social media.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t like people thinking it is easy for Manchester City when they win following 2-0 Crystal Palace victory

Pep Guardiola doesn’t like people thinking it is easy for Manchester City when they win following 2-0 Crystal Palace victory

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Pep Guardiola was unhappy with the suggestion that what Manchester City do is easy.City won 2-0 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and the result never looked in any doubt. Gabriel Jesus and David Silva scored in the first half to see Guardiola’s side temporarily cut Liverpool’s lead at the top to five points. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola’s side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 The City boss did not like people thinking it is easy for his side when they win. He told talkSPORT: “It is always routine when you win and when you lose against Wolves you are a disaster. “It’s always like this. We are a good team and sometimes the opponents are good, sometimes we have a bad performance but it’s not routine and there’s a lot of work behind it. “You cannot imagine
Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

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Vasyl Lomachenko promises he will return to fight in the UK after his stunning win over Luke Campbell at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night.The Ukrainian knocked Campbell down in the 11th round and claimed a unanimous decision by two scores of 119-108 and one of 118-109. Getty Images - Getty Lomachenko delivered a boxing clinic at the O2 While the judges’ scorecards were arguably a little harsh on the Hull fighter, Lomachenko underlined just why he is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet as he took another step towards becoming the undisputed champion in the 135lb division. The victory saw him retain his WBA and WBO lightweight titles and scoop the vacant WBC crown.