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Iranian president dismisses criticism amid deadly protests

THE UNITED NATIONS – As street protests in Iran grew increasingly deadly, President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday accused the West of maintaining a double standard on human rights. Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, Raisi tried to deflect international outrage over the death last week of a 22-year-old woman in the custody of Iran’s

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‘Boggles my mind’: SES volunteer hits back at flood criticism

Woodburn SES Commander Ashley Slapp says it’s “disappointing” to hear negative comments about the efforts of state emergency service volunteers during the devastating floods earlier this year. He said thousands of SES volunteers did more than they could have done under “extremely difficult” circumstances, putting their “lives at risk”. “We didn’t rest – the unit

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