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A month of hurricanes

International | Honduras and other Central American countries begin recovery after Eta and Iota
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/27/20, 06:05 pm

A Samaritan’s Purse team had just set up a field hospital on Nov. 14 in Honduras to help victims of Hurricane Eta when Iota started bearing down on them. The team rushed to drop the tents, strap them down, and move equipment to higher ground before the second hurricane arrived, said Kelly Suter, the ministry’s medical director.

“It really gave us a unique perspective to be able to weather the storm with the community,” Suter said. “I think it adds another layer of compassion.”

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Iranian scientist assassinated

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/27/20, 05:19 pm

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, whom Israel suspected was the leader of Iran’s disbanded military nuclear program, died on Friday in an ambush outside of Tehran. The scientist led a program that the International Atomic Energy Agency linked to “activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device” through the end of 2003. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has mentioned Fakhrizadeh in conjunction with Iran’s nuclear program in the past.

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Iran releases hostage

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/27/20, 06:14 am

Iranian state TV announced Wednesday the government released Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a 33-year-old British-Australian academic detained in Iran for more than two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad. Officials in Thailand said they transferred three Iranians involved in a 2012 foiled bomb attack back to Tehran. Moore-Gilbert arrived at the airport in Canberra on Friday afternoon and will quarantine before reentering the community, said Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

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