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Iran threatens to shirk nuclear deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/08/19, 11:11 am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday threatened to partially withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal one year after President Donald Trump pulled out of the agreement. In a letter to other signatories of the deal, Iran said it would resume storing excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program if a new deal is not reached in 60 days.

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Suicide bomber targets Pakistani shrine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/08/19, 11:08 am

At least 10 people died and 20 others sustained injuries on Wednesday after a suicide bomber set off a powerful explosion near security forces guarding a popular Sufi shrine in eastern Pakistan. Hundreds of pilgrims were inside the shrine in Lahore, capital of the eastern Punjab province, when the bomb went off.

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Associated Press/Photo by Courtney Harper

One dead, two arrested in Colorado school shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/08/19, 10:26 am

Two students on Tuesday shot and killed one classmate and wounded eight others inside their charter school near Denver. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Devon Erickson, 18, and a younger student walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch with two handguns and began shooting students in two classrooms. The school’s security guard detained one suspect, and within minutes, deputies from a nearby sheriff’s department substation ran into the school and arrested both suspects after a struggle. Spurlock said the deputies’ quick response helped save lives.

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