Iran's Khamenei backs gasoline price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the sharp gasoline price rises that have sparked country-wide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic’s opponents and “sabotage” by foreign foes. “Some people are no doubt worried by this decision … but sabotage and arson is done by hooligans not our people,” the Iranian Supreme Leader said in […]

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Four more confirmed dead during Bolivian protests, taking total to 23

Four more people are killed in Bolivian protests taking death toll to 23 as UN blasts army for using ‘disproportionate’ force and warns violence could ‘spin out of control’ Four more deaths have been confirmed during clashes between Evo Morales loyalists and government forces Five people confirmed killed yesterday but that later rose by four – taking the total number […]

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Vancouver faces Colorado in conference showdown

Colorado Avalanche (11-6-2, second in the Central Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (10-7-3, third in the Pacific Division) Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks host the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup of two of the top Western Conference teams. The Canucks are 5-5-2 against conference opponents. Vancouver has scored 19 power-play goals, converting on 24.1% […]

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