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|TEHRAN , June 7 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people died in the twin attacks by militants against Iran's parliament and Imam Khomeini Shrine in capital Tehran on Wednesday, the security deputy of Iran's Interior Ministry was quoted as saying by state IRIB TV.
Also, 43 people were injured in the terrorist attacks , Hossein Zolfeghari said.
In the meantime, all four assailants against the parliament and two against the Khomeini Shrine were killed.
On Wednesday, the twin attacks were simultaneously carried out in Tehran at around 10:30 a.m. local time (0600 GMT).
According to the reports , the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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NAIROBI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Elite athletes are getting itchy that Kenyan government is not working fast enough to address doping issues that threatens to bar them from the Rio Olympics.
London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and Olympic games bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang said on Thursday the country must take serious the doping allegation and put up structures to curb the vice and erase any doubts about its commitments to encourage clean sport.
This comes just a day after International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) President Seb Coe warned he will not think twice to kick out Kenya from international competitions and the Rio Olympics if it is proven that the country was attempting to cover up ****-taking.
"We are tested regularly and we comply. But they (government) too need to do their part and put in place mechanisms and structures to sensitize the athletes about what is good and bad. Increase the frequency of out-of-competition tests and widen their scope," Kipchoge said from Eldoret.
Coe hinted that IAAF will not hesitate to ban Kenyan athletes from the Olympics if the country is declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency code , just like he did with Russia.
Two days ago, Isaac Mwangi, Athletics Kenya CEO offered to step down after he was linked to demanding money from athletes who doped at the Beijing World Championships in exchange for leaner punishement.
But Kipsang urged athletes to stick to competing clean because the reputation of the country was on the line and they would miss out on big contracts.
"It is paramount that we prove to the world that we are doing something. But it is also important for the athletes to do their part and kick out this cheats ," he said.
Last week, WADA announced Kenya's matter had been forwarded to its Independent Commission led by former president, Dick Pound , that recommended Russia's exclusion from international competition last December after it was established the European powerhouse was engaged in an official and systematic doping program for her athletes at major events.
Findings from the Independent Commission will advise on whether Kenya that missed a compliance deadline to the WADA code last week should be excluded from international competition.
TEHRAN, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Zambia rallied to beat Iran 4-2 in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 on Wednesday, Tehran Times daily reported.
Reza Shakari put the Persians in front in the 7th minute and extended the lead in the 49th minute from the penalty spot.
The tide began to turn six minutes later. A hoofed ball by Solomon Sakala found namesake Fashion who cut inside and volleyed low to half the deficit. A lovely flowing move down the right resulted in Emmanuel Banda's flick being slotted home by Enock Mwepu.
With momentum flowing fiercely for those in green , Banda put them ahead following a goalmouth scramble before Patson Daka gave the win some gloss as he picked out the bottom corner from 20 yards.
Iran will meet Portugal in Group C on Saturday.
This is the 21st edition of the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship.
The tournament is hosted by South Korea from May 20 to June 11, 2017.
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A Canadian court on Monday ordered tobacco firms to pay Can$15.5 billion (US12.4 billion) to smokers in Quebec province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking.
Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald said they would appeal the award for moral and punitive damages , which is the largest in Canadian history.
They must, however, put a portion of the award in a trust pending the outcome.
A hearing must also be held to determine how the funds will be disbursed.
The two class action lawsuits behind the award were originally filed in 1998 , but only went to trial recently. They represent nearly one million smokers who were unable to quit or who suffered from throat or lung cancer, or emphysema.
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