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Iranian tech genius, founder of fuzzy logic , Professor Lotfi Zadeh passes away at 96

September 8, 2017 10:19 am
Iranian tech genius, founder of fuzzy logic , Professor Lotfi Zadeh passes away at 96

The file photo shows world-renowned Iranian mathematician and inventor of fuzzy logic Professor Lotfi Zadeh. World-renowned Iranian mathematician and inventor of fuzzy logic Professor Lotfi Zadeh has passed away at the age of 96. Lotfi Zadeh passed away in Berkeley, California, on Wednesday, Iranian NASA scientist, Firouz Naderi, announced the news on […]

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Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks

August 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks

Pakistan has celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks all across the country, at a time of political upheaval following the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister over corruption allegations. The celebrations kicked off early on Monday with a 31-gun salute in Pakistan’s capital, […]

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8 injured on Day 7 of Spain bull run festival

July 13, 2017 3:16 pm
8 injured on Day 7 of Spain bull run festival

A Nunez del Cuvillo’s fighting bull runs over a fallen participant during the seventh bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Two Spaniards were gored and six more runners injured during the seventh bull run at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, […]

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Saudi Arabia gives Iran written assurances over pilgrims’ security: Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri

July 6, 2017 4:56 pm
Saudi Arabia gives Iran written assurances over pilgrims’ security: Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri

Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri. Iran’s culture minister says Saudi Arabia has provided “written assurances” that it will meet all of Tehran’s conditions with regard to ensuring security for Iranian pilgrims in the upcoming Hajj ceremony. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Thursday, Reza […]

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Iranians celebrating Festival of Fire

March 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Iranians celebrating Festival of Fire

This file photo shows Iranian people during “Chaharshanbeh Suri” celebrations. Iranians celebrate a historical Persian Festival of Fire, their hearts throbbing with the anticipation of approaching Nowruz (New Year) holidays even as they are concerned by notorious and dangerous celebratory antics by gung-ho revelers. “Chaharshanbeh Suri,” as the festival is […]

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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Salesman wins Oscar for best foreign-language film

February 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Salesman wins Oscar for best foreign-language film

The Salesman Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman has won the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film. The award was accepted by two prominent Iranian-Americans who represented Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars over US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim countries. Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian space […]

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The good old days: Mysterious ancient society in New Mexico was run by female elite

February 22, 2017 6:00 am
The good old days: Mysterious ancient society in New Mexico was run by female elite

The mysterious Chacoan people were a society dominated by women and who built great houses with hundreds of rooms. Some argue that in an ideal world, society would be run by women. And for one ancient group who lived 1000 years ago in giant stone mansions, this was true. These […]

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Spiderman :Three men convicted in $154 million Paris modern art heist

February 21, 2017 6:30 am
Spiderman :Three men convicted in $154 million Paris modern art heist

This May 20, 2010 file photo shows police officers searching for clues as they pack up the frames of the stolen paintings outside the Paris Museum of Modern Art, in Paris. Photo / AP An agile thief nicknamed “Spiderman,” an antiques dealer and an art expert were sentenced to prison […]

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Iran’s Oscar-winning director boycotts Academy Awards over US Muslim ban

January 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Iran’s Oscar-winning director boycotts Academy Awards over US Muslim ban

This file photo taken on May 22, 2016 shows Iranian director Asghar Farhadi celebrating on stage after being awarded with the Best Screenplay prize for the film The Salesman during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by AFP) Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker, Asghar […]

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Iran to honor anti-coup Chilean filmmaker, Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides in Tehran

August 30, 2016 2:00 pm
Iran to honor anti-coup Chilean filmmaker, Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides in Tehran

A portrait of Chilean film director, screenwriter and film producer Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides A ceremony is scheduled to be held in the Iranian capital city of Tehran to honor Chilean film director, screenwriter and film producer, Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides. According to a report published by the Secretariat of […]

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World Muslims celebrate Eid al-Mab’ath

May 5, 2016 9:45 am
World Muslims celebrate Eid al-Mab’ath

The entrance to the Hira cave, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) often went to in order to pray. (File photo) Muslims in Iran and across the globe are holding celebrations to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Mab’ath — the anniversary of the […]

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United States

November 25, 2012 9:59 pm

Officially, its name is the United States of America. But people often call it the United States, the USA, or America. The United States is a vast and beautiful land. It’s home to rich farmland, towering mountains, huge stands of timber, mighty rivers, and valuable mineral deposits. Colonists from Europe founded the United States more than 200 years ago. […]

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United Kingdom

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Some people call it Britain. Others say Great Britain. Many people mistakenly call the whole country England. But its real name is a mouthful: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That’s why it’s usually just called the United Kingdom, or UK for short. Facts About the United Kingdom Official name United […]

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Switzerland

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Have you heard of a mountain called the Matterhorn? Do you know what yodeling is? Maybe you’ve tasted Swiss cheese or Swiss chocolate? If so, you already know something about Switzerland, a small, mountainous country in the middle of Europe. Facts About Switzerland Official name Swiss Confederation Capital Bern Official languages German, French, Italian Population […]

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Spain

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The Spanish call their country España. The name comes from the ancient word Span, which means hidden or remote land. It’s a fitting name, since Spain stands somewhat apart from the rest of Europe. Facts About Spain Official name Kingdom of Spain Capital Madrid Official language Castilian Spanish Population 40,500,000 people Rank among […]

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