Two protesters killed as Iran blocks access to social media

Iran has blocked access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organise anti-government protests that are sweeping across the country. The move came after two protesters were killed overnight at a rally in Dorud, in the country’s western Lorestan province. The protests are the largest to …

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‘Death to the dictator!’ is new rallying cry in Iran as antigovernment protests spread to capital

Iranian police and plainclothes security officers mobilized Saturday to quell a third straight day of nationwide antigovernment demonstrations that for the first time reached the capital, where the chants among protesters included “Death to the dictator!” The bold reference to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — the all-powerful leader of …

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No. 2-ranked Denver gets back to its high-flying ways with big blowout of Air Force at Magness Arena – The Denver Post

A cushy holiday schedule started rotting for college hockey’s defending champions. No. 2-ranked Denver was gifted a run of home games through late December against blah-at-best competition. But consecutive losses to two bottom-dwellers stole the spirit. That left the Pioneers with some ground to make up Saturday night at Magness …

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