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Iranian British woman, held in evin prison

By Ahmed Vahdat, Daily Telegraph – A 25-year-old British-Iranian woman is being held in solitary confinement after being arrested during a women’s rights protest in Tehran, according to campaigners. Ghonche Ghavami was detained outside the city’s Azadi Stadium after she and fellow campaigners tried to enter the men-only arena to watch an Iran-Italy volleyball match. The protesters – who all ... Read More »

That moment you realize you’re a cat

For one curious Scottish Fold cat, there’s nothing quite like seeing yourself in the mirror for the first time. Sure, he’s probably seen a mirror before, but this kitty hasn’t paid attention to who’s on the other side until now and it’s frightening. Read More »

Iran in the 80s a glimpse of a forbidden place

The Guardian – German photographer Casey Hugelfink had access to the Islamic republic in the dark decade after the 1979 revolution, throughout the Iran-Iraq war, when the country was sealed off to reporters and most of the world. She captured these scenes of everyday life with a 35mm Olympus OM and processed them more recently with the Camera+ app on ... Read More »

Haddadi linked with Real Madrid move

Hamed Haddadi has reportedly drawn interest from Real Madrid. He’s hoping that a strong FIBA World Cup will inspire NBA teams to contact his agent as well. “Real Madrid is the biggest club in Europe… But we’ll see what happens in the future,” Haddadi told hoopshype.com. “It’s one of my options, signing with a club in Europe. I’m waiting for ... Read More »

The Most Beautiful Cars Ever Built

In all, thirty-four 250 Testa Rossas were built, from 1956 through 1961. The phrase “Testa Rossa” means “red head.” The most well known, the 250TR, was produced from 1957 to 1958; only 2 factory cars and 19 customer cars were built. After the 250 GTO, the 250 Testa Rossa is the second most valuable Ferrari model, often valued at more ... Read More »

Tesla Motors China vehicle charging network plans

A tie-up between electronic car pioneer Tesla Motors and mobile phone company China Unicom is to see the setting up of a charging network for electronic vehicles across the country. Peggy Yang, a spokeswoman for Tesla, which already has 200 dedicated charging outlets across China, said the project eyes setting up of 400 charging points in 120 cities. She said ... Read More »

Omar Khayyam on It’s way to Manhattan

A statue of Persian classic poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) is scheduled to be installed in Manhattan, New York City. Created by the Iranian sculptor Hossein Fakhimi, the two-meter tall statue was sent from Tehran to New York on Monday evening. The decision to set up the statue as a Persian symbol was made by Manhattan municipal officials during Iranian President ... Read More »

Who is China’s Richest Man?

Jack Ma is China’s richest person. The 49-year-old founder and chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has a net worth of $21.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His assets include a 7.3 percent economic interest in China’s largest e-commerce business, which is preparing for what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history, and almost half ... Read More »

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding

The first photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding have officially arrived. People magazine has exclusive photos from the couple’s nuptials, including a look at Jolie’s unique and colorful twist on a wedding dress. People is running the photos in conjunction with Hello! magazine internationally — that cover shows the gown from the back. Jolie, 39, and Pitt, 50, ... Read More »

Iran could win Pool D, Amir Ghafour says

Tasnim – Iran’s Amir Ghafour said the Iranian volleyball team can finish as the first team of Pool D of the 2014 FIVB World Championship. Iran has defeated Italy 3-1 and US 3-2 in its first two matches in the World Championship. “I feel great, US won the World League this year and we expected they would be a tough ... Read More »