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Iran's kayakers take crash course in America (USA Today)
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:43:17 GMT

Ping-pong diplomacy in 1971 helped open the door for improved relations between the United States and China. Thirty-six years later, coaches Katayoon Ashraf and Chris Wiegand are hoping kayaking can do the same for America's relations with the Muslim world. Ashraf, a pioneering female kayaker in Iran, had dreams of training several young women paddlers for possible entry in the Beijing Games, ...


Iran Offers Aid to Nicaragua, in a Sign of Deepening Ties (New York Times)
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007 02:13:27 GMT

Iran has promised to help finance a new ocean port and build houses for the leftist Nicaraguan government, in a deepening of ties that has raised concern in the Bush administration.


Iran arrests youth at 'satanic' concert (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:00:32 GMT

Iran arrested more than 200 music fans at an underground rock concert that one official called a "satanic" gathering and authorities accused the youths of breaking Islamic law.


Iran tops Lebanon, claims Oly hoops berth (Sports Illustrated)
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Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:19:23 GMT

Iran's basketball team won a spot in the Beijing Olympics, defeating Lebanon 74-69 Sunday in the final of the FIBA Asia Championship.


Iran win Asian basketball championship (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:21:55 GMT

Iran on Sunday won a spot in the basketball tournament at next year's Beijing Olympics when they defeated Lebanon 74-69 to win the Asian men's championship.


Iran shows off homegrown fighter jet (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 05 Aug 2007 13:40:31 GMT

Iran on Sunday showed off for the first time a new fighter jet said to be modelled on the American F-5 but built using domestic technology, state media reported.


Fission And Fusion As Iran Fronts UN Nuclear Watchdog (Space War)
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:38:25 GMT

by Tatyana Sinitsyna Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 06, 2007 A group of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Iran to visit a heavy-water reactor being built near Arak, in the center of the country.


Iran may consider American's request (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 05 Aug 2007 12:45:04 GMT

Iran's Foreign Ministry said Sunday it would consider allowing the wife of an American man who vanished in Iran earlier this year to visit the Islamic country to search for him.


Iraq air force wants Iran to give back its planes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 05 Aug 2007 13:24:31 GMT

Iraq's air force commander said on Sunday he hoped Iran would return some of the scores of Iraqi fighter plans that flew there ahead of the Gulf War in 1991, but conceded many of them were probably beyond repair.


Iran successfully test second home-made fighter jet (Antara News)
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Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:41:47 GMT

Iran on Sunday successfully tested its second homemade fighter jet "Azarakhsh" (Lightning), Fars news agency reported.