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Iran prepares for a leadership transition

Though Iran has been broadcasting pictures and videos of top state officials and noted foreign dignitaries visiting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the hospital, the health of the man who has held the most powerful post in the Islamic Republic remains unclear.

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Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

BAGHDAD—For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia—from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

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After vote to stay in U.K., Scots must heal divide

EDINBURGH, Scotland—Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover on Friday after voting to reject independence.

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