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  1. -01-02-16 Execution of Cleric Sparks Outrage (
      "The Iranian government and religious leaders across the Middle East have condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric and warned of repercussions that could bring down the country’s royal family." 01-16

  2. -01-06-16 North Korea Alleges H-Bomb Test (
      "Soon after the ground shook around its nuclear testing facility, North Korea trumpeted its first hydrogen bomb test — a powerful, self-proclaimed 'H-bomb of justice' that would mark a major and unanticipated advance for its still-limited nuclear arsenal."

      "The test likely pushed Pyongyang’s scientists and engineers closer to their goal of building a warhead small enough to place on a missile that can reach the U.S. mainland. But South Korea’s spy agency thought the estimated explosive yield from the explosion was much smaller than what even a failed H-bomb detonation would produce." 01-16

  3. -11-16 Theresa May to Become New UK Prime Minister (New York Times)
      "Theresa May is set to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Wednesday, after David Cameron announced he would formally hand over power that day." 07-16

  4. -11-24-15 Russian Jet Shot Down by Turkey (CBS News)
      "Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet over Syria Tuesday saying the Su-24 jet's pilots violated Turkish airspace and failed to heed multiple warnings to leave." 11-15

  1. Arab League Condemns Iran (ABC News)
      "Arab foreign ministers, with the exception of Lebanon, condemned in a Sunday statement what they called Iran's meddling in Arab affairs." 01-16


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