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Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro urged state governors on Wednesday to back the approval of reforms his team is preparing, saying some "bitter" austerity measures are needed to avoid a fiscal crisis such as the one Greece went through.
Thousands of members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.
At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria.
The United States has chosen the wrong path in reimposing sanctions on Iran and will be defeated, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.
The mayor of a Utah city was killed in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday in an apparent insider attack, the state's lieutenant governor said.