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A young Iranian couple with a large online following is facing a decade in prison after posting a video of them dancing in the street. The video shows them dancing by Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Tower. They were reportedly convicted for promoting corruption, prostitution and propaganda.
A young couple who posted a video of themselves dancing romantically in the streets of Tehran were sentenced to several years in prison, according to human rights activists and Iranian authorities.https://t.co/8YQeYyBlwO— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 2, 2023
Police have released a new surveillance image of the suspect believed to be responsible for the death of longtime CBC producer Michael Finlay. Finlay was randomly assaulted in Toronto on Jan. 24 and died on Tuesday from “medical complications” from the attack. The incident has not yet been deemed a homicide, as an autopsy will have to be conducted prior to such a designation being made.
Long-time CBC radio producer Michael Finlay has died after suffering serious injuries in a random assault on Danforth Ave. https://t.co/T0BH2pM7Fc— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) February 2, 2023
Australia’s central bank said on Thursday that its new $5 bill would not feature an image of King Charles. Instead, it will feature an Indigenous design. The new king is still expected to appear on coins that currently bear the image of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The $5 bill was Australia’s only remaining bank note to still feature an image of the monarch.
Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes.— TIME (@TIME) February 2, 2023
The nation’s central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III https://t.co/PRC1DjW4bq
This can only be described as a shocking move. A couple abandoned their baby at an airport check-in desk in Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday after arriving without a ticket for the infant. The unidentified pair were checking in for a Ryanair flight to Belgium. When it came to light that the baby needed a ticket that it did not have, the couple reportedly left to board the flight with the child still sitting at the check-in counter.
A couple abandoned their baby at an airport check-in desk in Tel Aviv after arriving without a ticket for the child. https://t.co/wDUBvrWfGc— CNN International (@cnni) February 2, 2023
The European Central Bank raised its interest rate again on Thursday. The Frankfurt-based bank raised its key benchmarks by half a percentage point, which follows in the footsteps of another half-point hike in December. ECB President Christine Lagarde said that this won’t be the final hike as the bank tries to subdue inflation. “We know that we have ground to cover,” she said. “We know that we are not done.”
The European Central Bank raised interest rates a half point Thursday in a widely expected move and said it will repeat the 50 basis-point hike in March. @FerroTV and @lisaabramowicz1 have more on Bloomberg Television https://t.co/HNWPU0D1bi pic.twitter.com/7Nf2iY70qt— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) February 2, 2023