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Iranian Kurds set a headscarf on fire during a march in a park in the Iraq Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on September 19, 2022, against the killing of of Mahsa Amini, a woman in Iran who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police".

The US announces new sanctions on Iran after the death of a woman who’d been accused of wearing her headscarf incorrectly. A second earthquake in one week rattles Mexico. The Boston Celtic head coach has been suspended.

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US sanctions Iranian morality police after woman’s death

The US government has imposed sanctions on Iran’s morality police after the death of a woman who’d been accused of wearing her Islamic headgear too loosely. Thursday’s sanctions came after at least nine protesters died in clashes with Iranian security forces since violence erupted over the weekend. The Treasury says the Iranian officials oversee organizations that use violence to suppress peaceful protesters, political dissidents and women’s rights activists. The morality police say 22-year-old Mahsa Amini violated Iran’s conservative dress code and died in custody of a heart attack. Read more

Iranian Kurds set a headscarf on fire during a march in a park in the Iraq Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on September 19, 2022, against the killing of of Mahsa Amini, a woman in Iran who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police".

At least 2 dead after magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits western Mexico days after deadly quake

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck early Thursday shortly after 1 am, just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico. That quake was also blamed for two deaths. Monday’s more powerful quake was the third major earthquake to strike on Sept. 19 – in 1985, 2017 and now 2022. Read more

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  • Monday’s coverage: Major earthquake strikes Mexico on Sept. 19 for third time since 1985, this time a magnitude 7.6.
People gather outside after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The earthquake struck early Thursday, just three days after a deadly earthquake shook western and central Mexico.

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