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The Global News 15 June 2013Posted on June 15, 2013by  Standard
Rohani leading in Iran elections Rohani leading in Iran elections15062013 Iran’s presidential elections trickling the preliminary results, the moderate cleric Hassan Rohani running ahead of Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf by a significant lead, and nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, who is just behind Qalibaf. More than 50.5 million voters are eligible to vote in the election to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Hassan Rouhani has gained 49. 87 percent of the votes as Tehran’s Mayor, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, got 16.65 percent and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator garnered 13.11 precept state Tv reports. Exact number of the participants in Iran’s Friday presidential election has not been announced by Iran’s interior ministry so far. In case no candidate wins a majority, the top two  to face a run-off vote in one week
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Turkey premier agrees to halt contentious park project Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to halt plans to redevelop an Istanbul park at the centre of two weeks of mass anti-government unrest, in a move protesters welcomed as "positive". It marked the first easing of tensions in the standoff, which has presented the Islamist-rooted government with the biggest challenge of its decade-long rule and earned it criticism from the West. Hours after giving a "last warning" to defiant demonstrators camping out in Gezi Park, Erdogan made the concession in his first talks with a key group of protesters to defuse tensions in the crisis. "The positive outcome from tonight is the prime minister's explanation that the project will not continue before the final court decision," Tayfun Kahraman, a spokesman for the Taksim Solidary group, seen as the most representative of the protest movement, said in televised remarks. An peaceful sit-in to…
Solar Impluse the Solar Power plane on trial run
Solar Impulse is the first aircraft capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel. The plane's coast-to-coast journey is part of an initiative called "Clean Generation," which aims to promote clean technologies and sustainable energy solutions. After the plane touches down in the nation's capital, the Solar Impulse crew will take part in a variety of outreach programs, including public visits and a roundtable meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Solar Impulse began its unprecedented cross-country expedition at Moffett Airfield near San Francisco on May 3. In early July, the plane will complete the final leg of the journey, traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City. Each leg of Solar Impulse's flight is being streamed live online, and features up-to-date information on the aircraft's position, altitude and speed. The live feed also includes views inside the plane's cockp…