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Iran: Rights groups warn of crackdown in Kurdish Mahabad

Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.

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