News Wire | Monday, Oct. 17, 2022

Massive Fire Breaks Out in Iran’s Notorious Evin Prison

By Sarah Dadouch & Babak Dehghanpisheh | The Washington Post

A massive fire broke out Saturday night in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, which holds hundreds of dissidents and has detained hundreds more during the past month of street protests.

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China’s Leader Strikes a Defiant Note, Warning of ‘Stormy Seas’

By Chris Buckley, Keith Bradsher, Vivian Wang & Austin Ramzy | The New York Times

Xi Jinping defended his hard-line reign on Sunday, presenting himself to a congress of China’s ruling elite as the leader whose tough policies had saved the nation from the ravages of the pandemic and was now focused on securing China’s rise amid multiplying global threats.

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