He notes that water is available only from 8 AM to 2 PM, and remarks "We have 2
automatic washing machines but the city water pressure became low, so we have problems."
It is remarkable that nobody seems to have reported these shortages.
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Blast Kills at Least 25 in Long-Secure Baghdad Neighborhood
BAGHDAD, July 26 -- A car bomb tore through a crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursday evening, killing at least 25 people and injuring 110, police said.
A cloud of black smoke rose over much of the city after the explosion, which set a three-story apartment building on fire. Police said many of the victims were women shopping for food or clothing.
The explosion was the latest in a string of car bombs in Karrada, a largely Shiite district long considered one of Baghdad's safest neighborhoods. More than 50 people have been killed in seven car bomb attacks in the neighborhood this month. There was no significant violence in Karrada in June, police records show.
...Seven Iraqis were killed Thursday by a car bomb in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said. Aroadside bomb killed five Iraqi police officers between Hilla and Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad.
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Three states have passed legislation that should move their pension funds out of companies that do business with Iran, but legislation in most states has either failed or was not yet introduced. On the federal level, Congress is still far from making a decision on bills supporting divestment. Among the most notable slow movers, though, have been the Jewish communal organizations, which are struggling with the financial and technical difficulties of rearranging investment portfolios.
"Your money or your life," said the bandit.
"Take my life. I need my money for my old age," said Moe.
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July 26 (Bloomberg) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Islamic Republic won't yield to demands to halt its uranium-enrichment program and that the U.S. and western allies should accept the country's right to pursue nuclear research.
Options for the atomic program aren't limited to a temporary halt, more United Nations Security Council sanctions or military confrontation, Ahmadinejad said in a television interview yesterday, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
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DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday and pledged to strengthen the alliance between their countries, which are both under U.S.-led pressure.
Ahmadinejad also met Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah in the Syrian capital. The backing Syria and Iran give to the Lebanese Shi'ite movement is the lynchpin of their alliance.
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"Such reports are media propaganda for targeting the excellent ties between Iran and Syria," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said.
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