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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
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7 prisoners hanged in Iran

Iranian-Americans rally against Rouhani at UN 28 Sept 2015
Iranian-Americans rally against Rouhani at UN, Sept 28, 2015
Iran's fundamentalist regime has hanged 7 prisoners, including 6 in 1 prison alone.

6 of the prisoners, including 3 brothers, were hanged on Wednesday in the central province of Yazd. All 6 were from Iran's south-eastern Sistan & Baluchestan Province.

Another prisoner, identified as Mohammad-Reza Fiouji, 27, was hanged in a prison in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. He had been transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday (September 26) in preparation for his execution.

The mullahs' regime in Iran continues to execute more of its citizens per capita than any other U.N. member state. Some 2000 people have been executed since Hassan Rouhani became president 2 years ago.

Iranian-Americans plan to hold a major rally later on Monday to condemn the presence of the mullahs' President Rouhani at the United Nations in New York.

The rally, which is being organized by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC), will press the international community to hold the regime in Iran accountable for its abhorrent human rights record.

In a statement on Sunday, the Iranian Resistance strongly condemned Rouhani's presence in New York and at the United Nations General Assembly. "He is among the most senior officials involved in the production of the nuclear bomb, 120,000 political executions, and warmongering and slaughter in the region. This regime does not represent the Iranian people, and its leaders, from whatever faction, should face justice for crime against humanity in Iran. Iran's seat at the United Nations should be given to its people and their legitimate resistance," the NCRI said.

Source: NCR-Iran, Sept. 28, 2015

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