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Marzieh Hashemi - Melanie Franklin - NEWS TODAY

Marzieh Hashemi (Melanie Franklin), a natural-born citizen of the United States and a naturalized citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran was born on 21 December 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marzieh Hashemi, an American-Iranian journalist and television presenter, is a prominent anchor for Iranian state-funded Press TV and serves as the editor-in-chief of Mahjubah magazine.

Marzieh Hashemi born into a Christian African-American family, later converted to Islam and moved to Iran after being inspired by the Iranian revolution. She lives in Tehran and comes back to the US about once a year to see her family, usually scheduling documentary work in the US, her son said.

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Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías - Venezuela Hugo Chavez News

Born in Sabaneta, Venezuela, on July 28, 1954, Hugo Chávez (Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías) attended the Venezuelan military academy and served as an army officer before participating in an effort to overthrow the government in 1992, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. Chávez became president of Venezuela in 1999. Early into his presidency, he created a new constitution for the country, which included changing its name to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

He later focused his efforts on gaining control of the state-run oil company, which stirred controversy and led to protests, strained relations with the United States and other nations, and Chávez briefly being removed from power. His actions included selling oil to Cuba and resisting efforts to stop narcotic trafficking in Colombia. In 2006, Chávez helped create the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, a socialist free-trade organization. He died on March 5, 2013, at age 58, following a long battle with cancer.

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Hafez al-Assad - Syria News

Born in the village of Qardaha in Syria on October 6, 1930, Hafez al-Assad became Syrian president of the country in 1971, after taking part in multiple coups. Though widely criticized for brutal tactics (most notably the 1982 Hama massacre), he is also praised for bringing stability to Syria, and for improving relations between Syria and Western powers by supporting America in the Persian Gulf War. He served as president of Syria until his death on June 10, 2000.

Of the five members of the Ba’ath Party’s Military Committee who seized power in Syria in 1963, Hafez Al-Assad went the furthest. Of the other four, one took the blame for Syria’s loss of the Golan Heights during the Six Day War and was pushed out of politics; one committed suicide; a third was assassinated; the other died in prison after 25 years.

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Bashar al-Assad - Syria Politics News Headlines

Bashar al-Assad inherited power in July 2000, a month after his father, military strongman Hafez al-Assad died. But since March 2011, his rule over Syria has been under threat, with the country beset by violence that has killed an estimated 465,000 people and embroiled regional and world powers in the never-ending horror.

Despite Western and Arab countries backing the opposition, Assad has survived seven years of war and refuses to step aside.

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Julian Castro - USA News Today

Julian Castro was born on September 16, 1974, along with his twin brother, in San Antonio, Texas, where his family has lived since the 1920s. He was always a brilliant student, attending both Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Upon his graduation from law school, Castro ran for a seat on the San Antonio City Council and won, making history as the youngest councilman in the city's history.

He served for several years and then ran for the mayoral seat, which he lost. He ran again for the mayoral seat in 2009 and won, becoming the fifth Hispanic mayor in San Antonio's history. Castro was relatively unknown before he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2012.

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Tulsi Gabbard - US Politics News Today

Tulsi Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa on April 12, 1981, the fourth of five children. At the age of two, Tulsi and her family settled in Hawaii where as a teenager, she co-founded the Healthy Hawaii Coalition, a non-profit teaching children to take care of themselves and the environment.

“I grew up with the Aloha Spirit. We try to treat everyone with respect. Like family.” -Tulsi Gabbard, US Congresswoman.

An advocate for environmental policy, Tulsi ran for the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 and became the youngest person ever elected. A year later, Tulsi joined the Hawaii National Guard to serve Hawaii’s citizens and our country.

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Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern - Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand Politics News Today

Jacinda Ardern (Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern) was born on 26 July 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand, and grew up rurally. She attended a Morrinsville College before graduating from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Communication Studies in Politics and Public Relations.

Post-university, she worked as an advisor in the office of then-Prime Minister Helen Clark, in London for the Government Cabinet Office and as an Assistant Director in the Department for Business and Enterprise, and on a review of Policing in England and Wales.

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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Yoweri Museveni - Uganda Politics News Headline

Yoweri Museveni (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni) was born on 15 August 1944. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni became President of the Republic of Uganda on January 29, 1986 after leading a successful five-year liberation struggle. He went to the bush with 26 other young men and organised the National Resistance Movement and National Resistance Army (NRM/NRA) to oppose the tyranny that previous regimes had unleashed upon the population.

The push for Kampala started on January 17th from different parts of the central region. While General Salim Saleh was the field commander, Museveni was the overall commander. They captured power on 26th January, 1986.

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Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, Abu Hamza al-Masri - UK News

Abu Hamza al-Masri (Mustafa Kamel Mustafa), born in Alexandria, Egypt, on 15 April 1958, Abu Hamza was the son of a naval officer and a primary school headmistress. He initially studied civil engineering before leaving for England in 1979. In London, one of his first jobs was as a nightclub bouncer. He married a British woman who he says encouraged him to embrace Islam.

"I took time off from the clubs and I enjoyed it," he said at his trial in the US.

He decided to resume his studies at Brighton Polytechnic and gained a civil engineering degree, joining the Institution of Civil Engineers where he remained a member until 1994.

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Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden - Saudi Arabia News Today

Osama bin Laden (Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 10 March 1957. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, bin Laden joined the Afghan resistance. After the Soviet withdrawal, bin Laden formed the al-Qaeda network which carried out global strikes against Western interests, culminating in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. On May 2, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that bin Laden had been killed in a terrorist compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Osama bin Laden was born Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden on March 10, 1957, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to construction billionaire Mohammed Awad bin Laden and Mohammed's 10th wife, Syrian-born Alia Ghanem. Osama was the seventh of 50 children born to Muhammad bin Laden, but the only child from his father's marriage to Alia Ghanem.

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Kim Jong Un - North Korea Politics News

Kim Jong-un took on the mantle of North Korea's supreme leadership with little political or military experience behind him. Kim Jong-il, North Korea's "Dear Leader", was in the process of grooming him as his successor when he died in December 2011. Immediately after his father's death, the younger Kim was hailed as "the great successor". He was named head of the party, state and army within a fortnight of his father's death.

Since then, he has shown he is committed to the advancement of North Korea's weapons programme, ordering four nuclear tests and several missile tests.

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Julie Bishop - Julie Isabel Bishop - Australia News in Politics

Julie Bishop (Julie Isabel Bishop) was born on 17 July 1956 in the Adelaide Hills, her family home was an apple and cherry orchard. She studied law at the University of Adelaide. By the age of 30 she had moved to Perth and was an established lawyer. She became managing partner in 1994 at the law firm Clayton Utz. Four years later she became the member of parliament for Curtin in Western Australia which took her to Canberra.

Julie Isabel Bishop career experienced a major boost when she became foreign minister in the Abbott cabinet in 2013. She was lauded for her handling of the disappearance of flight MH370, for which Australia continues to lead the search.

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Nicola Sturgeon - Scotland Politics Today

Nicola Sturgeon was born on 19 July 1970 in the North Ayrshire town of Irvine. Nicola Sturgeon became an SNP member at the tender age of 16, having been inspired by a high-ranking female politician - but not in the way you might think. It was Margaret Thatcher.

She told BBC Radio Four's Women's Hour: "Thatcher was prime minister, the economy wasn't in great shape, lots of people around me were looking at a life or an immediate future of unemployment and I think that certainly gave me a strong sense of social justice and, at that stage, a strong feeling that it was wrong for Scotland to be governed by a Tory government that we hadn't elected."

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Stephen Andrew - Australia News

Stephen Andrew born December 9th, 1968, is currently the sitting Member for Mirani, elected to Parliament on the 25th of November 2107 for One Nation. Stephen is a 5th Generation descendant from South Sea Islander ‘Kanakas’ who has deep roots within the Mirani electorate with both sides of Family being established from the late 1800’ within the Community from Rockhampton to Mackay.

As a Family Man Stephen has taken up the challenge to be a representative for the People, his experience is broad having both Electrical Fitter/Mechanic (Diploma Instruments) and Mechanical Trades, He still runs a successful firearms business and Mining/ Vertebrae Pest Management business that services both the Mining and Rural Sectors.

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Tom Perez - Tom Edward Perez - USA DNC - US Politics News

Thomas Perez (Thomas Edward Perez), an American politician, attorney, Chair of the Democratic National Committee since February 2017 was born on 7 October 1961. Perez, a civil-rights lawyer who served as deputy of the Clinton DOJ civil-rights division, has spent most of his career in government service enforcing anti-discrimination laws.

Perez has strong labor support and served as Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) labor secretary from 2007 until 2009, when he was tapped for the Justice Department position. Thomas Perez, a longtime Takoma Park resident, also served on the Montgomery County Council and was the first Latino elected to the council. He has been the key official under Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. handling civil rights cases, the centerpiece of what Holder hopes will be his legacy.

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Pauline Hanson - Australia Politics Today

Pauline Hanson (Pauline Lee Hanson) was born 27 May 1954. Pauline Lee Hanson is an Australian politician who is the founder and leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party. She is currently a Senator representing Queensland in the Parliament of Australia. Hanson first entered politics as a member of Ipswich City Council in 1994.

In 1978, Pauline and her second husband Mark, started their own plumbing business, employing apprentices and tradesmen, until her divorce in 1987. That same year she bought a small business takeaway, which she ran for 10 years until 1997, and was also a small cattle producer. In 1994 Pauline entered politics for the first time and was elected as a councillor on the Ipswich City Council till 1995.

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