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February 28, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi
Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi on Saturday accused the government of wasting public resources in a massive show of force against the opposition this month, calling the country's hard-line leadership a "dictatorship and distortion of the Islamic Revolution." But in his first public comments since protests failed to disrupt the Feb. 11 anniversary celebration of the 1979 revolution, Mousavi offered few specifics on what the so-called green movement should do next. For now, Mousavi said he and fellow opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi would press for permission to hold their own rally and reach out to more Iranians.
February 23, 2010 | By Liz Sly
Assailants killed an Iraqi family of eight Monday, shooting some and beheading others in a brutal attack south of Baghdad reminiscent of the sectarian killings that raged through the area a few years back. The Shiite Muslim family members were among at least 26 people killed in scattered attacks around the country as violence grew ahead of Iraq's crucial March 7 elections. Neighbors found six children and their parents dead in their home in the rural town of Wehda, near Madaen, which witnessed some of the first of the sectarian violence, in 2005.
January 17, 1986 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Very early on, when you start suspecting where "Iron Eagle" (citywide) is heading, you wonder whether it will dare to plunge into all-out ludicrousness. It does, and in doing so achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness that only earnest effort can produce. As a result, "Iron Eagle" has an unintended hilarity that builds and builds. But don't take this as one of those so-bad-it's-good endorsements: The film is a total waste of time.
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