Iran ‘seizes British-flagged oil tanker’

A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say. The owners of the Stena Impero, which was bound for Saudi Arabia, say they have been unable to contact the vessel and it is “heading north towards Iran”. The company says there are 23 personnel on board and it was approached by More...

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Chicago officers fired over 2014 deadly shooting

The Chicago Police Board has fired four officers for allegedly covering up the 2014 fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Sgt Stephen Franko and officers Daphne Sebastian, Janet Mondragon and More...

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Greek earthquake: Powerful tremor shakes Athens

A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city. The earthquake was registered at 5.1 magnitude with an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) More...

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Kyoto Animation fire: Police name suspect after studio blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Japanese police have named the man suspected of carrying out a deadly arson attack on an animation studio. Shinji Aoba is in police custody in hospital More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica massacre

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Dutch supreme court has upheld a ruling that the Netherlands was partially responsible for 350 deaths in Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre. The court said the More...

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Yingying Zhang: US man sentenced to life for Chinese student’s murder

A former PhD student has been sentenced to life in prison for the kidnap and murder of a Chinese graduate student at the University of Illinois. Brendt Christensen received the life term after a jury was unable More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max

Boeing is taking a $ 4.9bn hit to cover costs related to the worldwide grounding of its 737 Max aircraft. The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world’s biggest planemaker posts quarterly results More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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US shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump

President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. He said the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship “took defensive action” on Thursday after the drone came More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Iran seizes ‘fuel-smuggling’ tanker in Gulf

Iran says it seized a “foreign tanker” and its 12 crew on Sunday for smuggling fuel in the Gulf. State television quoted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as saying the vessel had been smuggling one More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years

The author of a message in a bottle has been located some 50 years after he threw it into the Indian Ocean. Paul Gilmore, then 13, dropped the bottle into the ocean while sailing with his family on a liner from More...