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US Navy Ship "destroyed" an Iranian drone, Trump says

Speaking at the White House, Trump said the drone "threatened the ship's and ship's crew" in the Hormuz section and "immediately destroyed". The drone was destroyed by electronic jamming, according to an American defense chief. The boxer's crew took defensive action after the drone came within a threatening distance from the American ship, the official said. "This is the latest …

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India reschedules Moon mission for Monday

India's space agency in Chennai announced it will launch a spacecraft to the south of the Moon on Monday, following the attempt this week. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Thursday the Chandrayaan-2 mission launch is now set to 2:43 PM local time on Monday, the cause of the previous technical error has been identified and corrected. On Monday, …

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The US shoots down a Iranian drone, and Trump draws a red line

Lamenting Iran's escalation, we should be happy the USS Boxer led down Amphibious Ready Group on Iranian drone on Thursday. That drone came within one kilometer of the boxer before being destroyed. This U.S. Pat. Action should not be seen as a retaliation for Iran's downing of a U.S. drone in June, but rather as an act of self-defense First, …

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"No-deal" Brexit dealt with blows by Britain's parliament British news

British MPs made a blow on Thursday both to Prime Minister Theresa Mays administration and to the probable next leader Boris Johnson, even before he was confirmed. MPs defeated the government in a vote that should counteract any efforts to discontinue parliament to push through a "no-deal" bill. Parliament has repeatedly voted against allowing a "no" withdrawal from the European …

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Kyoto Animation Studio Fire Victims (2019)

At least 33 people were killed in four at the acclaimed Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto, Japan on Thursday. Dozens more were injured, some of whom are in critical condition. The fire appears to have been the result of arson, and is waiting to be questioned by the suspect. Firefighters worked for hours at the blaze, located in a residential …

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Three sentenced to death in murder of Scandinavian tourists in Morocco

Three men accused of the murder of two Scandinavian hikers in the Atlas Mountains last year have been sentenced to death, an anti-terrorist law in Morocco decided on Thursday. Maren Ueland, 28, Norway and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, of Denmark, was found dead on their campsite in a remote part of the Atlas mountain in December 2018 with sore throat. …

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Chloe Haines & Jet2 melting caused hijack scare, $ 105K bill

A woman who stormed a cockpit while he shouted "I'll kill you all!" – Forcing two fighter jets to catch the turkey traffic – has been snapped up with a $ 105,000 flight ticket, reports. Chloe Haines, 25, was accused by British Jetline Jet2 of a "catalog of aggressive, offensive and dangerous behavior", including "attempts to open the aircraft doors", …

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Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mosque was found in the Israeli Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert                  One of the world's earliest known mosques, built around 1,200 years ago, has been discovered by archaeologists in Israel's Negev Desert. The remains, dating from the 7th or 8th century, were found in the Bedouin town of Rahat …

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Protests in Puerto Rico – CNN

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and 11 members and cabinet members replaced profanity-laced, homophobic and misogynistic messages of fellow politicians, media members, celebrities, and others in a scandal that many call "RickyLeaks." The messages were sent in December 2018 and January 2019. Here are some goals for the existing exchanges: Gary Gershoff / Getty Images for Housing Works, Inc. ” …

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