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US issues new warning to ships after 'sabotage' off UAE - Dotemirates
13/05/2019

US issues new warning to ships after 'sabotage' off UAE

The U.S. has issued a new alert to maritime traffic over alleged "acts of sabotage" of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates amid heightened regional tensions between American and Iran. The U.S. Maritime Administration, which stressing the incidents had not been confirmed, warned shippers early Monday to exercise caution when traveling past Fujairah, a port city on the eastern edge of the United Arab Emirates on the Gulf of Oman. It gave coordinates of the alleged sabotage, putting it just north of Fujairah. The UAE on Sunday said the sabotage targeted four boats, without elaborating or naming...


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12/09/2019

Trump delays tariff hikes on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump announced that he will delay a planned tariff hike on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from October 1 to 15 as a "gesture of good will" to Beijing, media reports said on Thursday."At the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th anniversary on October 1, we have agreed, as a gesture of good will, to move the increased Tariffs on $250 billion worth of goods (25 per cent to 30 per cent), from October 1 to October...
12/09/2019

Woman left with mouth stuck open after she laughed too loudly

Hilarious jokes can have people laughing their heads off. But a woman in China 'laughed her jaw out', literally, when she burst into a guffaw onboard a train and dislocated her jaw.According to local reports quoted in NDTV, the bizarre incident happened with a woman traveling on a train to Guangzhou South railway station in China's Guangdong province. The unnamed woman was said to be laughing at something so loudly that she dislocated her jaw and her mouth stuck open.The distressed woman called for help and appeal for medical assistance was broadcast through the train's carriages. Fortunately, a doctor named...
12/09/2019

Georgia port reopens 4 days after overturned ship closed it

A Georgia seaport that shut down when a cargo ship overturned while returning to sea was allowed to reopen Thursday after the Coast Guard agreed it was safe for vessels to slowly sail one-at-a-time past the capsized freighter. The decision to open the shipping channel to the Port of Brunswick came four days after the South Korean ship Golden Ray toppled over soon after departing the port with a cargo of 4,200 vehicles. The ship's pilot and all 23 crew members were rescued, including four men who endured 36 hours trapped below its decks. At the Georgia Port Authority's annual...

12/09/2019

All Eyes On Joe Biden As Democrats Face Off In Third 2020 Debate

Washington: Frontrunner Joe Biden goes head-to-head for the first time Thursday night with Elizabeth Warren, his fast-rising rival for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, in a three-hour debate seen as a tough test of the 76-year-old's stamina.Ten candidates will take the stage in Houston as a narrowed 2020 field, including Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator jockeying for second spot with Warren in the race to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.While all three Democrats are in their seventies, all eyes will be on former vice president Biden who is battling accusations that he a gaffe-prone candidate past his prime, who...
12/09/2019

Biggest Alpine Glacier Could Disappear By 2100: Study

Geneva: The mighty Aletsch -- the largest glacier in the Alps -- could completely disappear by the end of this century if nothing is done to rein in climate change, a study showed Thursday.A team of researchers in Switzerland has used a cutting-edge simulation to show how the Aletsch Glacier will change as the planet continues to warm, the ETH technical university in Zurich said in a statement.The glacier, which covers 86 square kilometres (33 square miles) in the Swiss Alps, and is estimated to hold around 11 billion tonnes of ice, has already seen its tongue recede by about...
12/09/2019

Brazil is 'not the culprit' for the Amazon fires, says country's foreign minister

(CNN)Brazil's foreign minister addressed the Amazon fires and climate change on Wednesday -- but not in the way you might expect.In a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araujo denied that his country was responsible for the devastation of the rainforest, and accused other countries and activists of trying to "invade Brazil" under the guise of climate change action."It doesn't seem like a climate catastrophe to me, at least," he said. "But from the debate that is going on, it would seem that the world is ending." He acknowledged that climate change was...