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Author: 0 US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian boats

The warning shots were fired at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats by the USS Mahan after it established radio contact but failed to get them to slow down, Davis said, confirming earlier accounts of us defense officials. Davis accused the Iranian Guard of actions that were "unsafe and unprofessional". The Iranians broke off when three warning shots were fired at them at a range of around 900 yards (800 meters).

Author: 0 Iran reaps rewards following OPEC production cut

In 2012, Iran's energy sector was hit by the US-led sanctions, reducing the country's crude exports from 2.5 million bpd to almost 1 million barrels per day. Oil prices dropped on Monday as Iranian exports undermined the efforts of OPEC oil producers to decrease production and to limit the global supply.

Author: 0 China's latest moves to manage the yuan add fuel to Trump's threats

China's foreign-exchange reserves fell to the lowest level in almost six years last month, testing the central bank's resolve to control the yuan's descent to a pace it dictates, according to The Wall Street Journal . Yet the defence of the yuan is proving expensive, as shown by the latest decline in FX reserves. China may take measures to keep its foreign-currency stockpile from slipping too far below the key $US3 trillion mark to avoid hurting investor confidence and spurring further ...

World Media Egypt: Truck bomb attack targeting security services in Sinai kills nine
Author: 0 Egypt: Truck bomb attack targeting security services in Sinai kills nine

The attackers stole a street cleaning truck in which they planted a vehicle bomb, three security sources told Reuters . "A police building situated near the checkpoint was completely flattened by the blast", he said. A truck bomb attack on an Egyptian security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed at least eight policemen on Monday, officials and state media said.

Author: 0 Iraqi Forces Battling IS Reach Tigris River In Mosul

CTS spokesman Sabah al-Numan told Reuters on Sunday that Iraqi troops fought their way to the fourth bridge over the river, which has been damaged in fighting between government forces and Daesh militants. US coalition warplanes carried out 19 air strikes in support of the assault, which killed dozens of militants, he said. It was part of the second phase of the push to retake Mosul, which began at the end of last month.

World Media Two suspected IS militants killed in Saudi raid
Author: 0 Two suspected IS militants killed in Saudi raid

Saudi media identified one of the two militants as Taye' al-Say'ari and said he was being sought as an expert in making explosive belts used by militants in suicide attacks. The security officer can be seen aiming his gun at one of the terrorists as the other runs toward a policeman's auto. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said Taie bin Salem bin Yaslam al-Saya'ari was killed Saturday by police in the capital's northern Yasmeen neighborhood.

Author: 0 Flight MH370: Malaysia gives up search

The three nations have made a decision to suspend the search operation after finishing the 120,000 square km if no credible information emerged. But Malaysia's transport minister, Liow Tiong Lai, told reporters the hunt would end after the search of the current area in the absence of any "credible clue" suggesting it should be extended.

Author: 0 Civil servant quits in 'take down' minister plot

Maria Strizzolo, the civil servant and also an aide to another minister, later replies by hinting that "a little scandal" might see him dismissed. Shai Masot, a sernior Israeli Embassy official, is a former major in the Israeli navy and works for Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs, set up by Netanyahu to conduct a secret war against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

World Media Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies at Age of 82
Author: 0 Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies at Age of 82

Iranian media reported that Rafsanjani died in at Tehran's Shohada Hospital after a heart attack. Rafsanjani, "after a life full of restless efforts in the path of Islam and revolution, had departed for lofty heaven", she said. NCRI leader Maryam Rajavi described his death as the collapse of "one of the two pillars and key to the equilibrium of the religious fascism ruling Iran".

World Media 14 highlights of the USA report on Russian election hacking
Author: 0 14 highlights of the USA report on Russian election hacking

Trump added, "only "stupid" people or fools" would come to a different conclusion. Accepting the intelligence report's findings would be a positive step - but not enough, said one leading Senate Republican who is calling for more sanctions against Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Vehicle bomb at Baghdad market kills over a dozen

The deadliest was last week when a suicide bomber in another commercial area in Sadr City killed 41 people and wounded 64 others. Al-Jazeera reports that at least 12 people were killed and 50 more - including the soldier who opened fire on the auto - were wounded in the bombing.

Author: 0 Grigor Dimitrov claims Brisbane title

Nishikori lost five straight games before a couple of mistakes by Dimitrov allowed him to survive a breakpoint and pull even at 1-1 in the second set. "It's been a really great week for me and I'm so glad that I won this time because this match was really tough". The 25-year-old described it as a "big moment" and it may be a signal he is finally ready to join the sport's elite bracket after years of dancing around the periphery.

World Media May to visit White House for Trump talks
Author: 0 May to visit White House for Trump talks

In a phone call with Trump in late November, the Conservative prime minister and the Republican president-elect agreed to work on building relationships through the US presidential transition and to meet at the earliest opportunity. Trump has struck a more positive note, although he has expressed scepticism about trade deals more generally, pledging to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership with Japan, for example, and to throw up new barriers against imports.

Author: 0 Manchester United 4-0 Reading: Time for a knees up

Rashford nearly made it 3-0 when he rounded Al-Habsi but could only find the side netting before the Omanian stopper repelled Michael Carrick's stinging low drive after the break. I've been at this club for a long time and I'm enjoying my football and I'm thankful to score again. He fully deserves to be remembered as one of the greats of Old Trafford .

Author: 0 Former CIA Director Quits Trump's Transition Team

He has held other roles under former presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton , culminating with the post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency between 1993 and 1995. The comment likely was not well received within the transition team, and may have contributed to Woolsey's separation. Those close to Woolsey say he was also taken aback by reports this week that Trump is planning to overhaul the us intelligence network.

World Media Is a White House gig still in the works for Pam Bondi?
Author: 0 Is a White House gig still in the works for Pam Bondi?

Her specific role remains unclear. "It's horror for our state and our country and that" why we must do everything to stop it. Trump hosted a fundraiser for Bondi at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach in 2014 and was endorsed by Bondi before Florida's Republican primary election.

World Media 20 killed in blast in Syrian town near Turkey
Author: 0 20 killed in blast in Syrian town near Turkey

The group is present elsewhere in Aleppo province and has sought to advance on Azaz in the past. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility. Footage from the scene showed a huge plume of black smoke rising from the market, while sounds of gunfire could be heard in the background. The court house and the security headquarters were reportedly damaged, as well as the Red Crescent and municipality offices.

Author: 0 Famed Orca Dies as SeaWorld Ends Killer Whale Shows

SeaWorld says that the cause of death was a bacterial infection in the lungs. In 2010, Tilikum grabbed the ponytail of Dawn Brancheau , a SeaWorld trainer, and dragged her underwater to her death in front of horrified onlookers at the end of a show at SeaWorld Orlando .

World Media Giant iceberg poised to break off Antarctic ice shelf
Author: 0 Giant iceberg poised to break off Antarctic ice shelf

The Larsen C ice shelf has an enormous crack threatening to calve off a 5,000-square-kilometer or 1,931 square miles section of it. Scientists say an iceberg-predicted to be one of the 10 largest on record-is poised to break away from the Antarctic shelf, potentially sparking a rise in sea levels.

Author: 0 Schumer confirms Trump told him he likes him better than Republicans

Some are speculating about their own blockade, with nervousness about the possible consequences. Matthew Green, a Catholic University political science professor, said Trump is tangling with a different kind of opponent in Schumer. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, "These reports that Congressman Price traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in health-related stock while, as a senior member of Congress, advocating for legislation that impacted those very companies" stock prices should shock ...

World Media Multiple People Killed In Florida Airport Shooting
Author: 0 Multiple People Killed In Florida Airport Shooting

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said it received a phone call about shots fired at the airport at 12:55 p.m. According to tracking service FlightAware, about 60 flights to and from Fort Lauderdale were delayed and fewer than a dozen canceled before the shooting.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's "Great Wall" gets relentlessly mocked on Twitter

In a series of early-morning tweets Friday, Trump also urged his supporters to attend his inauguration on January 20, claimed that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party "were never going to beat the PASSION of my voters" and poked fun at the softer ratings of The Celebrity Apprentice television show since his departure.

Author: 0 Dozens of inmates killed in Brazil prison riot

Few details are available about the latest uprising in Roraima state's largest penitentiary. Brazil's prisons house more than 600,000 people - about 61 percent more than its facilities can hold, according to Human Rights Watch - making it harder for authorities to maintain control.

Author: 0 Next Week's Tube Strike Will Close All Central London Stations

The District line is a bit dodgy on a good day, but during the strike, TfL will be operating a limited service on the District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines - and trains won't be stopping at all stations, either. We are recruiting additional staff for stations and believe this will help us to provide a better service. We have started to recruit them and will continue to work with the unions to implement the recommendations made in the review.

World Media Japan Recalls Ambassador Over South Korea Statue
Author: 0 Japan Recalls Ambassador Over South Korea Statue

South Korea's finance ministry, responding to the suspended talks, expressed regret. "The ambassador is just coming back to Japan for a while". But anti-Japan sentiment resurged in South Korea, fueled by Defense Minister Tomomi Inada's December 29 visit to Yasukuni Shrine, where Class-A war criminals are honored along with Japan's war dead.

World Media Acid test for Netaji as Akhilesh wields SP majority
Author: 0 Acid test for Netaji as Akhilesh wields SP majority

A possible truce is in sight in the Samajwadi Party family feud between father-son duo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. Hours after his camp staked claim over the party and its election symbol "cycle", Akhilesh drove to his father's residence and was with him for almost two hours, leading to speculation about patch-up efforts which was discounted by the Chief Minister's camp as "too late".

World Media Trump orders ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration
Author: 0 Trump orders ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration

The exceptions are generally granted as a courtesy to ambassadors with school-age children or who have unique family situations, but are also occasionally made to help with continuity as the incoming administration seeks to fill a large number of postings at home and overseas.

Author: 0 Chibok schoolgirl found with six-month-old baby

April 13, 2016: Boko Haram video appears to show some of the Chibok girls, and tearful mothers recognize their daughters. Even with the complete routing of the Boko Haram stronghold in the notorious Sambisa forest, only 23 of the over 200 missing Chibok girls have been found, leaving a lot of them unaccounted for.

World Media Obama Leaves Behind A Job Market That Is Finally (Mostly) Healthy
Author: 0 Obama Leaves Behind A Job Market That Is Finally (Mostly) Healthy

US employers added almost 4.9 million jobs over the past two years - a robust average of roughly 204,000 jobs a month. December payroll estimates of economists surveyed by Bloomberg ranged from gains of 125,000 to 221,000. "Part of the dropoff in hiring is coming from smaller firms, which hired the majority of workers during the economic recovery". This means that net job growth clocked in at a ho-hum 66,000 jobs-nearly all of it in the private sector.

World Media Brazil chases escaped inmates after bloody prison riot
Author: 0 Brazil chases escaped inmates after bloody prison riot

Brazil wants to increase co-operation with neighbouring countries to reduce the influx of weapons and drugs into the prison system, said Mr Moraes. Rival gangs who operating inside and outside prison, according to state public security secretary Sergio Fontes, had been fighting for control over drug trafficking .