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2 killed as Russian Su-30SM jet crashes off Syrian coast

Published time: 3 May, 2018 08:18 Edited time: 3 May, 2018 08:42 A Russian military jet has crashed off the coast of Syria’s Latakia, killing two pilots on board, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. On Thursday morning, a Russian Su-30SM went down in the Mediterranean Sea after taking off from Khmeimim Airbase. Pilots “fought to take the aircraft under ...

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Houthis hold 19 oil tankers hostage off Yemeni coast – Saudi media

The Yemeni Houthis have captured 19 oil tankers and are keeping them from entering the Hodeidah port, according to reports from Saudi media quoting the Kingdom’s ambassador in Yemen. The ambassador suggested three possible reasons for the detention, including an attempt to extract money from the owners of the vessels, “the continued starvation of the Yemeni people”, and a plan ...

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Motherload! Huge collection of female octopuses guard eggs off Costa Rican coast (PHOTOS)

A giant cluster of female octopuses and their eggs have been found at a depth once thought impossible during a deep-sea expedition in Costa Rica. The discovery, made about two miles (3km) beneath the ocean’s surface and 100 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, has left researchers baffled. “When I first saw the photos, I thought, ‘They shouldn’t be ...

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Jawsome! School of 1,400 basking sharks spotted off US North Atlantic coast

Marine biologists have been left baffled by the appearance of large schools, comprised of up to 1,400 basking sharks, in the waters off the northeastern US. READ MORE: Shark attack warning: Fears man-eaters will head for beach where 140 whales died (IMAGES, VIDEO) The numbers were spotted by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) while examining 40 ...

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6 people, incl 2 children, killed by brutal winter storm on US East Coast (PHOTOS)

At least six people, including two children, have been killed on the East Coast of the United States after a powerful winter storm slammed the region with strong winds, heavy rain and snow. A six-year-old boy was killed after a falling tree struck him while he was sleeping in his home in Chesterfield County, Virginia, according to authorities cited by ...

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‘Suspicious’ Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli forces off Gaza coast

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli Defense Forces after his boat breached the boundaries of a designated fishing zone. The IDF described the vessel as “suspicious” in their comments on the incident. As a boat carrying three Palestinians strayed from the fishing zone off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, the IDF immediately “conducted an ...

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7.5 magnitude quake hits Mexico near Pacific coast – USGS

Published time: 16 Feb, 2018 23:48 Edited time: 16 Feb, 2018 23:59 A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has rocked southern and central Mexico. The tremors reportedly shook buildings across the country’s capital. The quake hit the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports. Tremors were felt as far as Mexico city, with locals ...

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Greek coast guard ship ‘damaged by Turkish vessel’

Greek authorities say a Turkish coast guard vessel rammed one of their patrol boats near a disputed territory in the Aegean Sea on Monday night. The Greek coast guard ship was anchored off the islets of Imia when the Turkish boat struck it, reports Ekathimerini.com. Nobody was injured in the incident but the Greek vessel’s stern sustained damage. The incident ...

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US East Coast residents receive false tsunami warning

Some US East Coast residents received a tsunami warning on Tuesday after a test message sent out by the National Weather Service was wrongly interpreted as real by the AccuWeather app. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that a routine test warning was issued at around 8:30am ET, but stressed repeatedly that this was a test. NWS acknowledged that some ...

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Tillerson lauds sanctions for dead & starving N. Korean fishers found off Japan coast

The US is “getting a lot of evidence” that UN sanctions “are really starting to hurt” North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said, referring to a recent incident regarding starving North Korean fishermen. On Wednesday, Tillerson said during an interview at Stanford University with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that earlier in the week, Japanese officials told ...

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