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‘Day of Fire’: Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town

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NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (Reuters) – A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames. Adecio Piran, a local journalist who first reported the story about the “Day of Fire” in Amazonia, is pictured in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil Read More

New Bond film gives ancient Italian town £10m boost

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By Andy Hayes, news reporter An ancient Italian town is set to receive a £10m boost after James Bond’s vintage Aston Martin screeched around its narrow alleys for the next 007 movie. Matera, which was first settled in the 10th millennium BC, hosted Bond’s trademark silver DB5 as it took tight corners and careered down Read More

Football fan dies after setting herself on fire

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An Iranian female football fan who tried to sneak into a stadium dressed as a man has died after setting herself on fire last week. Sahar Khodayari, 30, became known as “the blue girl” on social media for the colours of her favourite team Esteghlal. Women are banned from football stadiums in the Islamic Republic, Read More

ADNOC signs V.Group to manage crews on 93 offshore vessels

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9/9/2019 LONDON – V.Group has signed a contract with ADNOC Logistics & Services to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels. To support the contract, and to enable further expansion in the region, V.Group has opened a new Abu Dhabi office, which began operations in early August. The office and service function was Read More

Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next

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MARSH HARBOUR/NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Days after fleeing their crumbling home and breaking into a vacant apartment to take shelter while Hurricane Dorian rampaged over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island, Samuel Cornish and his family caught a rescue flight to Nassau. Residents wait at the airport in hopes of evacuating the island in the wake Read More

‘Piracy, bribery & blackmail’: Iran slams US sanctions as economic terrorism against civilians

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dubbed US sanctions against states “rouge behavior,” claiming they serve Washington’s goal of “illegitimate” political objectives without consideration for who suffers in the end. “US economic terrorism against Cuba, China, Russia, Syria, Iran deliberately target civilians, trying to achieve illegitimate political objectives through intimidation of innocent people. Read More

Elderly British woman rescued from rubble in Bahamas

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A British citizen has been rescued after being trapped under rubble for several days on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. The Royal Navy Wildcat, deployed with RFA Mounts Bay, conducted the successful search and rescue mission on Wednesday, a Ministry of Defence statement said. The elderly woman was rescued from rubble and brought back Read More

US proudly admits to bribery & extortion of Iranian oil tanker captains after open piracy fails

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The US State Department is openly using organized crime tactics, including bribery and extortion, in an effort to bend Iran to its will after its usual allies refused to get sucked into a coalition to ‘police’ the Persian Gulf. The Pentagon admits that “no plan” has yet come together to combat Iranian oil tanker traffic Read More

US sanctions Iran oil shipping network, warns maritime industry to avoid risks

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Washington — The US sanctioned an Iranian oil shipping network, including 11 oil tankers and former Iranian oil minister Rostam Ghasemi, for an “oil-for-terror” scheme that has moved about 10 million barrels of oil in recent months, largely to Syria, top State Department official Brian Hook said Wednesday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber Read More

US posts $15mn bounty for help with ‘disrupting’ finances of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Published time: 4 Sep, 2019 16:15 Follow RT on The US government has offered a reward of up to $15 million for information that helps “disrupt” the financial operations of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while slapping a new round of sanctions on Tehran. The lavish bounty was announced on Wednesday as part of the Read More