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Iran-backed drone attacks damage Saudi pumping stations

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By Anthony DiPaola and Dana Khraiche on 5/14/2019 DUBAI AND BEIRUT (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia halted its main cross-country oil pipeline after a drone attack damaged pumping stations along the link, a strike claimed by Iran-backed rebels in neighboring Yemeni. Oil prices rose. Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil exporter, said that supplies of crude Read More

Dropsafe partners with Pacific Automation to tackle Australian dropped object risks

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5/13/2019 LONDON — Dropsafe, the global provider of Dropped Object prevention technology, has announced a new exclusive distributor partnership with Pacific Automation, the Australia-based distributor of industrial equipment to the oil and gas (O&G) industry. The partnership will bolster Dropsafe’s regional presence as the market seeks to tackle the prominent safety, reputational and financial risks Read More

Iran warns of ‘conspiracy by ill-wishers,’ urges probe into ‘sabotage attack’ off UAE coast

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry said it wants clarification of what happened at the UAE port of Fujairah, where four ships were reportedly targeted in a “sabotage operation.” Sunday’s incident at Fujairah port was “alarming and regrettable,” a spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said in a statement on Monday. He cautioned against “adventurism by foreigners,” Read More

Quake of 6.1 magnitude in Panama injures one, no initial reports of deaths

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging buildings and injuring at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities, authorities said. The quake struck some 4 miles (7 km) southeast of Plaza de Caisan, Panama, at a Read More

6.1 magnitude quake in Panama damages buildings, no initial reports of deaths

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(Reuters) – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging some buildings, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities, authorities said. The quake struck some 7 km (4 miles) southeast of Plaza de Caisan, Panama, at a depth of 37.3 km (23 miles), the Read More

Mortal Kombat video game so violent ‘developer was diagnosed with PTSD’

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The hugely popular video game Mortal Kombat is notorious for extremely graphic in-game violence, setting the industry standard, but now one developer claims they were diagnosed with PTSD after working on the game. Physics-defying gory finishing moves called ‘fatalities’, replete with gratuitous blood spatter and bone splintering attacks, have become a hallmark of the franchise Read More

‘Relentless rain’ hinders Cyclone Kenneth relief effort

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By John Sparks, Africa correspondent In the city of Pemba, the rain is absolutely relentless. Wherever we drove and walked and waded, we were accompanied by the slow-moving weather system that has thrown a saturated blanket across northern Mozambique. This mighty storm has turned city streets into torrents, and streams into Olympic-sized swimming pools and Read More

US coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa offensive – Amnesty International

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The US-led assault on the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2017 killed over 1,600 non-combatants, more than 10 times the coalition’s own estimate, according to an investigation by Amnesty International and Airwars, a conflict monitor. “Our conclusive finding after all this is that the US-led coalition’s military offensive (US, UK and French forces) directly caused Read More

Explainer: Betting on the past? Europe decides on connected car standards

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Commission’s push to implement a Wi-Fi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germany’s Volkswagen, although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen in Berlin, Germany February 27, 2019. Read More

‘The worst is ALMOST over’: 100+ killed by rain & dust storms across India and Pakistan (VIDEOS)

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Dozens of people have been killed across India and Pakistan as heavy dust and thunderstorms sweep through the region. While the worst is over, meteorologists expect the weather front will not stabilize until Friday. The powerful storms unleashed dust, lightning, hail, rain and high winds across northern and central parts of India on Monday, uprooting Read More