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Man thrashed & killed by mob in India over allegedly hunting peacocks

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A man was murdered by a mob in central India after locals suspected him and his associates of killing peacocks. Ten people were booked for murder, while survivors of the hunt face jail for slaying the country’s national birds. The incident occurred outside Lasudiya Atri village located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Read More

Iran seizes two UK tankers, ratchets up Strait of Hormuz oil flow risks

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Highlights Stena Impero chemical tanker seized, VLCC Mesdar released Iran’s IRGC says it seized Stena Bulk for shipping violation: state TV UK foreign secretary ‘extremely concerned’ by incidents Washington — Iran seized a UK chemical tanker and briefly detained a UK-owned VLCC in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, ratcheting up regional tensions and risks to Read More

Iran seizes UK tanker as tensions soar

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7/19/2019 NEW YORK – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid soaring tensions in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. Brent climbed more than 1% on the news. A spokesperson for the British government said it was urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following Read More

Iranian military say all its drones returned safely to base after US claimed it shot one down

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An Iranian military spokesman has rejected US claims that an Iranian drone had been shot down near a US warship in the Persian Gulf on Thursday. “All drones belonging to Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz… returned safely to their bases after their mission of identification and control, and there is Read More

Concentration of forces near Gulf risks ‘conflict outbreak,’ US policy ‘a mistake’ – Moscow

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Washington’s claim that it downed an Iranian drone is another sign that tensions in the Persian Gulf are at risk of spiraling into a bigger conflict, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned. President Donald Trump had earlier claimed that the assault ship USS ‘Boxer’ shot down an Iranian drone that was approaching it in Read More

Crude oil futures rise as geopolitical tensions grow

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Singapore — Crude oil futures rose during mid-morning trade in Asia Friday as tensions brewed in the Middle East following a series of incidents in the Strait of Hormuz. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now At 10:23 am Singapore time (0223 GMT), front-month ICE Brent September futures Read More

Ofwat calls for £12 billion boost to water network investment

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(Reuters) – Britain’s water regulator on Thursday called for the country’s utilities to invest the equivalent of 6 million pounds every day for the next five years in plans to reduce pollution and leakages in increasingly stressed UK infrastructure. The Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat, said the targets of its “most far-reaching price review” ever Read More

US readies plan for escorting oil tankers through Strait of Hormuz

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Highlights Trump’s defense chief nominee says effort will deter attacks ‘Maritime security initiative’ to be unveiled Friday US pushes Asian importers to share security burden Washington — Military escorts of oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz by a US-led coalition will deter additional vessel attacks and “provocation or miscalculation” through the key oil chokepoint, Read More

Heavy rain and floods in India’s Assam kill at least 10 and displace more than 1 million

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GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy monsoon rains in India’s northeast Assam state displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days. FILE PHOTO: Girls row a makeshift raft past submerged Read More