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Lightning kills 32, injures dozens as monsoon batters India

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At least 32 people have died in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and many more were injured across the country after being struck by lightning, the deadliest weather event in India that claims over 2,500 lives every year. Bolts of lightning were lethal for at least 32 people across 10 cities and districts in Uttar Read More

Angry protesters have hardened in Hong Kong – now they want a revolution

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Once again Hong Kong’s air is thick with tear gas. Angry and determined, it’s protesters versus police in what is now a familiar game of cat and mouse. After hundreds of thousands peacefully marched in the day, when night fell fresh clashes again broke out. Riot police back Read More

Camel dung fuels cement production in northern UAE

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RAS AL-KHAIMAH, UAE (Reuters) – Thousands of tonnes of camel dung are being used to fuel cement production in the northern United Arab Emirates, cutting emissions and keeping animal waste out of landfill. FILE PHOTO: A camel herder collects feces at a farm in Adhen Village, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates July 16, REUTERS/Christopher Read More

Iranian state media releases footage of oil tanker seizure

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Footage showing the moment Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has been released – with the UK describing the incident as a “hostile act”. The video, released by Iranian state media, shows armed troops wearing ski masks sitting in a helicopter as it Read More

‘Hostile act’: UK says ship seized by Iran was in Omani waters

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Iran has released video footage of the moment its Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in what the UK defence secretary has described as a “hostile act”. In the footage, a helicopter hovers over the Stena Impero. Several troops repel down ropes onto the Read More

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore’s Sun Cable

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday. Michael Gunner said Singaporean firm Sun Cable’s proposed A$20 billion ($14 billion) solar farm near Tennant Creek would be the world’s Read More

Iran warned of ‘serious consequences’ over seizure of UK oil tankers

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Government ministers are “deeply concerned” about the seizure of two ships by Iranian authorities in the Gulf. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged tanker which was taken in the Strait of Hormuz. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Read More

Iran’s seizure of UK oil tankers ‘unacceptable’, says Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged tanker after two ships were seized in the Gulf. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra on Friday night amid the escalation of tensions in the region. Owners of the Stena Impero confirmed the Read More

Foreign Office ‘urgently investigating’ Iran claims over seized tanker

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The Foreign Office is “urgently seeking” further information after Iran claimed to have seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Owners of the Stena Impero have confirmed the vessel was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz at around 4pm UK time. A statement Read More

Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing 400,000 to flee homes

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing their homes overnight to 400,000 in one of the worst floods in recent years, officials said on Friday. People use a makeshift raft to move on a flooded area in Gaibandha, Read More