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Japanese Navy Spots Tanker Alongside North Korean Ship

The Japanese Foreign Ministry said a Japanese navy surveillance aircraft has seen a Dominican-flagged oil tanker apparently transferring fuel to a North Korean tanker in open seas, a clear violation of the latest round of United Nations sanctions imposed on the rogue nation, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The possible transfer was observed in the East China Sea on Saturday, ...

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US designates Indian-origin ISIS militant as global terrorist

The US designated Indian- origin Islamic State militant from Britain Siddhartha Dhar along with a Belgian-Moroccan citizen as global terrorists and imposed sanctions on them, the State Department said. Dhar, a British Hindu who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Abu Rumaysah, had skipped police bail in the UK to travel to Syria with his wife and ...

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Researchers Decode Some Of The Last Of The Dead Sea Scrolls

More than 70 years after they first mystified archaeologists, some of the last remaining unread fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been decrypted, IFL Science reports. A year of intensive work by scholars from the University of Haifa in Israel has reassembled and deciphered 60 tiny fragments of the script, some smaller than a centimeter in size, that was ...

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Chile’s President-Elect Introduces Hardline Cabinet With Ties To Former Dictator

Chile’s president-elect, the billionaire businessman Sebastian Piñera, has unveiled a new hardline cabinet, including prominent conservative figures and some politicians once closely aligned with the Pinochet dictatorship, The Guardian reports. The new interior minister, Andrés Chadwick, was a vocal supporter of Augusto Pinochet during his 1973-1990 regime, which named him president of the Catholic University Students Federation. Chadwick and the ...

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5 Workers Found Dead After Gas Well Explosion In Oklahoma

Authorities said the remains of five oil rig workers were found Tuesday after an explosion that rocked an Oklahoma gas well a day before, CNN reported. “All five of the missing workers have been located,” Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said at a press conference. “The remains will be transported back to the medical examiner’s office for identification, and we ...

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