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UK vows ‘serious consequences’ if Iran doesn’t release British-flagged oil tanker
Iranian media reported Saturday the ship, the Stena Impero, was captured by the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) following an accident with a fishing boat. Earlier the IRGC said the ship was being held for "violating international regulations." A second ship, the Liberian-flagged MV Mesdar, was briefly held by Iran but then released, United States officials and the company that owns the ship said. Iran said the vessel was not…
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Angela Merkel stands in ‘solidarity’ with congresswomen attacked by Trump
Speaking at her annual news conference in Berlin, Merkel said: "I distance myself from this decidedly and stand in solidarity with the women who were attacked." She added that from her perspective the "US's strength lies exactly in the fact that people of very different nationalities contribute to the strength of the American people." Trump told the four women of color that they should "go back" to the "crime-infested places"…
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Hackers take over Metropolitan Police’s Twitter account
At intervals of a few minutes or less, the tweets were scattered with profane language and formatted sporadically with capital letters and confusing signatures like "F*** THE POLICE FREE DA GANG" and "no comment get my lawyer". Both the force's social media and website had been hacked, Met Police told to CNN. The same "unauthorized messages" had been emailed to subscribers, according to a press statement later posted to the…
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This bird was nearly extinct. Now, its population could double thanks to an ‘epic’ breeding season
Staff with the nation's Department of Conservation say they found at least 150 orange-fronted parakeets have been born this season alone. They discovered 31 new wild parakeet nests -- three times the number of nests in recent years. The new births have the potential to double the current population, said Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage in a statement. And the lovemaking could continue for several more months, as beech trees…