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Deadly Japan fire: Arson suspect said animation studio ‘stole his novel’

Deadly Japan fire: Arson suspect said animation studio ‘stole his novel’

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter A man suspected of killing 33 people in an arson attack at an animation studio in Japan reportedly started the fire because "he had been plagiarised".According to local media reports, the 41-year-old told police he planned the deadly blaze after the company stole his novel. A witness told reporters that he "seemed to be discontented, he seemed to get angry, shouting something about how he had been plagiarised". Image: Investigators are scouring the building for clues about what happened The blaze in Kyoto is the worst mass killing since a suspected arson attack in Tokyo killed 44 people in 2001.It is believed the suspect shouted "die!" as he poured a liquid, believe...
US warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

US warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

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President Donald Trump has said a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it ignored warnings to back off.He said the USS Boxer took "defensive action" after the drone ignored repeated warnings and came within 1,000 yards of the ship. The president called it a "provocative and hostile" action by Iran.The "fixed-wing unmanned aerial system... closed within a threatening range" at 10am local time on Thursday, according to a Pentagon statement."The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew," it added. Advertisement However, Iran's foreign minister told reporters at the United Nations "we have no information about losing a drone today".I...
Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack

Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack

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Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 26 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday morning. Police say the suspect, a 41-year-old, sprayed petrol before igniting it.Some people still remain unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported. The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the incident was "too appalling for words" and offered condolences to those affected.How did the incident unfold?The fire broke out at the three-storey building at around 10:30 local time (01:35 GMT...