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Sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with ship in Pacific

Sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with ship in Pacific

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June 16 (UPI) -- Seven U.S. sailors are unaccounted for and others were injured early Saturday after a Navy warship collided with a container ship in the Pacific off the coast of Japan, authorities said.The collision occurred in the Philippine Sea between the merchant ship and the U.S. Navy's guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald. The vessel's commanding officer, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, had to be medically evacuated from the ship, officials said.The Navy Times reported that the ship endured substantial damage and had limped back to land under its own power."The extent of number of personnel injuries is being determined," the 7th Fleet said in a statement Friday.The Navy said it was working with the Japanese Coast Guard to conduct a medical evacuation for one sailor, but did not specify if th...
Report: North Korea coal miners struggle to find work after sanctions

Report: North Korea coal miners struggle to find work after sanctions

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June 12 (UPI) -- Hundreds of North Korean coal miners are out of work because of sanctions against the country, and more people are grumbling about Kim Jong Un's missile program.A source in North Korea's South Pyongan Province told South Korean news service Daily NK unemployment is a problem for workers who once depended on the coal industry for their income."Laborers who once worked in coal mines owned by one of dozens of trading companies have lost their jobs and their livelihood is in peril," the source said.Suspended coal mine operations are also hurting local businesses."People who ran restaurants in coal mining areas or provided logistics in coal transport now have no way of making money," the source said. "The level of consumption has also gone down."North Korean regions that once w...
Iran sends food after neighbours isolate Qatar

Iran sends food after neighbours isolate Qatar

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Iran has started sending fruit and vegetables to Qatar after Gulf nations cut trade links with the emirate.Iran's national carrier has already delivered 90 tons of food and flights will continue "based on demand".Three boats, carrying around 350 tonnes of food, will also be leaving an Iranian port for Qatar, according to Tasnim news agency, quoting local officials.It was not clear whether the shipments were made as aid deliveries or as exports.The deliveries came nearly a week after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates began a blockade against Qatar, sparking an unprecedented diplomatic crisis.Video:Foreign Minister: Qatar provides stability in the regionThe Gulf states expelled Qatari nationals from their territory, cut trade links to the emirate and banned Qatar's national ...
Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

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Leyton Orient's Matchroom StadiumMonday, June 12, 2017A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing.Controversial owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the club following a previous hearing in March.A lawyer representing Orient told Registrar Sally Barber that all debts had been paid at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London and she dismissed all bids to have the club wound up.Another judge had examined the case in March.Registrar Nicholas Briggs had adjourned applications.Bosses at an events management firm had told Registrar Briggs they were owed about £18,000.He had said he would adjourn Central Circle Event Management's application after hearing of plans to inject £1million into the O's.The judge...