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Gulf of Oman tanker blasts: Crews rescued safely

Gulf of Oman tanker blasts: Crews rescued safely

World
Dozens of crew members have been rescued after abandoning two oil tankers hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman.Ship operators said 21 crew on board the Kokuka Courageous and 23 on the Front Altair had been evacuated.Iran rescued the 44 after an "accident", state media said, although the cause is unconfirmed. The US Navy said it received two distress calls.The incident comes a month after four oil tankers were attacked off the UAE. US-Iran tensions explained 'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil Oil prices rose as much as 4.5% from a near five-month low following Thursday's incident, Bloomberg reports.What do we know about the explosions?The cause remains unclear.The Norwegian-owned Front Altair had been "attacked", the N...
Blue Jays prospect Guerrero blasts third HR in eighth game in minors

Blue Jays prospect Guerrero blasts third HR in eighth game in minors

Sports
April 24 (UPI) -- Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to impress, hitting his third homer in his eighth minor league game Wednesday afternoon. Guerrero Jr. is expected to join the Blue Jays roster soon to make his highly anticipated Major League debut. He has hit three homers for the Blue Jays AAA team in Buffalo. His third homer was an opposite-field blast in the seventh inning of a 5-4 win over Syrcause. On the day Guerrero went 2-for-5 for the Bisons, playing in his third straight minor league game for the first time in 2019. Guerrero is hitting .367 with three homers and eight RBIs for the Bisons, going 11-for-30 at the plate. Last season he hit .381 with 20 homers and 78 runs batted in across four minor league teams for the Jays. [embedded content] ...
Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

World
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects were arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Wijewardena said most of the bombings were believed to have been suicide attacks. The explosions — most of them in or around Colombo, the capital — collapsed ceilings and blew out windows, killing worshippers and hotel guests in one scene after another of smoke, soot, blood, broken glass, screams and wailing alarms. Victims wer
Venezuela quells soldiers' revolt, top court blasts congress

Venezuela quells soldiers' revolt, top court blasts congress

World
Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests, and the Supreme Court moved to undercut the opposition-controlled congress' defiant new leadership. Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello said 27 guardsmen were arrested and more could be detained as the investigation unfolds. The mutiny struck at a time when opposition leaders have regained momentum in their efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. They have called for a nationwide demonstration Wednesday, urging Venezuelans — especially members of the armed forces — to abandon Maduro. The uprising triggered protests in a poor neighborhood just a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela's presidential palace. It was dispers...
Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

Technology
A Greek court agreed Friday to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to France, a decision the Russian government protested and which could further sour relations between the two countries after Greece expelled two Russian diplomats. The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of France's request to take custody of Alexander Vinnik, a former bitcoin operator who was arrested in Greece last year on a U.S.-issued warrant. Vinnik, 38, also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. The ruling was made a day after Greek authorities confirmed that two Russian diplomats were being expelled for allegedly providing protest funding in an attempt to keep neighbor Macedonia from joining NATO. The Russian Foreign Ministry indicated it was considering reprisals....