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Russia opens fire on Ukrainian ships and captures three vessels

Russia opens fire on Ukrainian ships and captures three vessels

World
Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea. Three sailors have been wounded after the Ukrainian navy said two artillery boats were hit in the strikes.Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has called an emergency session of his war cabinet in response to the incident in the Black Sea.Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it used weapons after the Ukrainian ships ignored demands to stop and impounded three vessels which had illegally crossed the border.The three injured sailors are receiving medical treatment and their lives are not in danger, the FSB said.But Ukraine's ambassador to the UK said Russian special forces had captured two armoured artillery boats and a tugboat in an "act of ...
Tyson Fury opens up ahead of Deontay Wilder fight about double family tragedy that caused him to spiral into depression

Tyson Fury opens up ahead of Deontay Wilder fight about double family tragedy that caused him to spiral into depression

Sports
HEARTBREAKING The lineal heavyweight champion of the world is using the pain to help him beat Deontay Wilder on December 1 Boxing star Tyson Fury has opened up about the double family tragedy which saw him spiral into a drink and drugs-fuelled state of depression. Fury was seemingly on top of the world at the end of 2015 having gone to Germany and stunned Wladimir Klitschko to become the heavyweight champion of the world. At his lowest points, Tyson Fury turned to drink and drugs However, behind the scenes he as battling his own personal demons and bottling up lots of complex emotions – eventually causing him to turn to narcotics and alcohol to cope. And now, in his usual frank and honest manner, Fury has revealed exactly what caused it...
Navy opens facility for submarine-launched ballistic missile research

Navy opens facility for submarine-launched ballistic missile research

Business
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Navy has opened a new Missile Support Facility in Dahlgren, Va., that will focus sub-launched ballistic missiles and the Columbia-class nuclear submarine program. The new facility, which opened last week and was announced by the Navy on Tuesday, will be part of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. It features top of the line labs and equipment for over 300 NSWCDD Strategic and Computing Systems Department scientists, engineers and other technical experts on current and pending ballistic missiles. During remarks at the opening, the Navy's director of strategic systems, Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, called the Missile Support Facility vital to the SLBM program, which is responsible for the Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile -- one of the legs of the...
World's longest sea bridge opens after 9 years of construction

World's longest sea bridge opens after 9 years of construction

World
Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated China’s latest mega-infrastructure project on Tuesday: The world’s longest sea crossing. The 34.2-mile bridge and tunnel that have been almost a decade in the making for the first time connect the semi-autonomous cities of Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai by road. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge spans the mouth of the Pearl River and significantly cuts the commuting time between the three cities. The previously four-hour drive between Zhuhai and Hong Kong will now take 45 minutes. One section of the crossing dives underwater into a 4.2 mile tunnel that creates a channel above for large cargo ship containers to pass through. The project came in over budget -- with Hong Kong alone investing $ 15 billion in ...
19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

World
At least 19 people have been killed after a mass shooting and explosion at a college in Crimea. Russian authorities say Vladislav Roslyakov, an 18-year-old student at the vocational school, carried out the attack and then shot himself dead.Though it was initially thought to be a possible terror attack, Russia is currently treating the incident as mass murder.Investigators say the victims of the attack in the Black Sea city of Kerch all died from gunshot wounds, in contrast with earlier reports that the explosion had killed some students. Image: The school was surrounded by military Around 40 people, the majority of them teenagers, are believed to have been injured.Initial reports said the blast had been caused by a gas...