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Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

World
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Israel has launched an operation to destroy tunnels built by Hezbollah across the border from southern Lebanon, the military announced early Tuesday. Operation Northern Shield will "expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon to Israel," Israel Defense Forces said in a post on Twitter. "This is a defensive operation meant at destroying attack tunnels, crossing into Israeli territory, built by Hezbollah," Yuval Rotem, director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, posted on Twitter. "Hezbollah is a dangerous terror organization, at the service of the ayatollahs in Teheran. Israel is committed to protect its citizens and its territory. The operation in the Meluta area will target an unspecified number of tunnels that were not ready t...
Italy’s ENI signs accord with BP, Libya to take over EPSA operation

Italy’s ENI signs accord with BP, Libya to take over EPSA operation

Business
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Italian oil major Eni on Monday signed an accord with BP and Libyan officials under which Eni will get a 42.5% interest in an exploration and operation sharing agreement in the North African country, as well as become operator of an area where exploratory activities were suspended four years ago. The Libyan National Oil Corporation, or NOC, Chairman Mustafa Sanalla, BP chief executive Bob Dudley and Eni chief executive officer Claudio Descalzi on Monday signed a letter of intent to make this possible, according statements by both BP and Eni. BP currently holds an 85 percent working interest in the Exploration and Production (EPSA) sharing agreement in Libya, with the country's Investment Authority holding the remainder. Negotiations related to the accord, which aims at res...
Code-cracking WW2 Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Code-cracking WW2 Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Technology
Computer historians have staged a re-enactment of World War Two code-cracking at Bletchley Park.A replica code-breaking computer called a Bombe was used to decipher a message scrambled by an Enigma machine.Held at the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), the event honoured Polish help with wartime code-cracking.Ruth Bourne, a former wartime code-cracker who worked at Bletchley and used the original Bombes, oversaw the modern effort.Broken messageEnigma machines were used extensively by the German army and navy during World War Two. This prompted a massive effort by the Allies to crack the complex method they employed to scramble messages.That effort was co-ordinated via Bletchley Park and resulted in the creation of the Bombe, ...
Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Arsenal FC news: Laurent Koscielny back in training and ‘making very good progress’ from Achilles operation, reveals manager Unai Emery

Sports
GUNNERS BOOST Gunners boss suggests the French centre-back could be back in action before the end of 2018  Arsenal have been handed a boost as captain Laurent Koscielny returned to training on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on an Achilles injury. The France defender missed the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May. Laurent Koscielny suffered injury heartbreak in the Europa League last season, ruling him out of the World Cup Initial reports suggested the 32-year-old may not play again in 2018. But manager Unai Emery has revealed Koscielny has stepped up his recovery and is ‘making good progress’ as he works his way ...
Operation to divert water from Thai footballers' cave

Operation to divert water from Thai footballers' cave

World
A major operation is under way to reduce the flow of water into the cave where 12 Thai footballers are trapped with their coach. A weir has been constructed further upstream from the mountain to divert the water currently rushing into the Tham Luang Cave system.Experts say plans to teach the youngsters how to scuba dive so they can swim out underwater are fraught with difficulty. Image: First images of rescued Thai teens While the boys are 2.5 miles (4km) from the entrance, the continuously submerged stretch is 1.2 miles (1.9km) long and contains a very narrow passage that is only wide enough for one person.The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach were found deep inside the cave on Monday, nine days after they went missing fo...