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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...
Flybe rescued by Virgin in cut-price takeover deal

Flybe rescued by Virgin in cut-price takeover deal

Business
A takeover has been agreed of the troubled regional airline Flybe in a £2.2m deal by a consortium led by Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic. The move, previously revealed by Sky News' Mark Kleinman, offers just 1p per share, significantly less than the company's closing price of 16.38p on Thursday.Shares were 90% down on market opening, reflecting the massive markdown in the value of the company.The consortium, which includes Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital Partners, will form a new airline group.Flybe will combine with Stobart Airways in a joint venture called Connect Airways.Cyrus will own 40% of the new company, while Virgin and Stobart will each take a 30% share.Under the deal, the three firms will also provide a £20m bridge loan to Flybe and £80m of furt...
Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

World
A sailor who suffered a crippling back injury during a solo round-the-world race has been rescued in the Indian Ocean. Abhilash Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel, Osiris, on Monday amid an international effort coordinated by Australia.The 39-year-old skipper injured his back badly and was unable to move after a storm rolled his boat 360 degrees during the Golden Globe Race on Friday.Both masts on his 36ft-long (11m) classic yacht, Thuriya, were taken down by the storm and were seen hanging over the vessel's side. Mr Tomy, who is also an Indian naval officer, had been coming third out of 18 participants before the severe storm and survived on cans of iced tea.Indian navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma told Sky News: "He is conscious, he can talk, he's been rescued."...
Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Technology
A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...
Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

World
Sitting on an ornate carpet in a Thailand temple on Wednesday, a golden Buddha staring over their shoulders, the 12 young soccer players and their coach beamed with smiles and spoke of the uncertainty they faced while trapped in a flooded jungle cave — and the lessons they learned. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the members of the Wild Boars soccer team reunited, eager to thank the world for the outpouring of love and support that went into rescuing them from a harrowing subterranean ordeal — many details of which they shared publicly for the first time. "We learned about love by receiving love from everyone," said one of the boys, Adul Samon, 14. Watch the full interview with the rescued Thai boys and their soccer coach on "World News Tonight" at 6:30 p.m. (ET)...