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Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday accused Israel of being responsible for causing the blackout a day earlier at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, vowing Tehran will take retaliatory measures, according to state-run media. Zarif made the comments before lawmakers during a national security and foreign policy commission, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Advertisement On Sunday, Iranian officials said an electrical circuit issue had caused a power outage at the Natanz site, with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, describing the incident as an act of "nuclear terrorism." No casualties or contamination were reported, officials said. Zarif told the lawmakers that Iran's response will be to further advance its nuclear ...
A maritime mystery: What has been causing ships to sail in circles?

A maritime mystery: What has been causing ships to sail in circles?

Technology
In the early hours of Sunday 31 May, senior officers aboard the oil tanker Willowy were called to the bridge to be told that their ship and four others in its vicinity were mysteriously sailing in circles, unable to steer, and on course to converge.It must be easy to panic at sea. The immediate presumption was that strong currents were pushing the vessels around, but there were no such currents where the ships were sailing in the south Atlantic Ocean, west of the South African city of Cape Town. Ships appearing to sail in circles have become an increasingly common and mysterious phenomenon near a number of ports on the coast of China, especially near oil terminals and government facilities - but nothing had been seen where the Willowy was.Researchers monitoring these bizarre circles near t...
Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

Ex-Waymo driver accused of deliberately causing crash

Technology
A man described by Waymo as a disgruntled former driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilitiesBy WALTER BERRY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 11:28 PM3 min readPHOENIX -- A man described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately crashing a passenger car into one of the company’s vans with self-driving capabilities near Phoenix, authorities said Thursday. Tempe police said Raymond Tang, 31, was booked into jail Wednesday night and is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage, and misdemeanor counts of endangerment and reckless driving. Waymo officials said Tang “engaged in similar conduct, which resulted in misdemeanor charges fo...
Contraception shortage ‘causing utter chaos’

Contraception shortage ‘causing utter chaos’

Health
A shortage of contraception is causing chaos and risks unplanned pregnancies and abortions, doctors are warning. Leading sexual health experts have written to ministers warning that the supply shortage is beginning to lead to serious problems across the UK.A number of daily pills and a long-acting injectable contraceptive are thought to be affected.The problem follows a shortage of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women last year.But there are signs that those supply difficulties might soon start to be resolved as a key ingredient is now being manufactured again.It is currently unclear what has caused the contraception shortages.Drug firm Pfizer first reported supply problems with Sayana Press, which provides three months' protection and can be ...
Coronavirus: China accuses US of causing panic and ‘spreading fear’

Coronavirus: China accuses US of causing panic and ‘spreading fear’

World
The Chinese government has accused the United States of causing "panic" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak.It follows the US decision to declare a public health emergency and deny entry to foreign nationals who had visited China in the past two weeks. There are more than 17,000 confirmed cases of the virus in China. Some 361 people have died in the mainland alone. Outside China, there are more than 150 confirmed cases of the virus - and one death, in the Philippines.US bars foreigners who recently visited ChinaCoronavirus: A visual guide to the outbreakWhat else did China say?In a news briefing on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the US actions "could only create and spread fear" instead o...