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Search ongoing for missing sailors in Philippine Sea

Search ongoing for missing sailors in Philippine Sea

Commander of Task Force 76, Rear Adm. Marc Dalton said that, "Our entire focus is on finding all of our sailors". Search and rescue (SAR) efforts are ongoing in the area. McCain and a merchant ship off Singapore that left 10 USA sailors dead. Two months earlier in June, another destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald , and a cargo ship smashed into each other off Japan, leaving seven sailors dead.


North Korea denounces U.S. terror listing as grave provocation

North Korea denounces U.S. terror listing as grave provocation

North Korea will re-join Iran, Sudan, and Syria who are in the US list of state terrorism, as these countries "repeatedly provided support for acts of global terrorism". "The armistice agreement was challenged, but it remains in place", he said in a statement . "The current situation on the Korean Peninsula remains highly complex and sensitive", said China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Tang at a regular briefing Tuesday.


Shimla: Army colonel arrested for raping 21-year-old

Shimla: Army colonel arrested for raping 21-year-old

After the victim returned home, she narrated the incident to her father who took her to the police station and later to a hospital as she had lost consciousness. The police, she said, are investigating whether she was raped by one or more than one person. In her complain, the victim alleged that the Colonel, who is also her father's colleague, offered her alcohol and sexually assaulted her during her stay with his family at Longwood in Shimla outskirt.


Palestinian factions begin reconciliation talks in Cairo

Palestinian factions begin reconciliation talks in Cairo

In the statement, the factions - which include Hamas and Fatah - demanded that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas set a date for elections following consultations with all Palestinian political forces. The statement also praised a unity agreement reached between the two parties in October created to end a 10-year rift between the rivals, and under which Hamas is supposed to cede power in the Gaza Strip by December 1.


United Kingdom flags 'game changer' tax shift for technology giants

United Kingdom flags 'game changer' tax shift for technology giants

The UK joins the European Union in becoming increasingly aggressive about the way big tech firms arrange their tax affairs. Hammond announced the initiative in the 2017 budget on Wednesday, saying the government would tax British royalties held in offshore accounts from next year.


Lions claim DE Freeney off waivers

Lions claim DE Freeney off waivers

Freeney was signed in late October by the Seattle Seahawks to boost Seattle's pass rush after Cliff Avril was lost to a neck injury earlier in the season. "He did a nice job", Carroll said. "He was productive. First two weeks, he really came out of the chutes and did a nice job..." In a limited role with the NFC champs last season, Freeney totaled three sacks.