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Trump says US Navy ship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Lance Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said that the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday that was “threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew.” “The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed …

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Massive fire at Kyoto animation studio kills at least 33, Japanese authorities say

JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images(KYOTO, Japan) — More than two dozen people have died in a massive fire at an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan, which investigators are treating as arson. An official with the Kyoto fire department told ABC News that at least 33 people were confirmed dead. Dozens of others were reported injured. The …

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US Navy searching for missing USS Abraham Lincoln sailor in Arabian Sea

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Navy is conducting search and rescue operations in the Arabian Sea following reports of a missing U.S. Navy sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. A “man overboard incident” was reported aboard the Lincoln while operating in the Arabian Sea on Wednesday, the …

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50 Years Later: Soviet probe raced Apollo 11 to the moon

makasana/iStock(NEW YORK) — The space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union continued even as Apollo 11 astronauts were already walking on the moon. Before the U.S. successfully reached the lunar surface, Americans watched the Soviet Union accomplish a few space exploration firsts. The Soviets put the first satellite, Sputnik I, and humans into …

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Iranian Republican Guard seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf: State media

KeithBinns/iStock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran claims it has seized a “foreign vessel” carrying oil with 12 crew members aboard in the Persian Gulf, according to a statement from the country’s Republican Guard carried by the state media agency Fars. The statement says the tanker was carrying 1 million liters of smuggled oil that it had picked …

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King Tut’s golden coffin to be restored for the first time

Egyptian Ministry Of Antiquities Handout(CAIRO) — Egypt has started a project to restore the wooden coffin of Tutankhamun for the first time since the boy king’s tomb was discovered in 1922, the country’s antiquities ministry said. The process started after the coffin was transferred from Tutankhamun’s tomb near Luxor to the under-construction Egyptian Grand Museum …

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WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo an international emergency. An emergency committee of experts convened by the WHO, the global health arm of the United Nations, recommended the decision after meeting in Geneva on Wednesday to reassess whether the current epidemic …

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“Mona Lisa” relocated within Louvre for first time since 2005

Pawel Libera/LightRocket via Getty Images(PARIS) — Many paintings are moved around at the Louvre in Paris, but rarely is it one of the world’s most iconic works. For the first time in 14 years, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa will be relocated so that its well-trafficked home, Room 711 in the Salle des États, …

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South Korea and Japan trade dispute could lead to ‘dire consequences,’ official warns

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) — A thorny trade dispute between South Korea and Japan could end up with “dire consequences” and “adversely affect companies like Apple, Amazon, Dell, Sony, and billions of consumers all over the world,” a senior South Korean government official told foreign reporters in Seoul on Wednesday. The official slammed the Japanese …

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Twins conjoined at the head successfully separated after 55 hours of surgery

iStock(LONDON) — A pair of extremely rare conjoined twins were successfully separated after a total of 55 hours of surgery during a months-long endeavor to help them each live independent lives. The odds were stacked against Safa and Marwa Ullah, now 2, from the moment they were born, according to the officials at the London …

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