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Iran Says All Crew Members Aboard Seized British-Flagged Tanker Are Safe

DUBAI, July 21 (Reuters) ― The crew of the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are all safe, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran in Hormozgan Province told state TV on Sunday. “All...

/ July 21, 2019

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iranian armed forces, before the oil tanker is seized A recording has emerged of radio exchanges between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed...

/ July 21, 2019

Several killed in twin attacks in Pakistan’s Dera Ismail Khan

Islamabad, Pakistan - At least eight people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in twin attacks in the northwestern Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan, according to police.Gunmen on motorcycles first attacked a police post in the west of...

/ July 21, 2019

Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Isn’t Cinematic

It’s a hallmark of Comic-Con International that Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige will take the stage and announce a huge slate of films—essentially laying out huge chunks of what will be hitting theaters in the coming years. Today, he did...

/ July 21, 2019

‘The Eagle has landed’: NASA marks exact moment of Moon landing 50 years ago

At 4:18pm ET (2018 GMT) on July 20, 1969, the lunar module carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the Sea of Tranquility, following a four-day journey.NASA replayed online the CBS broadcast that was seen around the...

/ July 21, 2019

UK calls seizure of oil tanker a ‘hostile act’ as Iran releases video of capture

Britain on Saturday denounced Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” and rejected Tehran’s explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.Iran’s Revolutionary Guards posted a video...

/ July 21, 2019

Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US

Since the dawn of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency landscape has seen a lot of digital currency gaming websites where users can wager their coins in games like poker, dice, blackjack and slots. Because public blockchains are transparent, the protocols have made...

/ July 20, 2019

The Horrors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Island

Ever since billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6 on charges of sex trafficking, the media have been scrambling to make sense of what happened on Little St. James, his 70-acre private island in the Caribbean. But on nearby...

/ July 20, 2019

‘Boris blimp’ at London rally as thousands march against Brexit

London, United Kingdom - Thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators have marched on the streets of London in the latest bid to show opposition to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, and against the ruling Conservative Party's shift towards a no-deal Brexit.The...

/ July 20, 2019

Cesar Pelli: Architect who designed Petronas Towers dies

Famed Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world's tallest and most iconic buildings, has passed away at the age of 92. A senior associate architect at Pelli's Connecticut studio, Anibal Bellomio, confirmed on Saturday that Pelli died...

/ July 20, 2019

Diana, a Blockchain ‘Lunar Registry,’ Attempts to Tokenize the Moon

In honor of Neil Armstrong’s “small step,” one company is taking a “giant leap” for blockchain. On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Diana, a blockchain startup, is launching a “lunar registry” that attempts to place the...

/ July 20, 2019

Iran releases video showing capture of British oil tanker

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has released footage showing a British oil tanker being seized in the Strait of Hormuz.  The Stena Impero tanker "was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation when...

/ July 20, 2019

Fantasia 2019 Review: Nakashima’s IT COMES, A Wild Multi-Thread Horror Ride

There are few filmmakers in Japan whose work is quite as immediately recognizable as Nakashima Tetsuya. Even as he has evolved over the last fifteen years from the candy-colored pop explosion of Kamikaze Girls to his gritty 2015 thriller, World...

/ July 20, 2019

Moscow protest: Thousands demand fair elections

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands of protesters call for fair elections More than 20,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow demanding free and fair elections in the Russian capital.Protesters are calling for opposition candidates to be allowed...

/ July 20, 2019

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Europeans had to navigate by the stars this week—well, GPS, but still—after the continent's burgeoning Galileo satellite navigation network went dark for a full seven days. The incident is a warning for everyone of how fallible the infrastructure of our...

/ July 20, 2019

Do politicians actually care about your opinions? This researcher says no

Earlier this month, a New York Times op-ed written by two political science professors, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Joshua Kalla of Yale, discussed their troubling research findings: State legislators, the two claim, don't much care about the...

/ July 20, 2019

Mad in Britain: How Boris Johnson Turned the British against Europe

July 20, 2019  01:53 PM One day, Boris Johnson had the idea to build a luxuriant garden bridge in London. On another, he urgently pushed for an airport on an artificial island, mocked by detractors as "Boris Island." Once, he...

/ July 20, 2019

The symbolic power of Gina Torres’s new drama “Pearson,” right now

This week Donald Trump, the President of the United States, told four American citizens — all women of color, two of them black women — to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which...

/ July 20, 2019

Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican attempts new search to solve mystery

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Experts open the trapdoor in the Teutonic Cemetery in the latest search The Vatican is making its latest attempt to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a teenage Italian girl 36 years ago.The first...

/ July 20, 2019

Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt warns Iran against choosing ‘dangerous path’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Hunt warns of "serious consequences" for Iran Iran may be choosing a "dangerous path" of "illegal and destabilising" behaviour after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, the foreign...

/ July 20, 2019