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US says Venezuelan plane aggressively shadowed a US military aircraft
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US says Venezuelan plane aggressively shadowed a US military aircraft

Washington: The U.S. military on Sunday accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of “aggressively” shadowing a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries II plane over international airspace, in yet another sign of the increasing hostility between the two nations.

Japan's Abe says upper house election win shows support for constitution debate

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his ruling coalition’s solid win in an upper house election on Sunday showed that voters supported debate over his proposal to revise the post-war, pacifist constitution. ...

US braces for second day of scorching weekend temperatures

Washington (AFP): Americans braced for a second -- and equally scorching -- day of dangerously hot weather Sunday, with daytime temperatures forecast to approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) across a number of major US cities. ...

Saudi Arabia has decided to host US troops: Saudi Defence Ministry

Riyadh (AFP): Saudi Arabia has decided to host US troops in a joint move with Washington to boost regional security, the kingdom´s defence ministry said, as tensions soar in the Gulf. ...

US bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar

New York (AFP): The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). ...

Iran Guards seize British-flagged tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Tehran (AFP): Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Friday they had seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules" as tensions mount in the highly sensitive waterway. ...

Two killed, 12 missing after huge blast rocks China gas plant: state media

Beijing (AFP): A huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring another 18, state media said. ...

Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea

Hanoi: Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters. ...

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

London: Gibraltar was granted the power on Friday to detain Iran’s Grace 1 oil tanker for another month, keeping the vessel at the center of a big-power quarrel between Iran and the United States and its allies. ...