Dec 132016
 

A court in Turkey has ruled that litigation must be dropped against four Israeli military officials over a commando raid that killed 10 Turkish humanitarian aid workers in 2010.

The Turkish court trusted with the case dropped it after a closed-door hearing on Friday as per an agreement between Ankara and Tel Aviv on the restoration of bilateral diplomatic ties, which had been severed after the attack.

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Sep 102016
 

Some people might be wondering why a hashtag to do with Paypal has been blowing up on twitter in the last two days. The #PayPal4Palestine hashtag has been making waves on social media after 43 companies and organizations in Palestine published an open letter to Paypal asking for the payment platform to work there. The move came only after PayPal ignored their requests for a formal meeting.

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 Posted by at 3:04 pm
May 272016
 

A Vatican official has issued a call for Catholics to convert Muslims and other non-Christians, but not Jews.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, the head of the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, made the statement during a recent interfaith meeting of Catholic and Jewish leaders at the Woolf Institute of Cambridge University.

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 Posted by at 7:06 am
Apr 052011
 

LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – Oil major BP (BP.L: Quote) said on Tuesday there had been three explosions on a gasoline barge at its German Emsland refinery the previous night, causing one minor injury.

BP said the fire has been extinguished and that it is not aware of refinery operations being affected.

The barge was loading from the refinery which processes 4 million tonnes of crude oil each year.

 Posted by at 5:19 pm
Apr 052011
 

Myrtle Beach, SC (WBTW) – Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that triggered several explosions and destroyed a North Myrtle Beach fuel company Sunday night.

According to a news release from North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Pat Dowling, the incident occurred at Ford’s Fuel Service, located at 1519 Old Highway 17.

The fire began around 9:25 p.m. and was extinguished around 10:30 p.m.

The force of the explosion also damaged an adjacent rental center, Dowling said.

Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire or if anyone was injured.

A portion of a nearby subdivision, Sunset Harbor, was evacuated voluntarily due to heavy smoke in the area. Public Safety personnel advised some residents in the path of the smoke to leave their homes temporarily, if they so desired, Dowling said.

Dowling said As a result of the fire, Old Highway 17 would remain closed until further notice.

 Posted by at 5:15 pm
Apr 052011
 

The federal government will today order emergency inspections on 175 Boeing 737 airliners, and is rethinking its approach to plane inspections after a Southwest Airlines jet tore open in mid-flight Friday night.

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