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UAE calls Ohio police killing of Emirati 'painful incident'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has called the police killing of an Emirati citizen in Ohio a "painful incident."
UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says its officials would talk to local authorities regarding the shooting death on Sunday of 26-year-old Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri.
The ministry's undersecretary Mohammed Mer al-Raisi late Tuesday said that "in light of this follow-up, and after details of the painful incident are clarified by the authorities, the ministry will issue a more comprehensive statement."
Alameri, a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, was shot once in the head by police after fleeing a car crash on the Ohio Turnpike.
In June, an Emirati businessman was held by Ohio police after a hotel clerk wrongly said he could have links to the Islamic State group.
Buddhist monk arrested in Myanmar with 4 million meth pills
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police say a Buddhist monk has been arrested after authorities found more than 4 million methamphetamine pills in his car and in his monastery.Police officer Maung Maung Yin said the monk was stopped Sunday as he drove in northern Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh. Authorities had been tipped off that the monk was carrying an illegal haul.Yin said an anti-drug task task force found 400,000 pills in the monk's car. A subsequent search of his monastery turned… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam uses 11 million tonnes of fertiliser annually
Vietnam utilises 11 million tonnes of fertiliser annually and its consumption of local products is rising, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said. Of this, 90 percent of the fertiliser used is inorganic.More and more domestically produced fertilisers are being used and there is a drop in imported products, the ministry said. In recent years, the country’s fertiliser sector has seen strong growth.The country has been active in ensuring the supply of urea fertilisers for agricultural… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
EPA denies $1 billion-plus in claims from toxic Colorado mine spill
By Keith CoffmanDENVER (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied $1.2 billion in claims for economic losses stemming from a 2015 toxic wastewater spill accidentally triggered by the agency at a defunct Colorado mine, that fouled waterways in three states.The EPA said in a statement that it was "not legally able to pay" damage claims over the discharge from the century-old Gold King Mine, located near the town of Silverton in southwestern Colorado.Farmers, ranchers… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Command says a Chinese jet and a U.S. Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, raising concerns.Pacific Command spokesman Robert Shuford said Friday that the "interaction" between a Chinese KJ-200 early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy P-3C plane took place on Wednesday in international airspace over the waters. He did not say what was unsafe about the encounter.Shuford says the U.S. plane was on a routine mission and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Ivanka Trump says father will respect vote results
New York (AFP) - Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump said Wednesday that the Republican presidential candidate would accept the results of the November 8 election.Trump, 70, has been warning ominously that the vote is "rigged," particularly since his support has slid for the past 10 days after a series of charges that he sexually assaulted women.That has fueled fears that his supporters might rise up in some fashion should they feel the election was not won fairly."He'll either win or he won't… chat_bubble_outline Read More...