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Malaysian navy in contact with pirates on hijacked tanker

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian naval vessel has made contact with the pirates onboard hijacked tanker Orkim Harmony and is trying to persuade them to surrender, a maritime official said on Thursday.<p>The tanker as of noon (0000 ET) was in Vietnamese waters headed south with the Malaysian navy …

Merchant Shipping

China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang | Ramadan 2017 News

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open.<p>Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China's ruling Communist party is …

China

Malaysian hijacked oil tanker rescued, pirates flee

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pirates who hijacked a Malaysian oil tanker last week have fled on the ship's lifeboat after being pursued by a …

Merchant Shipping

Tiger, hyena still at large in aftermath of deadly flood at Tbilisi zoo

<b>Tbilisi, Georgia (CNN) —</b> A tiger and a hyena were still on the loose in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Thursday, a day after a man was mauled to death.<p>The director of the city zoo confirmed that he didn't know the whereabouts of the animals, or whether they are alive or dead.<p>The animals broke …

Islamic State says shot down Iraqi fighter plane

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s defense ministry and the U.S. military dismissed a claim by Islamic State on Thursday that it had shot down an Iraqi fighter plane.<p>An Iraqi security forces personnel holds his weapon while taking position during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of …

Iraq