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American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of HormuzA U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike. In remarks at the White House, Trump blamed Iran for a “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. responded in self-defense.



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Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer

Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killerIsraeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.



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Alabama tornado kills at least 14 including children as severe weather destroys homes

Alabama tornado kills at least 14 including children as severe weather destroys homesAt least fourteen people including children have died after a tornado swept through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday. Emergency workers were at the scene pulling bodies and the injured out of the rubble of hundreds of homes damaged by the severe weather. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said the death toll could rise.



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Israeli army says it destroys another Hezbollah tunnel

Israeli army says it destroys another Hezbollah tunnelJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Wednesday destroyed another cross-border tunnel it says was built by Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, sending a loud explosion throughout the volatile area.



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Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42

Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42TOKYO (AP) — A suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said.



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Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldier

Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldierIsraeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses said. Israel says Islam Abu Humaid, 32, threw a 40 pound (18 kg) marble plate from a rooftop, killing an Israeli special forces sergeant, Ronen Lubarsky, 20, during a May arrest raid in El Amari refugee camp in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Israeli forces arrived at the El Amari camp before dawn on Saturday, sealed off the four-storey Abu Humaid house and destroyed it, the military said in a statement.



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Israel destroys West Bank home of Palestinian attacker: army

Israel destroys West Bank home of Palestinian attacker: armyIsraeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly knife attack in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the army said Tuesday. Minor clashes broke out between Palestinians opposed to the raid and soldiers in the West Bank during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the military and witnesses said.



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Photos: Carr Fire destroys over 900 homes in Redding, California, area; Mendocino Complex fires threaten over 12,000 homes

Photos: Carr Fire destroys over 900 homes in Redding, California, area; Mendocino Complex fires threaten over 12,000 homesMinimal relief is on the way for California firefighters battling several massive wildfires that have set large swaths of the state ablaze.



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'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated Films

'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated FilmsThe first family of the cinematic superhero world has returned in epic



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Black hole eats and destroys hapless star which wandered too close

Black hole eats and destroys hapless star which wandered too closeBeware of the hungry black hole. Astronomers tracked a supermassive black hole, 20 million times larger than the sun, which ate up and destroyed a star that came too close. SEE ALSO: Three baby planets hanging around a star discovered by astronomers Located nearly 150 million light years away from Earth, scientists theorise the star swirled around the black hole, emitting intense x-rays and visible light, as a jet of material spat out at a quarter of the speed of light. Such an occurrence, called a tidal disruption event (TDE), has been rarely spotted. But scientists think they happen more often. In the case of this stellar death, astronomers used radio and infrared telescopes, such as New Mexico's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), to keep an eye on the event which happened in a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299. "Never before have we been able to directly observe the formation and evolution of a jet from one of these events," Miguel Perez-Torres, from the Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia and who published a report in the journal
Science, said in a statement online. Artist's rendering of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a relativistic jet. It zooms out of the central region of its host galaxy, Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A (the galaxy to the left).Image: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA, STScIPerez-Torrez and Seppo Mattila, of the University of Turku in Finland, got their first indication something was going on in January 2005. Astronomers noticed a bright burst near Arp 299, and kept track of the occurrence over a decade, which revealed a jet of electromagnetic waves going in one direction from the black hole. A black hole is an area of space which has such strong gravitational pull that nothing can escape from it, including light. Although most galaxies have black holes, they're not necessarily out there actively eating everything up. Mattila said the discovery might just be the "tip of the iceberg" for TDEs, with the potential for more discoveries ahead. "By looking for these events with infrared and radio telescopes, we may be able to discover many more, and learn from them," he added. WATCH: These trees have lived for 2,500 years. Now they're suddenly dying



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