Wednesday, April 1, 2015
A fire broke out on an oil platform belonging to Mexico’s state Pemex petroleum giant in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the evacuation of about 300 workers and leaving at least 45 injured. Pemex said on Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun Permanente platform in the oil-rich Campeche Bay broke out overnight and eight firefighting boats were tackling the blaze. Authorities have registered at least 45 people injured so far, a spokesman for emergency services in Ciudad del Carmen said, according to Reuters. No fatalities have been reported.
INFORMATION COLLECTED IN TWITTER EVIDENCES THE TWO ATTACKERS IN POLICE HEADQUARTER IN ISTANBUL HAVE BEEN KILLED BY AGENTS -
TWO POLICEMEN INJURED
Turkish police shot two attackers outside Istanbul's police headquarters on Wednesday, killing one of them and leaving two officers injured in an exchange of fire, local media reported. Footage on the website of the Dogan news agency showed one person lying on the ground as police vehicles sealed off the street in the Aksaray neighborhood of central Istanbul. An official at the police headquarters, reached by Reuters, confirmed that there had been an attack and that gunfire was heard outside the building but declined to comment on any casualties, saying a statement would be made later. (Reuter)
Explosion and fire hit oil platform in Gulf of Mexico
An explosion and ensuing fire have hit an oil platform belonging to Mexico’s state PEMEX petroleum giant in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the evacuation of about 300 workers. Several employees have been injured. PEMEX said on Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun Permanente platform broke out overnight and that eight firefighting boats were tackling the blaze
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Yahya Rashid of Willesden, northwest London, has been charged with terrorism offences. The 19-year-old British national is to appear at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday following his arrest on Tuesday. He was caught trying to enter the UK at Luton Airport after arriving on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey. The Metropolitan Police say he has been charged with breaching section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, related to an intention to commit an act of terrorism with the aim of assisting others to commit an act of terrorism.
INC News, 01/04/2015 - via RT
Coast Guard search and rescue crews brought nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana's Ransom to safety on Monday in Gloucester. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. that the vessel's engines were disabled and its sails were wrapped around the mast. As the weather deteriorated, and seas reached nearly 10 feet, Sector Boston launched two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Gloucester to tow the vessel back to Gloucester. Once on scene, the boat crews connected the tow, but the rough sea conditions caused the tow line to break. U.S. Coast Guard Video
There is no peace in Turkey...
Two armed assailants have entered an office of the ruling AK party in Istanbul, according to local media, just a day after a fatal hostage standoff involving a far-left party at a courthouse.
As seen from the pictures and a video posted on social media one person broke the glass in two windows on the top floor of a seven-story building occupied by the AKP party and hung a banner resembling the Turkish flag outside.
It is not immediately clear how many people are currently inside the building.
E’ morto, dopo essere stato gravemente ferito durante il blitz delle forze dell’ordine, il magistrato sequestrato nella sede del Palazzo di Giustizia di Caglayan, sul versante europeo di Istanbul, in Turchia. Uccisi nell’azione i due uomini armati che martedì mattina lo avevano preso in ostaggio. Si tratta del procuratore Mehmet Selim Kiraz, responsabile delle indagini sulla morte di Berkin Elvan, il 14enne colpito alla testa mentre andava a comprare il pane da una capsula di gas lacrimogeno nel giugno 2013 , durante le proteste anti-governative a Gezi Park, e deceduto in ospedale nel marzo dell’anno scorso senza mai essere uscito dal coma. Sul posto sono intervenute le forze speciali mentre l’edificio - uno dei palazzi di giustizia più grandi d'Europa - veniva evacuato, ed è stata avviata la trattativa.Ma dopo sei ore, quando i negoziati con i rapinatori non avevano ancora portato ad alcun esito, intorno alle sette di sera (ora italiana), sono stati sentiti alcuni spari provenire proprio dalla stanza in cui il procuratore era tenuto in ostaggio: a quel punto è scattato il blitz delle forze dell’ordine, e i testimoni hanno riferito di aver sentito spari, raffiche di mitra, esplosioni. Il magistrato era stato portato subito in ospedale: «Abbiamo fatto di tutto per salvarlo, ma non c’è stato niente da fare», spiega un dirigente del Florence Nightingale.