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January 14, 2018 2:19 PM ‘No hope’ for 29 missing sailors as burning oil tanker sinks off coast of China

The ship had been burning for days after a collision with another ship in the East China Sea. TEHRAN, IRAN—A burning Iranian tanker listing for days off the coast of China after a collision with another vessel sank Sunday, with an Iranian official saying there was “no hope” of survival for the 29 missing sailors onboard. State TV quoted Mahmoud Rastad 12

January 8, 2018 5:44 PM China says Iranian oil tanker still burning, at risk of exploding after collision

HONG KONG—Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, around 14

December 9, 2017 11:33 PM Russia's Yuskov makes history at speed skating World Cup

Canada fails to win medal at Salt Lake City, Utah event Russia's Denis Yuskov broke the men's 1,500-metre world record Saturday in the World Cup speed skating event at the Utah Olympic Oval. Yuskov finished in 1 minute, 41.02 seconds to break the mark of 1:41.04 set by American Shani Davis on the same ice in a World Cup race on Dec 11, 2009. Dutchman 14

December 9, 2017 10:55 PM UN, North Korea officials agree situation is 'most tense and dangerous' in the world

The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North Korea, where he met with officials including North Korean 14

December 9, 2017 10:18 AM Virtue, Moir denied gold by French rivals at Grand Prix Final

Canadian pairs skaters Duhamel, Radford, as well as ladies skater Osmond take home bronze Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir finished second at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan, on Saturday. Despite a season's best free dance, the duo were unable to unseat the leaders after the short dance, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume 17

December 8, 2017 4:11 PM Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond first after short program at figure skating Grand Prix Final in Japan

NAGOYA, JAPAN—Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond executed a near-perfect performance Friday to take first place in the women’s short program at the ISU Grand Prix Final figure skating event. The 22-year-old from Marystown, N.L., landed a triple-triple combination, a triple Lutz and a double Axel to collect an international personal best 77.04 points. “It felt really 10

December 7, 2017 11:27 AM Virtue, Moir trail after short dance at Grand Prix Final

Canadian ice dancers 2nd to French duo Papadakis and Cizeron Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in the unfamiliar territory at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan. Rather than leading the pack following Thursday's short dance competition, the duo are in second place heading into Friday's free dance. French skaters 16

December 4, 2017 7:29 AM More bodies believed to be North Korean wash up on Japan coast

TOKYO - Three more bodies and a dilapidated wooden boat have washed ashore in northern Japan in a seasonal influx that has sharply increased this year. Winds and water currents push dozens of boats onto Japan's northern coasts annually, mostly rickety North Korean boats that lack the sturdiness and equipment to return home. The Coast Guard said a Japanese 23

November 28, 2017 12:26 PM Russian weather satellite fails to enter orbit after launch

MOSCOW - The Russian space agency says that a weather satellite has failed to enter a designated orbit following its launch, another blow to the nation's space program. Roscosmos says it has failed to establish communications with the Meteor M 2-1 satellite that was launched atop a Soyuz-2 booster rocket Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny launch pad in the Far East. The agency 23

November 24, 2017 3:16 AM U.S. navy ends search for 3 missing sailors after plane crash in Philippine Sea

Eight of the 11 passengers and crew members aboard the C2-A Greyhound propeller cargo plane were rescued after the crash Wednesday. TOKYO—The U.S. navy says the search has ended for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. navy aircraft crashed on Wednesday. The C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft was travelling to the USS Ronald Reagan 24