US Navy hunts for overboard marine off Philippines

US Navy sailors stand watch on the fo'c'sle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton as it transits the Strait of Hormuz October 22, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 12 August 2018
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US Navy hunts for overboard marine off Philippines

The US military said it had launched a search and rescue operation after reports a marine may have fallen overboard from an American warship as it sailed through Philippine waters.
The US 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit said a member, who was not named, may have gone overboard on Thursday morning.
Aircraft on board the USS Essex are searching waters off the Sulu Sea and the Surigao Strait while multiple searches are also being made inside the ship itself, the unit said.
The ship was conducting “routine operations in the Sulu Sea” at the time, the California based unit said in the statement.
“We remain committed to searching for and finding our marine,” the statement quoted its commander, Col. Chandler Nelms as saying.


Daesh teenager Shamima Begum will not be allowed into Bangladesh

Updated 36 min 27 sec ago
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Daesh teenager Shamima Begum will not be allowed into Bangladesh

  • Foreign ministry in Dhaka said “she is a British citizen by birth and has never applied for dual nationality with Bangladesh”

A teenager who was stripped of her British citizenship after leaving London to join the Daeshgroup is not a Bangladeshi citizen and there was “no question” of her being allowed to enter the country, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said on Wednesday.
It added it was “deeply concerned that she has been erroneously identified as a holder of dual citizenship shared with Bangladesh alongside her birthplace, the United Kingdom.”
Shamima Begum, 19, left to join Daesh when she was 15 but now wants to return. Her British citizenship was revoked on security grounds.
“She is a British citizen by birth and has never applied for dual nationality with Bangladesh,” the Bangledeshi foreign ministry said in a statement.