- World The Independent
The owner of the Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday said US reports have provided “false” information about what happened in the Gulf of Oman. The ship operator said “flying objects” that may have been bullets were the cause of damage to the vessel, rather than mines used by Iranian forces, as the US has suggested. Yutaka Katada, chief executive of the Japanese company operating the ship called Kokuka Courageous, one of two vessels attacked near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, said the damage could not have been caused by mines or torpedos that are shot underwater, since the damage was reportedly above the ship’s waterline. “It seems that something flew towards them. That created the hole, is the report I’ve received,” Mr Katada said at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday, the Financial Times reported. Donald Trump’s administration has meanwhile insisted the attacks were carried out by Iran, which has denied having any involvement in either of the two incidents. The US released video shortly after that it said showed Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials removing what was likely an unexploded limpet mine from the Kokuka Courageous. The US also said the ship was abandoned after an “initial explosion.”The White House has singled out the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in recent months under Mr Trump, taking the rare step of classifying a foreign government entity as a terror group.The Kokuka Courageous and another Norwegian-operated vessel were ablaze for hours in the Gulf on Thursday. The owner's of the other vessel, the Front Altair, have not yet provided an explanation of what they believe to be the cause of the damage. The entire 21-person crew were evacuated the Kokuka Courageous. Sailors reported seeing the “flying objects” from the vessel before the incident occurred, according to Katada.The White House did not respond to requests for comment.
- Celebrity SheKnows
After Prince William and Kate Middleton's reaction to those cheating rumors was revealed, only the Marchioness of Cholmondeley's side was left untold - until now. A new report in The Sun details Rose Hanbury's reaction to those Kate and William cheating rumors, and unsurprisingly, the former model is not happy. Apparently, Hanbury feels she's being […]
- U.S. Reuters
The man charged with shooting Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz admitted that he shot him but said he was hired to kill someone else. TMZ Sports reported Friday that 25-year-old Rolfi Ferreira Cruz told reporters who had crowded outside the jail in the Dominican Republic that Ortiz was not the target. Through the bars of his cell, Cruz said he was sent to the Santo Domingo club on Sunday to kill a man who happened to be dressed like Ortiz.
- Style Yahoo Canada Style
Kim Kardashian approves of this controversial shoe trend from the '90s.
- Sports Golf Digest
Jordan Spieth made one of the most bizarre-and impressive-bogeys of the year on Friday at Pebble Beach.
- U.S. Yahoo Lifestyle
An Old Navy employee in Ontario, Canada was captured on video grabbing a black customer by her wrist and accusing her of shoplifting from the store. The customer alleges she was racially profiled.
- Sports HuffPost
A sheriff’s spokesman also said Masai Ujiri tried to reach the court without “credentials,” despite video showing otherwise.