2016.08.25

News Headlines - 25 August 2016

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official | Reuters

Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.

Japan's ANA finds problem with Boeing 787 Rolls-Royce engines, cancels some flights | Reuters

Japanese carrier ANA Holdings needs to replace damaged compressor blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s, it said on Thursday, forcing it to cancel some Dreamliner flights over the coming weeks.

Olympics GIFs got someone temporarily banned from Twitter

Jim Weber posts on LinkedIn that after posting three GIFs of Olympic action, his account ended up permanently banned.
After a few automated messages sent over a period of a few minutes, @JimMWeber was gone for good. According to Weber, while he assumed Twitter might yank the GIFs, he did not think it would ax his account entirely. Still, pulling this GIF of Aly Raisman's floor routine that someone else posted to Reddit appears to have done the trick.

Ancient Greece's restored Tower of Winds keeps its secrets | Reuters

The Tower of the Winds, still standing on a slope on Athens's ancient Acropolis hill despite attempts by Lord Elgin to move it to Britain, has been restored and re-opened to the public for the first time in nearly 200 years.

Sonia Rykiel, the French fashion designer, dies aged 86 | The Guardian

A pioneer of Parisian womenswear from the late 1960s onwards, the French designer has died from a Parkinson’s disease-related illness


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