News Headlines - 13 June 2019

Tanker sinks after attack in Gulf, 44 crew picked up by Iran: IRNA - Reuters

The Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Thursday that the Front Altair, an oil tanker damaged in an attack in the Gulf of Oman, had sunk.
Earlier reports had said the tanker was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha, a flammable liquid hydrocarbon.
Iranian search and rescue teams picked up 44 sailors from the Front Altair and another damaged tanker, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed informed source.

Iran has 'no intentions'; to make or use nuclear weapons, Abe says | Al Jazeera

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Iran has no intention to make, hold or use nuclear weapons, while saying that the country will not negotiate with the United States.
Abe met Khamenei - Iran's top decision-maker - on Thursday during a trip to Iran in an attempt to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and the US.

Extradition bill debate postponed for third time after Hong Kong protests | South China Morning Post

The president of Hong Kong’s legislature has again postponed a debate on the city’s polarising extradition bill, the day after tens of thousands of protesters blocked access to the chamber.
On Thursday morning, Legco’s secretariat issued a circular on behalf of president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, who had kept a low profile over the previous 24 hours. It said no meeting would be held on Thursday, a day after the protests forced the second reading of the legislation to be called off. Leung later cancelled a full council meeting on Friday.

JDI head to resign over continued red ink - The Japan News

Japan Display Inc. has said President Yoshiyuki Tsukizaki will resign on Sept. 30 to take responsibility for the company’s continued red ink.
The small and midsize liquid crystal display panel maker will trim its smartphone display business, which led the company to incur a net loss for the fifth consecutive year in the latest business year that ended in March.
JDI will also launch a voluntary early retirement program to cut 1,200 jobs, or nearly 30 percent of all domestic jobs.

Shohei Ohtani becomes first Japanese-born MLB player to hit for cycle

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani made history Thursday night by becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle.
Ohtani, the two-way star who's not pitching this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, showed off his hitting prowess with a 414-foot three-run home run in the top of the first inning off Tampa Bay Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough.
He followed that up with a double off the wall in left center in the third inning and got the most difficult leg of the cycle in the fifth inning with a triple into the right field corner.
Ohtani completed the feat with a clean single to center field in the seventh.







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