U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea disputeBy Rozanna Latiff and Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with merchant vessel Alnic MC to the east of Singapore, while heading to the city-state for a routine port call. Ten U.S. sailors are missing and five were injured in the collision, which resulted in significant damage to the hull of the U.S. vessel and the flooding of some of its compartments.



Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near SingaporeTen sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. The collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was the second involving a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant vessels in Asian waters in little more than two months. The ships collided while the U.S. warship was heading to Singapore for a routine port call, the Navy said in a statement.



Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight

Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnightThe University of Texas at Austin removed the statues of three Confederate-era figures from a main area on campus on Monday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy and that they were taken down overnight to avoid confrontations. Violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 when white nationalists protesting against the planned removal of a statue of Confederate military leader Robert E. Lee clashed with anti-racism demonstrators. One woman was killed when a suspected white nationalist drove his car into a crowd.



Norway's wealth fund takes 48 percent stake in New York property

Norway's wealth fund takes 48 percent stake in New York propertyOSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $975-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has bought a 48-percent stake in a New York City property, it said on Monday.



Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus

Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campusTaiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020. Foxconn, which makes electronics under contract for clients such as Apple Inc , announced its $10 billion plan at the White House in July, saying the LCD plant would occupy 1,000 acres in the state's south east. Foxconn, formally Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd <2317.TW>, said it will begin by setting up a back-end packaging line, high-precision molding line and end-device assembly line.





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