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India plans to cut oil imports from Iran, say officials

India is looking at slashing oil imports from Iran, and replacing them with more purchases from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait after US re-imposed sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation, government and industry officials said on Thursday. While a final view on US asking India and China to cut Iranian oil imports has not yet been taken, the petroleum ministry has asked refiners to tread cautiously and start looking at alternatives, they said. Bringing down imports to zero, as desired by the US, may however not be feasible, officials said. The…

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California officials report hostages taken in ‘active shooter situation’ at veterans’ home

Google Maps An armed man took three hostages in an “active shooter situation” at a veterans’ home in Napa Valley, California, fire officials told the Associated Press. Reports of an active shooter at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville came in around 10:30 a.m., local time, a spokeswoman for the department told the San Francisco Chronicle . Residents are sheltering in place, she added. “The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority,” the department said onTwitter . “We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law…

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