1. LIGHTNING STRIKE INJURES SIX AT US GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
ATLANTA: SIX spectators were injured when lightning struck a tree during the third round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta yesterday.
The PGA Tour said in a statement, two lightning struck at East Lake Golf Club where a tree near the range/15 green/16 tee was hit, and debris from that strike injured four people at around 4.45pm.
While Tour rules official Mark Russell said, the strike occurred 28 minutes after the halt of the third round when thunderstorms popped up over the course, which has further suspended the play for the day.
The injured were tended immediately by the emergency personnel and being transported from the property via ambulance for further medical attention.
2. ISRAEL HITS IRANIAN FORCE IN SYRIA TO STOP ‘KILLER DRONES’
JERUSALEM/DAMASCUS: Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch “killer drones” at targets in Israel.
The military said in a statement, the strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the military had prevented the planned Iranian attack as their forces operate in every sector against the Iranian aggression.
While the Syrian army said in a statement that the majority of the Israeli missiles were destroyed before reaching their targets, despite the significant impact of the Israeli strikes.
3. CHINA TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST U.S. TARIFF MOVE
BEIJING: China will fight back against the latest U.S. step to increase tariffs on Chinese goods.
China said on Saturday that it strongly opposes Washington’s decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences if it does not end its “wrong actions”.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday that Washington will impose an additional 5% duty on the Chinese goods, hours after Beijing announced its latest retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.
China, on the other hand, is confident that it will follow its own path and do its own things well and said that the United States will not win the trade war because of the plight faced by its farmers and businesses.