News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 21, 2019, 08.44 AM(IST)

File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph:( Reuters )

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UK calls seizure of ship a 'hostile act'; Iran releases video of capture

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Washington for 3-day US visit

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday arrived in Washington for his three-day visit to meet President Donald Trump.

Twitter blocks accounts of Iranian state media outlets

A day after Twitter suspended the accounts of several Iranian state media outlets, the social networking service said Saturday it acted after harassment of people linked to the Baha'i faith.

Mike Pompeo expresses disappointment over Turkey's acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Turkey's Foreign Minister on Saturday and expressed disappointment over the country's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system, the US State Department said in a statement.

Nearly 150 million people sweltering through deadly US heatwave

The United States was sweating through a weekend of dangerously hot weather, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington experiencing temperatures approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).