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Sitia opens 24-hour book store

photo-1526199119161-4be1e3368d52?ixlib=rZUIDHAVEN -- Readers hoping to browse through books at 4 o’clock in the morning will soon be able to do so. Orinese bookshop chain Sitia has announced that its branch in Zuidhaven, will become a 24-hour operation from 11 May.

The building in which the bookstore is located was rebuilt under an urban renewal project. With three levels below ground and two above in the 12-story Tonan Financial Building on Ababochi South Road, the store is set to become a big draw for many foreign visitors and a tourism attraction at night.

The shop, which is a short walk from the Lovra museum and conference centre, will take up round-the-clock duties. The remodelled bookshop will have Sitia’s first dedicated foreign-language section, stocking some 20,000 Anglish and Cristinese titles, alongside coffee, cocktails and an arts section curated by international publishers.

Mihirati Mani, chairwoman of Sitia Holdings Corp, which owns the bookstore chain, department stores and restaurants, and also sells appliances and equipment for hotels, restaurants and kitchens, announced the decision at a news conference in Zuidhaven yesterday. "The store held a soft launch 24-hour operations earlier this month, allowing the staff to get used to the process," Mani added.

All the more reason for foreigners to book a trip to Orioni.

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Civilian victims of EOS mission

photo-1523251127149-3b7322b12ca1?ixlib=rBainbridge Islands -- EOS has been pushing its peacekeeping operation far out into Bainbridge Islands. The speed and scale of its military intervention is unprecedented. A KBI fishing vessel collided and badly damaged an Orinese maritime destroyer. Orioni said this was vessel was sailing in international waters and endangered its safety. The sinking of a KBI fishing boat near the Crab Island on May 2nd was another example. The fishing boat sank after being hit by a Orinese patrol vessel. A crew of eight on board the boat were rescued. Orioni's excuse was the same: threat to EOS operation in the Northern Meteorolas. The area is internationally notorious for piracy.

Stolen Ide Jiman artefacts seized at Dion port

DION -- A joint police and customs operation in the port of Dion has led to the recovery of more than 2.000 items and the arrest of 52 people. The initiative included officers from EOS nations targeting the trade in stolen archaeological artefacts. The operation focused on criminal networks that steal from museums and plunder archaeological sites to loot cultural treasures. Police officers recovered several rare Golden River objects, a pre-Ide Jiman golden mask, a carved Kokuan elephant, historical weapons and hundreds of ancient coins. Dion’s chief of police Mr Yigeni Akisiyoni said thirty-nine people were arrested in the city during the crackdown. Thirteen traffickers were arrested in Cygnus. Chief Akisiyoni added that: "Particular attention was paid to monitoring online marketplaces. Our officers gathered information and identified cultural objects offered for sale online. This amount of objects shows the enormous scale of illegal trade in cultural artefacts and opportunities for money laundering." The chief of police concluded that law enforcement agencies across the world need this international phenomenon that's financing organised crime networks.

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Medanese wine goes for record price at auction

photo-1506377247377-2a5b3b417ebb?ixlib=rMARYAMA -- A rare bottle of wine preserved since the end of the 19th century has set a new auction sales price record. The bottle of Gayiyeri dragonfruit wine 1792 fetched Φ132.000 in an online sale. "Only four bottles of this exceedingly rare wine remain to this day," a spokesperson said, "Having been held in the same family for generations with their original labels attached." This was the largest of these remaining bottles. Most bottles from this period are spoiled. But these four were preserved in pristine condition. "This should still be drinkable," commented food influencer Nimas Tarson on Wittier. The wine was bought by an anonymous private collector.

680-year-old stone tablet discovered in east Orioni

KEITO NIMA -- A stone tablet dating back to the Taneino period (1318-1500) has been discovered in east Orioni's Tauri Province, local authorities said Friday. Found during a survey of cultural relics outside Keito Nima, the tablet, which was made in 1340 during the reign of Empress Koniharo as shown on the inscriptions, has a history of 680 years, according to the county's archaeological department. The tabled is 104 cm tall, 52 cm wide and 26 cm thick, with inscriptions of 512 characters describing official verdicts and market disputes between two villages from 1339 to 1340. With rich and detailed content, the record on the tablet is thought-provoking and is of great historical value for the study of the political and judicial system, and local customs during the Taneino period, said An Fonigi, head of the Copiae University's cultural preservation institute.

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Rezovi: "EOS cornerstone of neighbourhood security"

VideoconferenceO'POLIS -- During a private video conference with leaders of the Entente of Oriental States (EOS) on Tuesday, Chairlady Awidefale Rezovi emphasised the importance of partnerships that support the growth of security, stability and prosperity in the Oriental neighbourhood.

"These past decades we have seen how effective our cooperation is," Rezovi was quoted by spokespeople as saying. "I am humbled by how the EOS countries are helping each other. And more can be done. For example, by developing digital solutions to enable easier communication between our residents," she added.

The chairlady highlighted the situation in Bainbridge Islands is an important example for both external and internal threats. "Defusing the pirate menace will increase security of the entire region. There can be no stability and prosperity without security," Rezovi said.

In her statement, the chairlady also emphasised the fight against disinformation. "In recent years, we have seen the impact of disinfo and propaganda become ever more dangerous," Rezovi said. According to her, frozen conflicts, like the rivalry with New Wurld blocs or inter-Europan spats, cannot be forgotten either.

Rezovi said that there are several opportunities to support the EOS, especially in the field of science and technology. "Our exchange of mutual talent is growing quite fast since the STEM grants were introduced. And we still have a long way to go in integrating our newest partners into the common market," she said.

The chairlady said that the EOS have made progress in implementing its goals set in recent years. These objectives are divided into areas of economic development and market opportunities, strengthening institutions and good governance, and the environment and climate change. They include the Antargic Strategy, Responsibility to Protect, proposed observer status, and intervention in Bainbridge Islands.

"These objectives have a positive impact on the daily lives of people in the EOS countries. We will continue to move forward and agree on concrete actions for the coming years," Rezovi said, affirming Orioni's readiness to contribute to improving the standard of living of residents of EOS countries.

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Checking wastewater pollution in Mar province

39a6a7f661fbfc9ab2d0c6eecae861f4edcae229MAR YAHOSN -- The Weledi Gulf Tourism Cooperative (WGTC) has called for addressing the pollution caused by wastewater in the Weledi Gulf and the Dimeti Barrier Islands. The Cooperative raised the issue of wastewater from tour boats and tourism activities. Pollution caused by discharges from vessels remains a challenge despite many regulatory efforts taken by provincial authorities.

The Dimeti Barrier Islands in northern Orioni are made up of 67 islands that span 250 square kilometres in length along the northern edge of Mar province in the Amilaki region. The largest island, called Dimeti, has roughly 9.000 inhabitants, with an additional 3.000 people living on floating fishing villages off the coast. The island is the adventure-tourism capital of Orioni, with places to mountain bike, rock climb, hike, and more. In 2019 around 750 tourism boats operated in Weledi Gulf, including over 200 vessels that anchored overnight.

In April and May, the WGTC invited two international experts to evaluate the sustainable tourism management and environmental protection in the bay. The experts concluded that the gulf wasn't threatened by pollution. Nonetheless, they did express concern over growing tourism numbers and ineffective waste management, concluding it would pose a significant threat. Both experts also hoped the province would soon announce the standards for wastewater systems.

Mr Gideta Yelemi, the Provincial Director of Environment, said the department has asked the Council of the Environment to set national wastewater treatment standards that could be adopted by 2020. Mr Yelemi added that: "All boat owners understand the impact on the environment of untreated wastewater from cruise ships. They support the initiative to instal treatment systems on vessels."

During a recent workshop with stakeholders from business circles and the provincial government, the Zuidhaven Institute of Technology (ZIT) presented several technology and management solutions to alleviate wastewater pollution in the area. The solutions are aimed at helping tour boat owners comply with stricter regulations: either having built-in treatment systems or using external treatment services.

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Visit Orioni: top 5 destinations you must experience

Adventures in OrioniO'POLIS -- From the beaches of Amilaki, to the chaos of Zuidhaven, alongside the history, culture and jungles, there is just so much to see in Orioni. There is no question about it, Orioni is one of our absolute favourite countries to visit. If you’re looking for somewhere tropical, relaxed and has amazing food, you'll find it hard to pick somewhere more idyllic and relaxed. Whether you are staying in a tranquil Oriental beach villa, or a hotel suite in a high-rise Zuidhaven hotel, there are plenty of possibilities for everyone.

The country is home to a variety of landscapes and climates. You can find crystal clear blue waters and blinding white sand running around the edge like Dimeti and Deseti, just two of its many spectacular islands. If you want something different you can experience the bustling chaos of Zuidhaven, or climb up into the cooler mountains in the northeast. Here you will find peaceful jungles, rich spirituality and picturesque views. Wherever you go, you will find yourself charmed by the ancient and mysterious culture, the delicious food and the welcoming locals.

If you've been to Orioni a few times, you'll have created a routine for yourself. Fly into O'polis or Zuidhaven and stay for a few days. After that, it is off to a dreamy beach getaway. With so much to offer it can be hard to narrow things down. With that in mind, here are our top five destinations in Orioni that you have to visit.

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O'polis

Even if your plans for Orioni mainly involve frolicking on a beach and eating as much biryani and spiedini as humanly possible, you'll probably spend at least a day or two in O'polis. There are plenty of things to see and do in the capital, but the Imperial Palace should be at the top of your list. This is the number one sightseeing attraction in the city, and it's staggering in both historical significance and craftsmanship.

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Zuidhaven

Orioni's bustling 2nd city can be overwhelming at first. It is a hive of activity and its chaos is all part of its charm. The sights, sounds and smells that assault your senses will also inspire your curiosity. Each street will bring something new and alien to try to understand. It makes the perfect introduction to the country and southeast Europa as a whole. For history buffs and photography enthusiasts, a favourite stop is the ruins of Hierapolis. The ruins of this old city still stand proud despite enduring centuries of battle and exposure to the elements.  It offers many lovely photo opportunities.

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Deseti

Deseti is Orioni's largest island, and also one of its most well-established island resorts. The island is popular with everyone from backpackers and stag parties, to rich and discerning EOS diplomats looking for 5-star luxury. Just like all the other islands in Orioni, it has unreal beaches fringed with swaying palm trees, and these are Deseti's main attraction. You will undoubtedly find it a peaceful place to relax after the commotion of Zuidhaven, but it is certainly no backwater either. There are also opportunities to get to know the local culture on the island, with the Sahini monastery being a great place to start. There are a wide variety of places to stay on the island, and luxury retreats offer some of the best villas in Deseti.

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Dimeti

The name Dimeti refers to a chain of barrier islands, and the largest island in particular. It is a much smaller place than some of Orioni's other beach destinations. If you're not looking for a party, Dimeti is a great option. There are plenty of attractions in the Amilaki region, but the main one is diving along the Weledi Gulf. The waters are teeming with colourful fish, as well as coral reefs and turtles and the landscape is so unique with little islands popping up everywhere.

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Adansi

If you finally decide you have had enough of the beach, head up to Adansi to see a completely different side of the country. The city is located in the mountainous Kidusi province, and it is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to see what the area has to offer. Mountain walks, mysterious hill tribes and ancient temples are just some of the things to do around Adansi. Elephant rides are a popular activity here, although the practice is sometimes ethically questionable. You'll love visiting the elephant sanctuaries, transplanted from the Kingdom of @Koku, which allow visitors to appreciate these magnificent creatures while providing them with a safe and loving environment at the same time.

(OOC: I was planning my own summer holiday. But the options in 20202 are rather limit with fluctuating quarantaine rules and travel restrictions. So wondering about fictional travel proved an easy alternative.)

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More green spaces in the blue delta

Two flamingoesZUIDHAVEN -- A group of Zuidhaven residents has launched a campaign that aims to protect the city’s ever-shrinking number of green spaces and wildlife habitats. Called Biodiversity in the Delta, the movement will bring together urban planners, environmental experts and law students to push policies that safeguard flamingo populations and the city’s parks, forests and mudflats. If successful it will enhance Zuidhaven’s green credentials – and its character.

Flamingos wading against a backdrop of the city skyline is a sight that has come to define Orioni’s largest metropolis; it should be celebrated and protected accordingly. Other cities take note: protecting the natural assets that make your patch special is always a worthy cause. And if it means that a few trees are saved from the bulldozer, that can only be a good thing.

Energy change is in the air

O'POLIS -- Earlier this week the Imperial Council unveiled a roadmap to increase offshore wind-energy production. Due to be launched formally in October, it’s the first such strategy from the Rezovi-government and it aims to boost electricity generated by wind power ten-fold within the next 3 years. The plan’s success will hinge on a co-operative rollout from governments and energy providers that will need to ensure that there’s plenty of space between wind farms: if they are too close, the airflow to turbines can be hindered, dramatically reducing power production.

Although such understandings will be key, stakeholders are hopeful that the initiative will run smoothly. According to Orioni's energy councillor Elisa Solna, even countries that aren’t hugely ambitious about cutting emissions are still interested in investing in renewables. Here’s hoping that the winds don’t change.

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Dual citizenship in the cards

CitizenshipO'POLIS -- Orioni has on of the Eurth’s largest diaspora but the country’s constitution doesn’t permit Orinese nationals to have dual citizenship: if they wish to apply for citizenship elsewhere, they must forsake their Orinese passport and the right to participate in their home island's democratic process.

Some in O'polis think that it would be a good idea to allow the 10 million Orinese living abroad to have the best of both worlds. A bill is currently being considered in parliament that could amend the constitution and throw out the rule barring dual citizenship for Orinese nationals.

Many of Orioni's brightest and best seek education and business opportunities abroad; the proponents of dual citizenship will hope that the measure encourages Orinese to return home.

Who watches the watchers?

ZUIDHAVEN -- O'polis wants to keep better tabs on its citizens. This week authorities announced a Φ4m plan to increase surveillance on the streets of Zuidhaven by introducing a smart system that will consolidate CCTV cameras and enable the southern metropolis to deploy more in the future. The plan is to have 2.000 eyes monitoring the city in the next three months and then to expand to about 6.000 by the end of 2021.

While few people would complain about making the city safer, the technology behind the system is worrying others. The imaging – which can be accessed by the police service, the Akali 11 and the transport authority – will use facial-recognition software. The government will certainly learn in the coming months that residents have mixed feelings about being watched.

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Winter solstice lottery results: jackpot hits Φ500K

Winter solstice lotteryANDRO -- The Orinese Winter Solstice Lottery (officially “Yekiremiti Loteri”) is a special draw of the Biherawi National Lottery. The special draw is the biggest draw of the year and takes place every winter solstice.

This year the jackpot went to a woman from @Pirilao. She was the only one to have the winning numbers 4 - 7 - 11 - 17 - 18 - 28 and the bonus number 23. “I’m going to buy some Cataplana de Marisco to celebrate,” she said. The last time a person from Pirilao won an Orinese jackpot was in 2006.

On Monday evening, children from the Andro Academy of Fine Arts school called out the winning numbers. Each year, the lottery is marked by a grand celebration. After they announce the number, jubilant street parties follow the winners with bottles of Lysian champagne.

The Winter Solstice lottery is the biggest lottery draw wurldwide. And this year, there’s Φ500.000 euros being shelled out. Tickets cost Φ20 and there’s a total of Φ2,5 billion in payouts available this year, much of it in smaller prizes. Prizes under Φ50K are tax free.

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Tech giant proposes district conversion with 5.000 new houses

Zuidhaven redevelopmentZUIDHAVEN -- Boogaloo has given Zuidhaven residents a first look at plans for its proposed campus development near the city’s central train station. The technology giant will join some of the biggest tech companies in the Zuidhaven Station district north to the city’s downtown. The district is arranged to be converted from an old industrial area into a bustling mixed-use area. With a promise to build 5.000 houses in the Delta Area within the next 5 years, the submitted plans are the first phase in that direction with 1.000 to 2.000 homes proposed. Despite resistance from local resident associations concerned about being priced out, the Zuidhave city council looks set to adopt Boogaloo’s plan, persuaded by promises that it will relieve the demand for housing along the south coast.

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Govt council to outlaw drones near airports

DroneO'POLIS -- Orioni’s transport councillor is moving rapidly to counter a growing menace to air traffic: drones. A new plan, set to be presented before the end of February by Oriental Air Traffic Control, will develop the legislation around operating unmanned remote-controlled vehicles close to airports and suggest further actions. That said, outlawing drones near airports won’t be enough to stop those who are bent on using them for harm. Despite an estimated 100.000 devices being in private and commercial use in Orioni, this initiative is the first to propose a unified system of defence. There’s currently no process for monitoring or stopping suspicious drones. Airport authorities around the Eurth will likely be keeping Orioni’s next moves on their radars.

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Scoop: Orioni bars entry to "over 9000" refugees from KBI

Scoop: Orioni bars entry to "over 9000" refugees from KBISIRIUS -- A leaked government report reveals how last month the Orinese government barred entry to over 9000 boat refugees from Bainbridge Islands, displaced people from pirate violence in the South-Europan archipelago, the NGO Mercy International has said.

Previously, Mercy International had independently estimated about 2500 people tried to enter Orioni from KBI in search of asylum. The true number turns out to be far higher. "We had received worrying reports from displaced populations that more than 2000 people had been turned away," said Director Adam Brand. "Our organisation continues to monitor the situation and calls on Orioni's neighbours to provide access to territory and asylum procedures for those escaping violence and seeking protection."

In the statement released on Wednesday, Mercy International says that civilians had been reaching Perseus, Sirius, Vega and Zuidhaven by boat. Orinese authorities believe that known criminals have infiltrated the groups of asylum seekers. "Most of these arriving refugees are women and children, holding onto scarce belongings, showing signs of severe trauma following the atrocities they witnessed and worried about relatives left behind," Mr Brand stresses.

Five years of turmoil in the area have seen at least 800 thousand people displaced, most of them in the past year. And almost 230.000 people are currently sheltering in neighbouring countries under military protection, according to independent sources. Mercy International believes that this number could exceed one million by the Summer of this year if the violence does not stop.

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Mercy Int. calls on EOS to prosecute SSI Junta leader

Colonel IshijimaZUIDHAVEN -- As members of the Entente of Oriental States (EOS) are set to discuss events in Anglia and SSI's governance crisis, the NGO Mercy International is calling on the regional bloc to prioritise de-escalating the conflicts and protecting human rights.

Mercy is also urging @Sunset Sea Islands (SSI), as a member nation, and other EOS member states to investigate the coup leader, Colonel Ishijima, leader of the coup. The military in SSI, which used to be known as Mặt Trời Lặn, overthrew the country's elected leader First Speaker Gao He Ping in mid-April, triggering a violent crackdown on protesters and civilians who want a return to democracy.

"The Orinese authorities and other EOS member states cannot ignore the fact Ishijima is suspected of serious human rights violations," said Director Adam Brand. "It is necessary that the Orinese authorities shouldn't forcibly deport SSI journalists back to their home country," he added while emphasizing that: “To do so would place them at real risk of arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, and death."

"This is not an internal matter for SSI but a major human rights and humanitarian crisis which is impacting the entire region and beyond," he continued. "Orioni has long played host to displaced and exiled communities from around the Wurld. We urge the government to offer sanctuary to those seeking safety, in line with international law." The diplomatic office has issued a foreign travel advice but other official comments remain scarce. An official government spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment at the time of this report.

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Home Cllr bans anti-Suverina rally

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ZUIDHAVEN -- Orinese Councillor of Home Affairs Nijo Kujo-Michiie on Saturday asked Zuidhaven police officials to ban an upcoming anti-Suverina demonstration. "I have ordered the Zuidhaven police chief to outlaw the demonstrations on Sunday connected to the ongoing conflict in the Occident," posted the Cllr on Wittier. Activists have called to protest in Zuidhaven to demonstrate against @Suverina's complicity in the Qubdian conflict and Anglian offensive.

On Wednesday, police detained the head of human rights advocacy group Mercy International near the foreign affairs council building for several hours before he was released again. Mr Adam Brand was arrested after he met with a Suverin diplomatic advisor as part of a delegation including members of the Sibiseba and representatives of other organisations. The detention of Mr Brand sparked outrage from several activists and political figures on the left.

Protest organisers say they aren't deterred by this ban: "We refuse to keep quiet," one participant told Roiters. Several other demonstrations are also set to take place in Orioni tomorrow. Nearly 30 groups said they would join the protest.


Azanian countries presured to sign OCA Pact

O'POLIS -- Less than a week after offering protection under the EOS security umbrella, the countries of Jilderen, Bulungi, Afropa, Sa Hara, Mahdah, Hakenium, and Alshamal have been forced into the Occidental-Azanian Pact. The OCA Pact was signed at the behest of Anglian leadership, who hailed at as a sign of "strength and unity". Grand Vizier Suleyman of Alshamal  has voiced "strong condemnation of the Anglian measures in Alshamal and the acts of violence carried out by the figurehead King", and stressed his country will rise up against these foreign usurpers.

As violence in Amutia and the Occident threatens to spiral out of control, EOS called for sanctions against Anglia. The Entente's success as a mediator has been mixed at best. Foreign Cllr Anna Hackney, as former EOS ambassador, said that international mediation efforts are critical but must help tackle the root causes – not step in only when violence makes the international headlines. "De-escalation is not a solution," she told Roiters, "We have to go much further."


Sunset Sea Islanders up in arms

ESPERANZA -- The army of Sunset Sea Islands has entered Esperanza, a city on the western island, in a bid to vanquish a recently assembled local rebellion. Esperanza is one of several places where anti-junta residents have armed themselves against security forces.

"This seems to have been a spontaneous uprising against the army in the wake of the coup," Bili Hayiteni, a teacher who used to live and work in SSI, told Roiters. "We’re talking about people using traditional hunting weapons, with percussion-lock firearms rather than AK-47s."

Almost 800 people have been killed since SSI’s Colonel Ishijima seized power in April, deposing civilian leader First Speaker Gao He Ping. A new report by Mercy International, an international human rights monitoring group, found the election to be "representative of the will of the people". Such findings will only make people more determined to take matters into their own hands.

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Anglian warship catches fire, sinks in Adlantic

KEROON HOLD, Dragonryders -- A warship in the Anglian navy caught fire and later sank last week in the Adlantic Ocean under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike the country’s military in recent weeks amid tensions with the EOS.

As of yet unconfirmed images show fire on deck during the twilight hours, the Europan News Network (ENN) reported, but firefighting efforts failed to save the ANS Javelin. Anglian media reported no casualties, but it is believed that 400 sailors and trainee cadets were on board, some of who may have fled the vessel. Photos circulating on Wittier showed sailors wearing life jackets evacuating the vessel as a fire was burning behind them.

ins-javelin.jpgENN published a picture of thick, black smoke rising from the ship late Wednesday evening. Satellites from the EOSAT that track fires from space detected a blaze near Keroon Hold that started just before the time of the fire reported by ENN. Satellite images published by EOSAT showed the Javelin off Keroon Hold with no sign of fire as late as 18:00h on Wednesday.

The ship sank off the Ryderian coast near Keroon Hold, some 150 nautical miles west of Dragonryders in the Adlantic Ocean, well outside territorial waters but within the EEZ.

Anglian officials were quick to offer their account of the catastrophe, accusing the Ryderian government of launching an anti-ship missile while the Javelin was conducting training exercises. The Ryderians strongly refute this allegation. An official investigation has yet to begin. 

Like much of Anglia's major military hardware, the Javelin dated back to the 1980s. That ageing military equipment has seen fatal accidents occur before. The Javelin was seaworthy enough to operate in both green and blue water.

The attacks came amid heightened tensions between the EOS and Anglia after the latter's ongoing aggressive actions in the Occident. The Orinese chairlady’s office did not respond to a request for comment regarding the Javelin. EOS permanent representative Mr Tobiya Wayanor said the EOS was aware of the loss of the ship but declined to comment further.


Coup in Alshamal ousts Grand Vizier

SABAH, Alshamal -- During an almost undetected coup in Alshamal, the Grand Vizier Mamadou bin Sambo of Alshamal was quietly arrested and exiled from his country. When this news was broadcast, large protest demonstrations were held throughout the country.

On 15 May, he denounced the Occidental-Azanian Pact for its implied support of the Anglian aggression. Later that same day he was detained by military officers, taken to the international airport in Sabah and sent to Orioni. As the Grand Vizier boarded the plane to take him out of Alshamal, many of the Royal Guardsmen wept.

From his residence in exile, he called upon the opposition to help preserve the constitution, proposing a "national unity" government. The Anglian-backed figurehead King rejected these demands and appointed his own interim government instead.

The newly-established Occidental-Azanian Pact was enshrined in treaty during a public conference by representatives from Anglia, Suverina, Jilderen, Bulungi, Afropa, Sa Hara, Mahdah, Hakenium, and Alshamal.

The pact implies bringing together many Europan states in one common cause for "strength and unity". However, rumours of how the negotiations went down reveal a much different story. Anglian officials applied intense pressure on these states, many of whom trade extensively with the hostile nation.

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