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Argentina’s coastguard has sunk a Chinese fishing trawler after a territorial waters dispute. According to officials, the boat was fishing illegally in its national waters. In a statement, the Argentine navy said that the boat was intercepted after it did not heed warning calls. Sailors then shot holes in different parts of the fishing boat, causing it to sink.
The Argentine navy says it has been 15 years since one of its vessels last sank a foreign vessel fishing illegally in Argentina’s waters, but the offending ship was performing manoeuvres designed to force a collision with the coastguard, putting at risk not only its own crew, but coastguard personnel.
The Chinese government has “expressed serious concern” over the incident, but appeared to admit that it had been fishing in Argentina’s territorial waters, before it was engaged and sunk.
Four of the trawler’s crew were rescued. Others who abandoned ship were picked up by another Chinese vessel shadowing the pursuit.

Difficult words: trawler (a boat), dispute (a conflict), intercept (to stop), heed (to follow, to pay attention to), vessel (a ship), offending (problematic), personnel (the people working), concern (to worry), engage (to interact), shadow (to watch closely), pursuit (a chase)

English News – Boy’s dreams come true

English News – Boy’s dreams come true

The Afghan boy, who captured the Internet’s heart for customising a plastic bag into Lionel Messi shirt, has had his dreams come true after the footballer sent him the real deal personalised with his signature!
No hiding his smile, Murtaza Ahmadi proudly wears his new football jersey bearing Messi’s famous number 10, as he has a kick about.

From a poor family in Ghazni and unable to afford a real Messi shirt, the 5 year-old got creative. The innovative use of a blue and white striped plastic bag to represent the Argentinian national team shirt struck at the heartstrings of many and made the little boy an online hit.
Messi, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, sent a package to Murtaza containing his two teams’ soccer jerseys – Argentina and Barcelona – and a ball, to symbolise a child’s right to play.
Which clearly little Murtaza is putting into good practice.

Difficult words: customise (to change the way that you want it), real deal (a real thing), jersey (a sports shirt), bear (to have), innovative (unique), heartstrings (used in reference to one’s deepest feelings), goodwill (good), ambassador (somebody who represents something).