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Russia Fires Warning Shots at Turk Fishing Boat

Destroyer was trying to avoid a collision, says defense ministry

(Newser) - A Russian destroyer fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing boat Sunday in the latest tensions between the two nations, reports Reuters . Russia's Defense Ministry says its warship, the Smetlivy, was just trying to avoid a collision with the unnamed vessel after repeated attempts to warn it over the... More »

'Good, Absurd' News for Woman Jailed Over Warning Shot

Marissa Alexander released from prison as part of a plea agreement

(Newser) - Initially sentenced to 20 years behind bars, Marissa Alexander is out after three. The Florida mother of three—who fired what she said was a warning shot at her estranged husband during a fight in 2010—was released Tuesday as part of a November plea deal. She pleaded guilty to... More »

Guy Fires Warning Shot, Gets 20 Years

Florida man says he was protecting his family

(Newser) - A man who fired a warning shot at his daughter's troubled boyfriend and told him "the next one's between your eyes" got 20 years for doing it—and by law has to serve every day of the sentence, CBS News reports. "And I was just like,... More »

Woman Who Fired Warning Shot Could Get 60 Years

Marissa Alexander faces triple the original sentence in new trial

(Newser) - Marissa Alexander, the Jacksonville woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot that injured no one, could now end up serving 60 years instead. Alexander, 33, was initially convicted in 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; the judge imposed three 20-year-sentences,... More »

Israel Fires Warning Shot at Syria

First foray into fighting after mortar shells hit Golan Heights

(Newser) - The Israeli military has fired a missile into Syria, the first time Israel has been drawn into the fighting in the neighboring country. The military said it fired the missile as a warning shot today after a stray mortar from Syria hit a military post in the Golan Heights. The... More »

South Korea Fires on North Korean Fishing Boats

Fishing boats had crossed disputed border

(Newser) - South Korea's navy fired warning shots today toward North Korean fishing boats that crossed a disputed maritime boundary, but the shots didn't hit the fishing boats and the vessels retreated, a South Korean official says. No North Korean navy ships were involved in the incident along a tense... More »

Woman Gets 20 Years for Firing Warning Shot

Florida's Marissa Alexander was fending off husband

(Newser) - A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for firing what she says was a warning shot to scare away her attacking husband. In the intensely controversial case, Marissa Alexander claims she was fleeing from her abusive husband when she fired a gun into the wall of... More »

Koreas' Navies Trade Fire

South's ship fires warning shot at intruding North vessel

(Newser) - A South Korean navy ship fired warning shots at a North Korean vessel early Tuesday off the countries’ disputed west coast; the North’s ship was damaged and returned the salvo. No casualties were immediately reported. South Korean officials tell Yonhap the North crossed into their territorial waters; the North... More »

Navy Shot Killed Egyptian: US

Warning blast to trading vessel in Suez Canal proved fatal

(Newser) - The US Navy acknowledged today that warning shots from one of its ships in the Suez Canal killed an Egyptian man, Reuters reports. Sources said the boat trying to sell goods to passing vessels approached the Global Patriot, which fired after warnings in Arabic and flares failed to make the... More »

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