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The United States on Thursday fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from warships in the Mediterranean at the Shayrat airfield near Homs in central Syria. Iran's Mohammad Baqeri and Russia's Valery Gerasimov "stressed that the two countries would continue their cooperation with the Syrian government until the full defeat of the terrorists and their backers in the country", IRNA added.
  • British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

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    Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, said in a statement: "This is another incident of many in which a Palestinian suffering from mental health or personal issues has chosen to carry out an attack as a way out of his problems". Israel's President Reuven Rivlin said he was " filled with sadness about the attack" and that his thoughts and prayers were with the family of the victim.
  • New Caledonia, Vanuatu, New Zealand

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    The MetService of New Zealand has issued warnings for heavy rain and strong winds for several areas of the North Island. "Cyclone Cook is set to track southwards at a fast pace, bringing severe weather further south while clearing from the north and leaving more settled weather in its wake", Meteorologist Arno Dyason said.
  • French prosecutors seek to lift Le Pen immunity over expenses probe

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    The National Front candidate's lead in the polls has been whittled away over the last few weeks, leaving her struggling to regain momentum. He said the slight slide in Le Pen's support could be due both to the race tightening closer to the voting date, and to minor protest candidates stealing votes from her.
  • North Korea in for Trump-Style Shock and Awe

    North Korea in for Trump-Style Shock and Awe

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    China also warned that the situation between the US and North Korea could spiral out of control if it continued on its current path. " Lately, tensions have risen , " Wang said , adding "if a war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no victor".
  • US Asks Countries To Punish UN Troops For Sexual Abuse

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    From 2004 to 2007, 134 peacekeepers from Sri Lanka operated a child sex ring, luring children on the poverty-stricken island with candy and bits of cash, according to the AP. And some troops also have been implicated in sexual abuse, including of hungry young children, an issue reported on Wednesday by The Associated Press .
  • North Korean leader appears in parade

    North Korean leader appears in parade

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    Hundreds of flatbed trucks packed with soldiers lined the banks of the Taedong river ahead of a parade through the North Korean capital . Chinese state broadcaster CCTV did not mention the reason behind the suspension of the flights, first established in 2008, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday weekly.
  • Russia vetoes UN Security Council resolution on alleged chemical attack in Syria

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    Russian Federation has vetoed a Western-backed Security Council resolution that would have condemned the use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria . Russian Federation vetoed a draft United Nations motion condemning the Syria gas attack. In a statement aired by Syrian state TV, the army said that the incident proved ISIS and Al-Qaida-linked militants "posses chemical weapons".