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Syrian troops on alert amid fear of US strike after attack

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Beirut, Apr 10 (AP) - Syrian government forces and their allies are on alert and taking precautionary measures at military bases and posts across the country amid fears of a U.S. strike in the aftermath of a chemical weap-ons attack, Syrian war monitors said Tuesday.
The measures come as President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria, vow-ing to respond "forcefully" to Saturday's apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians near Damascus and warning that...
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Kim Jong Un briefs party leaders on future dialogue with US

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Tokyo, Apr 10 (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un briefed top ruling party officials on his vision for the future direction of dialogue with the United States and his upcoming summit with South Korea's president, the North's official media reported Tuesday.
Kim gave his "profound analysis and...
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Tensions rachet up as Israel blamed for Syria missile strike

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Asuspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel-held town and airstrikes on a Syrian air base that Damascus and Moscow blamed on U.S. ally Israel escalated tensions in the already volatile Mideast on Monday and raised the threat of possibly imminent American retaliation.
The timing of the...
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Trump blasts Mueller probe as 'attack on our country'

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The special counsel's Russia investigation is not only a political witch hunt but "an attack on our country," President Donald Trump complained Monday, exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong probe after federal authorities raided the offices of his personal attorney. "We'll see," he said...
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23 children die in India when school bus plunges into gorge

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Nurpur, Apr 10 (AP) - A school bus plunged off a mountain road Monday into a deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills, killing 23 children, some as young as 4, Indian officials said.
Four adults also died, said Sandeep Kumar, a local official. Ten children were hospitalized.
Initial reports...
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