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Tiny Djibouti aiming to be global military, shipping center

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Djibouti, Apr 09 (AP) - Two fighter jets took off and roared over the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, a sprawling complex in this tiny African nation that is quickly becoming a strategic military and shipping outpost for the world.
Not far away, a massive U.S. flag waved over transport planes parked in front of America's only permanent military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier, home to about 4,000 personnel.
Djibouti, an arid Horn of Africa nation with less than 1 million inhabitants...
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Trump warns Assad ‘Big price to pay’ for fatal Syria attack

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Washington, Apr 9 (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an "animal" and said there would be a "big price to pay" for resorting to outlawed weapons of mass destruction.
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Violence risks rise if Mexico co-hosts 2026 World Cup

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Dhaka, Apr 9 (AP) -FIFA inspectors begin evaluating Mexico's suitability to stage World Cup matches in 2026 on Monday after a study commissioned for the North American bid highlighted concerns about violent attacks on female fans, human rights activists and reporters in the country.
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Syrian news reports missile attack; US denies it fired them

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Beirut, Apr 9 (AP) - Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, its state-run news agency reported. Although the agency said it was likely "an American aggression," U.S. officials said the U.S. had not launched airstrikes on Syria.
The missile attack followed a suspected poison...
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Hungarian populist Orban wins new term, party super majority

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Budapest, Apr 9 (AP) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his "decisive" re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were "an opportunity to defend Hungary."
Critics said they feared Orban will use his third...
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