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Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptorThe Israeli and US defence ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases. The tests came a day after the latest deadly exchange of fire between Israel and Iranian forces operating in Syria. The Arrow 3 interceptor system, designed to shoot down missiles above the atmosphere, was deployed at air force bases across Israel two years ago.



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U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by IranPompeo also told the Security Council an arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted in 2020 and called on the council to establish “inspection and interdiction measures, in ports and on the high seas, to thwart Iran’s continuing efforts to circumvent arms restrictions.” “Iran is harboring al Qaeda, supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan, arming terrorists in Lebanon, facilitating illicit trade in Somali charcoal benefiting al-Shabaab, and training and equipping Shia militias in Iraq,” Pompeo said during the meeting on the implementation of U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia and China – which are council veto powers along with the United States, France and Britain – are unlikely to support the measures proposed by Pompeo. In February Russia vetoed an attempt by the West to have the Security Council call out Tehran in a resolution on Yemen.



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Syria FM says Iran coordinated its ballistic missile strikes

Syria FM says Iran coordinated its ballistic missile strikesBEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that the Iranian ballistic missile attack on militants in eastern Syria the previous day was part of "legitimate" cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism.



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Iran fires ballistic missiles at Syria militants over attack

Iran fires ballistic missiles at Syria militants over attackTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched six ballistic missiles as well as drone bombers early Monday toward eastern Syria, targeting militants it blamed for an attack on a military parade last month while also threatening regional adversaries as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers unravels.



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Hawaii volcano latest: Giant new fissure opens, flinging ballistic rock and lava bombs into sky

Hawaii volcano latest: Giant new fissure opens, flinging ballistic rock and lava bombs into skyA new giant fissure has opened in the Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano blasting ballistic rock and lava into the sky. Officials called for more evacuations as residents feared a potential major eruption at volcano’s summit, as Hawaii County Civil Defence issued an emergency alert after its discovery. Lava from the fissure, which measures about 1,000 feet (300 meters) long, led to an “unidentified structure” being destroyed – bringing the total number of homes and other buildings lost to the volcano to nearly 40.



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Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missileMOSCOW (AP) — Russia has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, the country's military said Friday.



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France says Iran not respecting U.N. text on ballistic missiles

France says Iran not respecting U.N. text on ballistic missilesFrance’s foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a U.N. resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads. Speaking on arrival at a European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Jean-Yves Le Drian also said the 28 ministers would reiterate their concerns over Iran’s activities in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria, which he described as destabilizing. “We will also have the opportunity of underlining our firmness on Iran’s compliance with United Nations Resolution 2231, which limits access to ballistic capacity and which Iran does not respect,” Le Drian said.



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Hawaii told to fix emergency notification system after false ballistic missile warning

Hawaii told to fix emergency notification system after false ballistic missile warningFederal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told the state that it didn’t have proper safeguards in place to ensure that a notice like that wouldn’t be sent out, engulfing residents in panic. This was “absolutely unacceptable,” Mr Pai remarked. Residents and visitors of the island state were shocked Saturday morning when they received the notification — sent to mobile phones in the area — indicating that a ballistic missile was on-course to hit the state.



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Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm: "Someone Pressed the Wrong Button"

Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm: "Someone Pressed the Wrong Button""It was a message sent in error."



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Hawaii sent scrambling after official alert wrongly warns ballistic missile is incoming

Hawaii sent scrambling after official alert wrongly warns ballistic missile is incomingHawaii was plunged into panic on Saturday when an official alert warned people a ballistic missile was about to hit – only for it to turn out to be a false alarm.  Residents in the American state, which has a population of almost 1.5 million,  reportedly ran for cover when they spotted the message on their smartphones.  "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," the emergency alert read.  Children were seen sheltering in locker rooms while others were witnessed looking “terrified” and crying, according to a congressman for the state.  However it was later discovered that a button had been pressed in “human error” during a change in shifts, wrongly issuing the warning.  An information related to a false emergency alert is displayed in Oahu, Hawaii Credit: REUTERS The blunder caused further fury after it took 38 minutes to alert people via the same system that the original message was incorrect.  “There is no missile threat or danger to the State or Hawaii. Repeat. False Alarm,” the second message read.  Between the two messages other national bodies and politicians had confirmed it was a blunder and posted messages online announcing the the fact.  The incident was so serious that Donald Trump, the US president, was briefed about what had happened. HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE. pic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 13, 2018 Hawaii officials apologised for the mistake and an investigation is now underway to work out exactly what went on.  The blunder comes at a time of heightened tension between America and North Korea, with the latter testing ballistic missiles over increasingly long distances.  Brian Schatz, the senator for Hawaii, said of the officials: "They blew it hear. It was totally unacceptable … they don't quite understand how bad this was.” He told CNN: “The fact that the state government knew it was a false alarm but took between 30 and 40 minutes to alert the public is just an abomination."  AGAIN FALSE ALARM. What happened today is totally inexcusable. The whole state was terrified. There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 13, 2018  



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