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Pentagon conducts its first test of previously banned missile

Pentagon conducts its first test of previously banned missileThe U.S. military has conducted a test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the U.S. and Russia abandoned this month, according to the Pentagon.



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Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missileThe U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The Trump administration has said it remains interested in useful arms control but questions Moscow’s willingness to adhere to its treaty commitments. The Pentagon said it tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, which was launched from San Nicolas Island and accurately struck its target after flying more than 500 kilometers (310 miles).



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N. Korea conducts new missile tests as Trump backs Kim on war games

N. Korea conducts new missile tests as Trump backs Kim on war gamesNorth Korea conducted the latest in a series of missile launches Saturday to protest US-South Korean war games, just hours after US President Donald Trump expressed his own frustration with the exercises. Defence officials in Seoul said what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles were fired at daybreak from near the northeastern city of Hamhung, flying 400 kilometres (250 miles) before splashing down in the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan. It was the fifth round of launches in two weeks, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un labelling them a “solemn warning” over the joint military drills that began just days ago.



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Nebraska conducts first US execution with fentanyl

Nebraska conducts first US execution with fentanylNebraska on Tuesday carried out America’s first execution using fentanyl — the opioid at the center of the country’s deadly overdose crisis — as part of an untested four-drug combination. Carey Dean Moore, who was sentenced to death for two 1979 murders, was the first prisoner executed in the Midwestern state in 21 years, and the first ever by lethal injection. Moore was pronounced dead at 10:47 am (1547 GMT) in an execution that lasted approximately 20 minutes, according to Scott Frakes, Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.



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Iran conducts naval exercise in Gulf: US official

Iran conducts naval exercise in Gulf: US officialIran launched a naval exercise in the Gulf on Thursday, just days before the US reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a defense official told AFP. The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said several dozen boats were out training early Thursday morning.



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Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airportBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. Losing Hodeidah would deal a serious blow to the Iran-aligned Houthis, cutting supply lines from the Red Sea to their stronghold in the capital Sanaa.



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North Korea conducts mass-evacuation drills as threat of war heightens

North Korea conducts mass-evacuation drills as threat of war heightensNorth Korea has been conducting rare mass evacuation and black out drills throughout the country in preparation for war, it emerged this weekend. Multiple sources told NK News that the drills have taken place in secondary and tertiary cities and towns, particularly along the east coast, but not in the capital city, Pyongyang. The revelation comes during a time of heightening tensions between the hermit state and the US after a series of nuclear and missile tests, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking mainland America. The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday during a trip to the South Korean capital, Seoul, to meet his counterpart, Defence Minister Song Young-moo. “North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbours and the world through its illegal and unnecessary missile and weapons programmes,” he said, adding that US-South Korean military and diplomatic collaboration had taken on “a new urgency.” Mr Mattis warned that the US would never accept a nuclear north and that dictator Kim Jong-un was overmatched by American firepower. North Korea and the H-Bomb Experts are divided about whether the unusual North Korean drills are a sign that the regime feels more threatened than before, or wants to create the perception that it is taking care of its citizens. “I have never heard of this type of training exercises before in North Korea, but am not surprised,” Chun In-bum, a recently retired South Korean three star lieutenant general told NK News. “They must realise how serious the situation is.” But Christopher Green, a PhD candidate at University of Leiden, Germany, argued that it was unclear “whether genuine security concerns are driving this, or the wish to portray the image of a government that has concerns over security.” Defectors have spoken of frequent air raid drills during times of tension but not in recent years. In 1994, during a confrontation with Washington over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, daily air raid drills reportedly took place. In 2013, when relations with South Korea were tense, the North Koreans also fostered a sense of crisis by requesting Pyongyang vehicles to cover their roofs with camouflage netting. Some analysts argue that fiery statements from US President Donald Trump may have created genuine fear. At the UN General Assembly in September, Mr Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if provoked. The US military has also ramped up military deployments near the Korean peninsula.



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Catholic Priest Conducts Spiritual Cleansing Of Las Vegas Shooter's Hotel Room

Catholic Priest Conducts Spiritual Cleansing Of Las Vegas Shooter's Hotel RoomA Chicago Catholic priest has performed a spiritual cleansing of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino room used by gunman Stephen Paddock during a mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month.



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Donald Trump approval ratings: Only 16% of Americans like how the US President conducts himself

Donald Trump approval ratings: Only 16% of Americans like how the US President conducts himselfOnly 16 per cent of Americans like the way Donald Trump conducts himself as US President, a new poll has found.



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US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Test After North Korea's ICBM Launch

US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Test After North Korea's ICBM LaunchTHAAD is a ground-based missile defense system. It has been designed to shoot down short- medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.



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