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Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitable

Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitableIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against Palestinian militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest headline-grabbing announcement just days before he seeks re-election. Netanyahu said advanced plans were in place to strike Gaza and that he would decide the optimal timing of the offensive, given the unwillingness of Gaza’s Hamas rulers to stop the daily barrages. The Israeli military has responded with limited strikes against Hamas installations that have caused no casualties and little damage, and has refrained from risking a larger conflagration as Israelis prepare to head to the polls.



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Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversaryA rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries. A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be heard. It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America’s longest war.



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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stage

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stageIsraeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in Israel. The Israeli military said 15 targets were hit, including a weapons manufacturing facility, a naval compound used by militants and tunnels belonging to Hamas, the dominant armed force in Gaza. Hours earlier, bodyguards rushed Netanyahu to shelter in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod when the sirens sounded during a Tuesday evening rally, a week ahead of a general election.



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North Korea carried out super-large multiple rocket launcher test on Tuesday: KCNA

North Korea carried out super-large multiple rocket launcher test on Tuesday: KCNANorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a super-large multiple rocket launcher on Tuesday, North Korean state media KCNA said on Wednesday. North Korea fired a new round of short-range projectiles on Tuesday, South Korean officials said, only hours after it signaled a new willingness to resume stalled denuclearization talks with the United States in late September. Kim, who had guided the testing of the same multiple rocket launcher before, said its capabilities have been “finally verified in terms of combat operation,” and what remains to be done with the rocket launcher is a “running fire test,” KCNA said, without elaborating on what the test would entail.



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A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over Arizona

A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over ArizonaIt happened again. This is the second time this year an A-10 has unintentionally released munitions in an area where it shouldn't have.



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Another Iranian rocket launch has ended in failure after it apparently blew up on the launch pad

Another Iranian rocket launch has ended in failure after it apparently blew up on the launch padIran has tried three times this year to put a satellite into space, but each time, something has gone wrong with the rocket.



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N. Korea tests new 'super-large' multiple rocket launcher

N. Korea tests new 'super-large' multiple rocket launcherNorth Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” another demonstration of its expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the U.S. Kim underscored the need to “continue to step up the development of Korean-style strategic and tactical weapons for resolutely frustrating the ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of the hostile forces,” according to the KCNA. The “hostile forces” likely referred to the United States and South Korea, whose recently ended regular military drills infuriated North Korea.



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Russia rocket accident likely had two explosions, Norway monitor says

Russia rocket accident likely had two explosions, Norway monitor saysAn explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway’s nuclear test-ban monitor said on Friday. The second explosion was likely from an airborne rocket powered by radioactive fuel, the Norsar agency said – though the governor of Russia’s Arkhangelsk region, where the blast took place, dismissed reports of another blast. “The aftermath of the incident does not carry any threat,” the governor, Igor Orlov, told the Interfax news agency.



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Israel says fires on armed Gazans after rocket attack, 3 dead

Israel says fires on armed Gazans after rocket attack, 3 deadIsrael said it opened fire on armed Palestinians on Gaza’s border overnight and Hamas’s health ministry reported three dead Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents along the tense barrier. Israel’s tank and helicopter fire came after Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at Israel late Saturday, the army said, the second such attack in 24 hours.



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Israel intercepts Gaza rocket after weeks of calm

Israel intercepts Gaza rocket after weeks of calmPalestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Friday night in what the army said was the first such attack in over a month. A military statement said the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, after air raid sirens sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings. Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire along the Gaza border fence as part of weekly protests there.



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