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    Syria says US attack killed six, caused extensive damage

    Reuters | Updated at 03:37pm on April 07, 2017

    The Syrian army said a US missile attack on one of its airbases killed six people and caused extensive damage, adding it would respond by continuing its campaign to ‘crush extremism’ and restore peace and security to all of Syria...

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    Russia calls for emergency UN meeting after US strikes on Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 02:10pm on April 07, 2017

    Russia wants an emergency meeting of the United Nation Security Council to discuss United States missile strikes on Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday, describing the action as ‘thoughtless’...

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    Trump welcomes ‘friend’ China’s Xi for talks

    BBC | Updated at 12:03pm on April 07, 2017

    US president Donald Trump has welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping to his Florida resort for their first summit. Trump said the two men had ‘developed a friendship’ as...

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    Saudi Arabia says fully supports US military strikes in Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 12:01pm on April 07, 2017

    Saudi Arabia said on Friday it ‘fully supports’ US strikes on military targets in Syria, saying it was a ‘courageous decision’ by president Donald Trump in...

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    Homs governor says US strikes on Syria serve ‘goals of terrorism’

    Reuters | Updated at 10:38am on April 07, 2017

    US missile strikes on Syrian military positions serve the goals of ‘armed terrorist groups’ and Islamic State, the governor of Syria's Homs province said on...

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    US launches missile attack on Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on April 09, 2017

    The United States has launched 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles against Syrian government targets in retaliation for what the Trump administration charges were a Syrian government...

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    Global smoking deaths up by 5pc since 1990

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:35am on April 07, 2017

    The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has increased, a consortium of researchers reported Thursday...

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    NY, other states challenge Trump admin

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 02:32am on April 07, 2017

    A coalition of 17 US states filed a legal challenge on Wednesday against efforts by president Donald Trump’s administration to roll back climate change regulations, deepening a political rift over his emerging energy policies...

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    No water in Teesta: Mamata

    United News of Bangladesh . New Delhi | Updated at 12:49am on April 07, 2017

    Just hours before prime minister Sheikh Hasina lands in New Delhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has thrown a spanner over the Teesta water-sharing issue...

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    Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:07pm on April 06, 2017

    The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears...