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UK jets fire at Syrian base in
UK jets fire at Syrian base in 'limited and targeted' strike

British jets fired missiles at a Syrian military base suspected of holding chemical weapons ingredients on Saturday in Britain's first military action against President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Prime Minister Theresa May said the "limited and targeted strike" was part of joint action with France and the United States in response to Syria's latest alleged chemical weapons atrocity.

Full Text: British Prime Minister May on military strike against Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday the British military had joined the United States and France in carrying out an attack on Syria to target its chemical weapons capability. Here is the full text of her statement: "This evening I have authorized British armed forces to conduct co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use. "We are acting together with our American and French allies.

Body of child found in Northern California river amid search for missing Valencia family
Body of child found in Northern California river amid search for missing Valencia family

A child's body has been found in a Northern California river, where a missing Valencia family's car is believed to be submerged.

Taiwan leader inspects navy as China prepares drills
Taiwan leader inspects navy as China prepares drills

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen reviewed military drills Friday ahead of planned war games by China amid rising tensions between the rivals.

Clashes erupt on Israel-Gaza border on third Friday of protests
Clashes erupt on Israel-Gaza border on third Friday of protests

Clashes erupted along the Gaza-Israel border as thousands of protesters gathered for a third consecutive Friday, AFP journalists said. Limited clashes between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli soldiers began in at least two places along the border, AFP reporters said, with larger protests expected after Friday Muslim prayers. At least eight Palestinians were wounded, the health ministry in Gaza said, with one shot in the head.

The Yankees And Red Sox Brawl Because That's How It Must Be
The Yankees And Red Sox Brawl Because That's How It Must Be

Now it's baseball season. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox just

Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense
Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented at taxpayer expense because he likely does not have the assets to pay a private lawyer for what will rapidly balloon into a multi-million dollar case, his public defenders told a judge Wednesday.

Nurse fired, arrested after patient dies at Texas hospital
Nurse fired, arrested after patient dies at Texas hospital

DALLAS (AP) - A former nurse who was fired last month from a Texas hospital has been charged with murder in the death of a patient last year and will likely face additional charges for hurting other patients in six other cases, police announced Wednesday.

The Aston Martin Vantage Is the Brand
The Aston Martin Vantage Is the Brand's Most Affordable Vehicle

Starting at $149,000, the Vantage is expected to be the British carmaker's best-selling model

As With Stephon Clark And Saheed Vassell, America Is A Danger To My Newborn Son
As With Stephon Clark And Saheed Vassell, America Is A Danger To My Newborn Son

A day after my son was born, Stephon Clark was killed by police.

Trump Tower fire in New York leaves pensioner dead and four firefighters injured
Trump Tower fire in New York leaves pensioner dead and four firefighters injured

A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause of Saturday's blaze is not yet known but the apartment was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived after 5:30 p.m. "It was a very difficult fire, as you can imagine," Nigro told reporters outside the building in midtown Manhattan. "The apartment is quite large." Todd Brassner, 67, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital and died a short time later, the New York Police Department said....

The Latest: Oklahoma teachers
The Latest: Oklahoma teachers' union issues new demand

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Latest on a walkout by Oklahoma teachers seeking more funding education funding from the Legislature (all times local):

2 killed when small plane crashes into storage container near Santa Paula, authorities say
2 killed when small plane crashes into storage container near Santa Paula, authorities say

Two people on board a small plane were killed when the aircraft crashed into a storage container in the Santa Paula area, authorities said.

Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes
Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised troops for "guarding the country's borders" after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead. The Israeli army said it opened fire only when necessary, against those taking an active part in violence. It said there were attempts to damage the fence and break through into Israel, as well as an attempted gun attack against troops.

The Latest: Mormons diversify leadership and make history
The Latest: Mormons diversify leadership and make history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on Mormon conference in Utah (all times local):

Trump says infrastructure plan may wait until after elections
Trump says infrastructure plan may wait until after elections

US President Donald Trump said Thursday his major infrastructure plan may not make it through Congress until after key midterm elections in November. "I don't think you're going to get Democrat support very much. Trump was in the state in the industrial heartland to tout his proposal to dedicate $200 billion in federal money as a way to attract private investment of "at least" $1.5 trillion, the White House said.

Relatives Mourn the Loss of Family of 4 Who Died While on Vacation in Mexico
Relatives Mourn the Loss of Family of 4 Who Died While on Vacation in Mexico

It s unclear what caused their deaths.

Heroic French officer Arnaud Beltrame dies after switching himself for hostage in France supermarket
Heroic French officer Arnaud Beltrame dies after switching himself for hostage in France supermarket

Gunman shot dead after taking hostages in Trebes, France Attacker named as petty criminal Redouane Lakdim, 26 At least two people killed in store and dozen more wounded Attacker also shot a driver in the head and stole his car Gunman 'shouted Allahu Akbar' and 'said he supported Isil' Military officer, 45, dies in hospital after swapping himself for hostage A French policeman shot by an Islamist gunman when he swapped himself for a hostage in a supermarket siege has died. Arnaud Beltrame, a lieutenant-colonel in the gendarmerie, was hailed a hero after the attacker - who killed four people in a shooting spree - was shot dead by police.  Mr Beltrame was among the...

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off
First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

The "Kangaroo Route" from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Saturday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records. Qantas' 14,498 kilometre (9,009-mile) journey from the southwestern city to London is the world's third-longest passenger flight, the Australian carrier said, and the first ever regular service to connect the two continents directly.

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