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Israeli warplanes have fired a number of missiles towards Damascus, triggering Syrian air defence that shot down most of them, according to state media reports.

"The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport," SANA news agency cited a military source as saying. The attack took place at 11:15pm (21:15 GMT), it said.

The state news agency also quoted a transport ministry source as saying that the airport was running normally.

Syrian state media broadcast footage of what it said were the air defences firing, with bright lights seen shooting across the night sky. Explosions were heard in one of the videos.
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Six Iranian migrants are found on the Kent coast as the home secretary cuts short a holiday to deal with the issue.


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Two of President Donald Trump’s top Cabinet members, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have expressed grave concern over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing a week ago after entering the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul.

The president, however, has struck a different tone.

“I don't like hearing about it, and hopefully that will sort itself out,” Trump said Monday, adding that he was “concerned” about the fate of Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who has recently been critical of the kingdom’s leadership.

According to reports in multiple outlets, Turkish intelligence believes Khashoggi was killed by the Saudi government. Yet, despite his access to sensitive intelligence information, Trump told reporters Tuesday he had no special insight into the situation.
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Fear grows for people in rebel-held parts of Idlib ahead of what may be one of the war's last major battles.
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The death toll from coordinated attacks by Islamic State fighters on a usually peaceful southern Syrian city and surrounding countryside has climbed to 216, a local health official said Thursday, in the worst violence to hit the area since the country’s conflict began.

Mass funerals were held in the city of Sweida on Thursday, a day after the wave of attacks that began in the early hours of the mourning and lasted for hours. The city was the scene of several suicide bombings, including one at a busy vegetable market that left a scene of devastation and set in motion the coordinated assaults.
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The BBC has copies of texts and voicemails revealing Qatar’s tortuous negotiations to free kidnapped royals.
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After regularly losing to LeBron James in OKC, Kevin Durant has dominated with the Warriors. Flipping the script won't be easy for James.
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Rafael Nadal opened his Madrid Open campaign with a dominant 6-3 6-1 victory against Gael Monfils to maintain his perfect clay court campaign this season.
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Sadio Mane's early goal to break the deadlock against Roma saw the Senegal international write his name into the Champions League record books, alongside his two striking partners in crime.
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The US president blames Russia, Iran and "Animal Assad", saying there will be a "big price to pay".
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LeBron James broke Michael Jordan's mark for double-digit scoring in consecutive games, doing so for the 867th time Friday night with an emphatic first-quarter slam dunk against the visiting Pelicans.
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A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.
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Russia and Saudi Arabia are seeking ways to amplify the success they’ve had working together to manage the oil market by reaching new energy agreements, including one on liquefied natural gas.