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Ethiopian conflict: Tigray admits firing missiles at Eritrea

Ethiopian conflict: Tigray admits firing missiles at Eritrea

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Tigray's leader has admitted it fired missiles at the capital of neighbouring Eritrea, in another escalation of the fighting in Ethiopia.Earlier, at least three rockets appeared to have been aimed the airport in the Eritrean capital Asmara, hours after the Tigray regional government warned it might attack. The attacks on an international target represent another dangerous escalation of the conflict in one of Africa's most populous nations, after fighting broke out on 4 November.On Saturday, two other rockets were reported to have hit Ethiopia's Amhara state, after earlier allegations of attacks on reportedly ethnic Amhara people in Tigray.In the tweet, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded by saying those committing crimes "against humanity and peace will be held accountable". ...
Football betting tips: Liverpool to move eight points clear of Man City, Kane to outscore West Brom, Werner will keep firing for Chelsea

Football betting tips: Liverpool to move eight points clear of Man City, Kane to outscore West Brom, Werner will keep firing for Chelsea

Sports
The Premier League takes a break after this weekend – and we’re hoping for goals galore before international football takes over. Here are our top betting tips and predictions for three of the top-flight games taking place over the next 48 hours, including a monster clash on Sunday. Chelsea vs Sheffield United – Saturday, 5.30pm (LIVE on talkSPORT) A new goalkeeper seems to have made all the difference for Chelsea. There was strong criticism in the early part of the season over the Blues’ defensive abilities under Frank Lampard after they shipped three goals to both West Brom and Southampton. But Edouard Mendy’s arrival from Rennes has helped sparked a turnaround and they now look formidable at the back, keeping five clean sheets on the spin for the first time since October 2010. Chelsea a
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. hypersonic missiles can strike within six inches of a target after traveling thousands of miles at Mach 5 or faster, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. Speaking to a conference of the U.S. Association of the Army on Tuesday, McCarthy referred to a Mar. 19 test of the missile, which was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. It flew at hypersonic speed, defined as five or more times the speed of sound, before striking its "designated impact point," the Army said. Advertisement "Hypersonic missiles are hitting their targets with a variance of only a mere 6 inches," McCarthy said on Tuesday. His comments came a week after Russia announced the successful test-firing of its Zircon hypersonic missile, striking a target 300 miles away after travelin...

Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria

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Syrian state media says the country's air defenses are responding to a missiles attack from inside IsraelByThe Associated PressDecember 22, 2019, 10:12 PM2 min readBEIRUT -- Syrian air defenses opened fire Sunday night on missiles fired from inside Israel, state media reported. Syrian state TV gave no further details but residents of Damascus said explosions could be heard near the capital. State TV said one of the Israeli missiles was shot down near the Damascus suburb of Aqraba. There was also no immediate comment from Israel. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitoring group that has activists around the country, said the missile attack targeted Iranian and Syrian military positions near Damascus. There were no immediate reports on casualties. I...