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April 19, 2017 5:20 AM As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia for training

It was even farther away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda Strait and then into the Indian Ocean, as North Korea displayed what appeared to be new missiles at a parade and staged a failed missile test. The US military's Pacific Command explained on Tuesday that the strike group first had to complete a shorter-than-initially planned period of training 48

April 19, 2017 3:43 AM US 'armada' headed away from N Korea

A US aircraft carrier and other warships did not sail towards North Korea - but went in the opposite direction, it has emerged. The US Navy said on 8 April that Carl Vinson strike group was headed towards the Korean peninsula, as a deterrence measure. But the group was actually father away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda Strait into the Indian 33

April 19, 2017 12:26 AM Trump SCRAMBLES fighter jets to intercept Russian BOMBERS near ALASKA as tensions escalate

THE US has intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace just off the Alaskan coasts as tensions between the two superpowers continue to deteriorate. After a number of officials announced the escalation of relations between the US and Russia, Washington's military showed its strength in a missile showdown. According to the Pentagon, Trump's 33

April 18, 2017 11:09 PM Australians provide help after gas attack on Iraqi troops

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australian troops provided help after the Islamic State group attacked Iraqi government troops with some type of gas in western Mosul, Australia's prime minister said on Wednesday. Joint Operation Command in Iraq spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool told The Associated Press that six soldiers suffered breathing problems from the attack 23

April 18, 2017 9:11 PM US national security adviser meets with Modi in first key meeting in India since Trump administration began

President Donald Trump's national security adviser discussed the situation in Afghanistan with India's prime minister on Tuesday, nearly a week after the U.S. military dropped a massive non-nuclear bomb in the country that it said killed 95 militants. HR McMaster's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the first visit by a Trump administration 24

April 18, 2017 8:16 PM Remember the U.S. aircraft carrier sent to scare North Korea? It's still 3,500 miles away

Carrier strike group wasn't headed to Korean peninsula, despite Trump's saber-rattling An aircraft carrier strike group that the Trump administration had said was headed toward North Korea in a powerful show of force has instead spent the last week thousands of miles away – and heading in the opposite direction. Adm. Harry Harris, who heads U.S. Pacific 35

April 18, 2017 7:46 PM Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's prime minister on Tuesday called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will give sweeping new powers to the office of the president, but the main opposition party formally requested to have the vote voided. Sunday's vote gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp a narrow win for constitutional 34

April 18, 2017 7:09 PM Daddy's little girl! Touching moment Marine dad joined his four-year-old daughter for a suprise tea party

One military dad ended up having a special tea party alongside his four-year-old daughter as part of a photo shoot in the middle of the woods. Ashley and her father, Kevin Porter, 28, who is a U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor, were photographed in Oceanside, California enjoying a unique tea for two. Everything was simply perfect: the cups of tea with pink flowers 26

April 18, 2017 10:00 AM 'We are with you 100%': Mike Pence vows to stand by Japan in the face of 'provocations' from China and North Korea as he continues tour of Asia

US Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the United States stands '100 per cent' behind its anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks from North Korea's nuclear program. Pence struck a stern tone as he began talks with Abe and other Japanese leaders after arriving at a US naval base from South Korea 33

April 17, 2017 9:42 PM One dead and two injured after US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashes on to Maryland golf course

One person has died and two are injured after a US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on to a Maryland golf course on Monday. The UH60 Blackhawk crashed on to the green at the Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown at 1.37pm on Monday afternoon. It belongs to Fort Belvoir, a US Army base 70 miles away in Virginia. One of its crew died and two others are in serious 23