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Behind the scenes of an air strike, aboard the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, in the Gulf.
North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.
The US is celebrating American football as the 50th Superbowl takes place in Santa Clara.
It is fruit warfare in Ivrea as townsfolk throw one juicy party
Armed police in the Republic of Ireland are manning checkpoints in a bid to prevent retaliation for the murder of a man at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin.
The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss its response to North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.