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World News Briefing: Korea tests weapons – Brazil sends planes to Amazon fires – Israeli drones crash in Beirut & Iran minister’s surprise G7 appearance  

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In today’s briefing update, North Korea test-fires a ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher’. It’s the 7th test in just one month. 

 Amazon fires: Brazil sends troops and two aircraft to fight the fires.

Hezbollah chief says they will down Israeli drones in Lebonese skies hours after two crash in Beirut.

Iranian Minister, Zarif, makes a surprise appearance at G7 leaving the USA blindsided. 

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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KOREA TEST-FIRES ‘SUPER LARGE MULTIPLE ROCKET LAUNCHER’

Arab News says North Korea test-fired a super large multiple rocket launcher into the sea, late on Saturday. The test North Korea tests more weaponsmakes it the seventh test in a month as talks to scrap their nuclear arsenal struggles to make progress. The weapon tested was reportedly a newly developed “super-large multiple rocket launcher”. Kim Jong-Un oversaw the test and called the device a “great weapon”. It has been reported Kim Jong-Un said North Korea must up its development of weapons to counter the “ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of hostile forces.”

Read the full story on Arab News

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AMAZON FIRES: BRAZIL SENDS IN TROOPS & AIRCRAFTS

France 24 reports on Sunday, Brazil deployed two aircrafts to douse fires destroying parts of the Amazon rainforest. The planes have started to drop thousands of litres of water as hundreds of new blazes were ignited. There has been a brazil sends planes and troops to fight Amazon firesglobal uproar over the fires. Experts say increased land clearing during the months-long dry season aggravated the problem this year. “It gets worse every year – this year, the smoke has been really serious,” Deliana Amorim told AFP. Seven states have requested the army’s help in the Amazon, where more than 43,000 troops are based and available to combat fires.

Read the full story on France 24

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TWO ISRAELI DRONES CRASH IN BEIRUT

Aljazeera reports the leader of the Hezbollah movement has said two Israeli drones that fell over the southern suburbs two Israeli drones crash in beirutof Beirut were on a “suicide mission.” Adding, Hezbollah will do what it takes to prevent Israel from sending more drone to Beirut. “Hezbollah will not allow such an aggression,” he said on Sunday. “The time when Israeli aircraft come and bombard parts of Lebanon is over.” His speech came hours after a drone crashed into the Lebanese capital. A second drone exploded in the air. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said: “The new aggression…constitutes a threat to regional stability and an attempt to push the situation towards further tension.”

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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IRAN MINISTER MAKES SURPRISE G7 APPEARANCE LEAVING THE US BLINDSIDED

NBC News says The White House was blindsided by the surprise appearance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Iranian Minister's surprise g7 appearanceJavid Zarif on Sunday. Zarif was in the coastal French town where President Trump and other world leaders are meeting. A senior administration official made clear the president was not caught off guard by Zarif’s arrival in Biarritz but his aides were not impressed with the French invitation. When asked about Zarif’s surprise appearance, President Trump said he had no comment. Zarif arrived in Biarritz at the invitation of the French foreign minister “to continue talks” between Iranian and French governments.

Read the full story on NBC News

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World News Briefing: Korea tests weapons – Brazil sends planes to Amazon fires – Israeli drones crash in Beirut & Iran minister’s surprise G7 appearance  
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