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US and Russia defence officials hold video conference

The Pentagon says defense officials from the America and Russia held a 90-minute video conference call to discuss safe flight operations over Syria.

The discussions were professional and focused narrowly on the implementation of specific safety procedures.

Progress was made during the talks, and the US agreed to another discussion with Russia in the near future.

– Department of Defense statement
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Three generations of a family feared dead in Irish fire

Rescue workers have been unable to reach some of the bodies trapped after a fire swept through a traveller site in Dublin.

Five children are feared to be among the dead, which includes a mother, father and their five year old baby. All of the victims belonged to two families.

Emergency services have confirmed that ten people died in the incident, which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

ITV News' Peter Smith reports:


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N Korea showcases arsenal at 70th anniversary parade

Showcasing a nation that's in a world of its own, the shuttered North Korea drew the curtains wide open today for everyone to witness its arsenal.

Armed soldiers paraded and huge lines of military equipment were shown off during a celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Worker's Party. North Koreans heralded their dictator like a God.

"The Korean army is ready to aggressive wars waged by the U.S." leader Kim Jong-Un proclaimed.

ITV News' Lucy Watsonreports from Pyongyang:

Australia beats Wales 15-6 in World Cup pool match

Australia has beaten Wales 15-6 in the Rugby World Cup pool A match.

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Australia spent seven minutes of the second period down to 13 men after scrum half Will Genia and lock Dean Mum were both yellow-carded, but managed an impressive defeat despite the disadvantage in numbers.

Bernard Foley scored all 15 points leading Australia to finish top of Pool A.

Wales will now face South Africa in the quarter finals next weekend after suffering their 11th successive defeat against Australia.

Wales captain Sam Warburton felt his players could not have done any more, and gave credit to the Wallabies.

He told ITV: "We threw absolutely everything at Australia. I think you've got to give them a lot of credit in defence - in their 22 they were outstanding. We backed ourselves to go for the try and we couldn't get it.

"But I'm so proud of the guys. We threw everything at them and I couldn't ask any more from our players."

Watch highlights of the match on our dedicated Rugby World Cup site.

Heseltine: Lord Howe's tenacity 'borne of conviction'

Lord Heseltine has said that Lord Howe's tenacity was "borne of conviction" as he paid tribute to the former chancellor.

Lord Heseltine said: "He was a rock. Geoffrey made up his mind - there was a tenacity about him borne of conviction.

"The other Geoffrey was infinitely patient, and he was a strategic thinker, in terms of our relationship with China."


Turkey's HDP party says 97 dead after Ankara bombings

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) says the death toll in twin bomb attacks on an activists' rally in the capital Ankara has risen to 97.

Earlier today the country's Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu told reporters that 86 people had been killed and 186 wounded, 28 of whom were in intensive care.

Cameron: Lord Howe a 'deep thinker' with 'huge courage'

David Cameron paid tribute to Lord Howe saying he was a "deep thinker" with" huge courage".

The Prime Minister said: "He leaves a great legacy because although he was a quiet and gentle man he was also a deep thinker and had huge courage. And in those early Thatcher Government's he was in many ways the quiet hero."

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