US faces 'Munich moment' on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Democrat congressmen that they face a "Munich moment" as they weigh-up whether to approve strikes on Syria.

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Large explosion after warplane flies over Damascus

A Syrian warplane overflies Damascus and seconds later there is a large explosion and a plume of smoke on the edge of the city.

There have been many deep missile explosions this morning.

The explosions in Damascus are not extraordinary - a warplane overflying is less common but the Syrian military has never stopped the offensive here.

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