Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

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(US-Syria) (Audio: 133)

American Defence Secretary James Mattis says there are no reports of U-S losses in a series of airstrikes on Syria Friday night.

President Donald Trump earlier announced the joint campaign -- with the U-K and France -- against the regime of Bashar Assad.

Trump says the airstrikes were launched in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack last week.

The defence secretary says the airstrikes targeted several sites that helped provide Assad's ability to create chemical weapons.

Mattis says the Pentagon will provide more information on the attack Saturday. (20)

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(Cda-Syria)

Canada fully supports the U-S, Britain and France in launching airstrikes against Syria.

Shortly after the strikes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement condemning the use of chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta, where more than 40 people were killed and 500 injured -- many of them children -- on April 7th.

He said "Canada supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people."

Trudeau is currently attending the Summit of the Americas in Peru. (20)

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(Trump-Comey-Book) (Audio: 112)

Donald Trump has some choice words for James Comey as the fired ex-F-B-I director begins promoting his memoir ''A Higher Loyalty.''

The U-S president took to twitter to say Comey is -- in his words -- an ''untruthful slime ball'' who should be prosecuted for leaking classified information.

Trump tweets: ''It was my great honour to fire him.''

Comey's new book compares Trump to an unethical Mafia don who demands loyalty and twists facts to serve his purpose. (20)

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(HKO-Sask-Bus-Crash-Herold)

Funerals will be held Saturday for three more victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Head coach Darcy Haugan (HOH'-gun) will be remembered at the community's hockey arena. …

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