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Was it UFO? Missile test over Los Angeles makes people’s hair stand on end

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Los Angeles: Residents of Los Angeles could not believe their eyes on Sunday as they watched an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) zooming past over them.

Later, it was revealed that it was a missile test off the California coast but not before it sparked frenzy on social media, with #UFO, #comet and #navy trending, as flabbergasted people uploaded videos and pictures of a bright light illuminating the night skies.

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Shane Dawson, well known for his YouTube videos, tweeted

The San Diego Union-Tribune said the streaking light was visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona and authorities were reportedly flooded with calls.

However just when some were predicting the end of the world, officials cleared up the mystery.

“Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted [a] scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California,” Navy Commander Ryan Perry said in a statement.

“The tests were part of a scheduled, on-going system evaluation test.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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China’s Liu He To Travel To United States, Aims To Resolve Ongoing Trade War

The United States has long complained about access to the vast Chinese market and Beijing's demands U.S. companies reveal their technology advances.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, chats with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He during a photograph session after their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, June 3, 2018. (VOA)

China’s economic czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will travel to the United States later this month for the second round of negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing trade war between the global economic giants.

Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters in Beijing Thursday that Liu will visit Washington on January 30-31. He was invited by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

U.S. negotiators were optimistic after the first round of talks in Beijing last week that the two sides would be able to resolve tariff disputes that have upset global markets.

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Flags fly in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 1, 2019. VOA

The trade talks are the result of an agreement last month between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to stop the tit-for-tat tariff conflict between the two countries for 90 days starting on New Year’s Day.

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The United States has long complained about access to the vast Chinese market and Beijing’s demands U.S. companies reveal their technology advances.

If no deal is reached by March 2, U.S. tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods will rise from 10 percent to 25 percent. (VOA)