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Strange goings-on are happening [in / up] the skies above North America. This month, US fighter jets have [shot / shoot] down four UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) in US and Canadian airspace. Officials said the [subjects / objects] were balloons that were causing a [dangerous / danger] to airplanes. They were flying at an [attitude / altitude] of around 40,000 feet (12,200 metres). The White House said yesterday [that / what] there were no signs the objects were linked to alien [living / life] . National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said: "I don't think the American people [necessary / need] to worry about aliens with respect to [them / these] crafts." Earlier in the week, a US official said aliens could not be counted [out / in] as a possible explanation for the balloons.

The balloon saga has created tit-for-tat exchanges [between / among] the USA and China. US officials [suspect / suspicious] the balloons were being used for [spy / spying] . However, they have no proof [to / of] this. Rescue teams have gathered debris [from / as] the balloons off the US coast. Experts are currently looking at the [electricity / electronics] they have found. China said the balloons were for tracking [weather / whether] patterns. It has denied they were spy balloons. Beijing has claimed that US high-altitude balloons have [flown / flying] in China's airspace without permission more than ten times [in / on] the past year. The White House said this was untrue. A balloon shooting in early February resulted [on / in] US Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelling a visit to China.

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