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Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded

SANAA - A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month.

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NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks

PARIS - The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks, according to a report by WikiLeaks.

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Four Israelis wounded in suspected Palestinian West Bank shooting

JERUSALEM - A gunman opened fire at a group of Israelis near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military said, in a suspected Palestinian drive-by attack.

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Israel blocks foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces boarded a boat leading a protest flotilla of foreign activists to the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Monday and forced it to sail to an Israeli port, the Israeli military said.

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After decade of disasters, U.N. shifts its Asia operations

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.

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In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

AMMAN/BEIRUT - Syria's foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war. | Video

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