SANAA - A suicide bomber and gunmen wearing army uniforms attacked Yemen's defense ministry, killing 52 people including foreign medical staff on Thursday, government sources said, in the worst single militant assault in Yemen in 18 months. | Video
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TRIPOLI - Gunmen shot dead an American teacher working in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday more than a year after Islamist militants stormed the U.S. consulate there, killing the U.S. ambassador and three others. | Video
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