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Yemen missile attack kills at least 70 soldiers: sources

Yemen missile attack kills at least 70 soldiers: sourcesAt least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a missile attack launched by Huthi rebels on a mosque in the central province of Marib, medical and military sources said Sunday. The Huthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in Marib — about 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of Sanaa — during evening prayers on Saturday, military sources told AFP.



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A survivor of the Kazakhstan plane crash that killed at least 12 said the aircraft was crushed 'like a tin can'

A survivor of the Kazakhstan plane crash that killed at least 12 said the aircraft was crushed 'like a tin can'Aslan Nazaraliyev told Sky News that the Bek Air plane started "swaying" and "vibrating" seconds after taking off from Almaty.



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A survivor of the Kazakhstan plane crash that killed at least 12 said the aircraft was crushed 'like a tin can'

A survivor of the Kazakhstan plane crash that killed at least 12 said the aircraft was crushed 'like a tin can'Aslan Nazaraliyev told Sky News that the Bek Air plane started "swaying" and "vibrating" seconds after taking off from Almaty.



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At Least 79 Dead in Truck Bomb Attack in Somalia’s Capital

At Least 79 Dead in Truck Bomb Attack in Somalia’s Capital(Bloomberg) — At least 79 people, many of them university students, died when a truck bomb exploded during rush hour at a busy intersection in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, according to the Associated Press and other news reports.An explosives-laden vehicle hit the taxation office near a junction in Mogadishu, Ahmed Abdi Hussein, a Somali police officer, told Bloomberg News by phone. Another police official said the target was Turkish engineers who were in a vehicle near the intersection, without elaborating on how he got the information.Two Turks were killed in the attack, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.At least 125 people were wounded and were being treated at nearby hospitals. The number of dead could exceed 100, Anadolu Agency said, quoting Ambassador Mehmet Yilmaz.The explosion took place at a checkpoint after police blocked the truck from entering the city, the Associated Press reported, citing the nation’s police chief.No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab last week said they carried out a car bombing that killed eight people in central Somalia and the group has been blamed for an October 2017 bombing that killed more than 500 people.Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed blamed al-Shabab for what he called a “heinous act of terror.”“This dark day has robbed our nation of dozens of innocent lives, the perpetrators of this heinous act of terror will never dim the spirits of the people of Somalia,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Let’s join hands in countering this evil in our midst. Let’s move fast and help out the survivors.”The U.S. embassy in Somalia, speaking on behalf of Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, sent its “deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims” in a Twitter message.The United Nations issued a statement on behalf of Secretary General Antonio Guterres that “strongly condemns” the attack and expressed condolences to the injured and families of the victims.“He stresses that the perpetrators of this horrendous crime must be brought to justice,” the UN said in the statement. “The Secretary-General reiterates the full commitment of the United Nations to support the people and Government of Somalia in their pursuit of peace and development.”The African nation is among the world’s poorest, and is struggling to rebuild after decades of civil war.(Updates death toll in first paragraph.)\–With assistance from Taylan Bilgic and Susan Decker.To contact the reporters on this story: Mohammed Omar Ahmed in Garowe at mahmed76@bloomberg.net;Mohamed Sheikh Nor in Mogadishu at msheikhnor@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at sadam2@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Matthew G. MillerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Photos show scenes of devastation after a plane carrying 98 people crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12

Photos show scenes of devastation after a plane carrying 98 people crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12The Bek Air flight from Almaty to Nusultan plunged into a building in the village of Almerek just after take-off on Friday, amid foggy conditions.



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Indonesia bus crash death toll up to at least 28

Indonesia bus crash death toll up to at least 28The number of people killed in a fatal bus crash in Indonesia has risen to 28 including eight children, police said Wednesday as a rescue team continued to search a river. The bus careered into a 150-metre (500-foot) ravine in South Sumatra province just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Monday and ended up in a river, according to police. Local police chief Dolly Gumara said on Wednesday another body was found late on Tuesday, adding up the death toll to 28 from earlier 27.



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At least 11 people have died in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine — a potent beverage about 4 times stronger than regular wine

At least 11 people have died in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine — a potent beverage about 4 times stronger than regular wineLambanog is made from distilled coconut sap and usually contains between 40% and 45% alcohol, making it much stronger than beer and regular wine.



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'A very cruel act': At least 15 horses were shot and killed in Kentucky, police say

'A very cruel act': At least 15 horses were shot and killed in Kentucky, police sayAuthorities are investigating after at least 15 horses were reportedly found fatally shot Tuesday near a strip mining site in Eastern Kentucky.



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Webcam live feed showed tourists inside New Zealand volcano right before it erupted and killed at least 5

Webcam live feed showed tourists inside New Zealand volcano right before it erupted and killed at least 5The webcam photograph was taken at 2:10 p.m. local time, just a minute before the eruption started. The fate of the people in the picture is unclear.



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Why a War with North Korea Is Still the Least Bad Option

Why a War with North Korea Is Still the Least Bad OptionShould North Korea conduct a long-range nuclear test, it is in this backdrop that war on the peninsula becomes thinkable. This is because a future in which North Korea expands its long-range nuclear arsenal to the point of invulnerability, no matter the provocation, is one that the United States simply cannot live with.



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