Yemen damage by Saudi airstrikes, Dec. 5, 2017
Yemen damage by Saudi airstrikes, Dec. 5, 2017

SANAA — At least 40 people were killed or wounded late on Sunday when air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding ceremony in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, local authorities said.
“This is an initial toll of the dead and injured collected from several hospitals until now, and a dozen of the injured are in critical condition,” senior health official Mohammed al-Ashwal told Xinhua by phone. (Saudi Arabia-Yemen-Casualty)
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ASUNCION — Mario Abdo Benitez, the candidate from Paraguay’s ruling Colorado Party, won the presidential election on Sunday, data released by the country’s election tribunal showed.
According to results released by the Superior Court of Electoral Justice of Paraguay, Abdo Benitez garnered 46.44 percent of the votes after 99.67 percent of ballots were counted. (Paraguay-President-Election)
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TRIPOLI — The Libyan navy said Sunday that it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 283 others off the country’s western coast in separate operations.
“A coast guard patrol recovered the bodies of 11 illegal migrants and rescued 83 others who were on a rubber boat about 5 miles (8 km) off Sabratha coast,” spokesman Ayob Qassem told Xinhua. (Libya-Migrants-Rescue)
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KABUL — At least 16 Afghan security force members were killed in two separate attacks in the country’s western province of Badghis Sunday night, reported local media Tolo News TV on Monday.
The victims included nine army soldiers and seven police personnel, according to the report. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attacks. (Afghan-Death-Taliban) Enditem


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