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Group says 5 more years of war in Yemen will cost $29b aid
AP, Cairo
An international relief group says another five years of fighting in Yemen will cost as much as $29 billion just to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid - more than the entire annual humanitarian budget globally.
Monday's report by the International Rescue Committee says that with the current rate of aid, it will take 20 years to return Yemen to pre-conflict levels of child hunger.

Airstrike on Syrian rebel-held town kills 10
AP, Beirut
Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike on a market in a rebel-held town in the country's northwest has killed at least 10 civilians.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday's airstrike on the market in Maaret al-Numan killed 10 and wounded others. The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective that covers rebel-held areas in northern Syria also said 10 civilians were killed and dozens were wounded.

Joe Sestak drops out of 2020 US
Presidential race
AFP, Washington
And then there was one fewer: Joe Sestak, a long-shot candidate for the Democratic Party presidential mantle in 2020, withdrew from the race Sunday.
"A moral compass for our great ship of state is the beacon most needed today. And it is for the Captain of State who offers it that all Americans will provide the fair winds and following seas to advance us," Sestak, a retired Navy officer, said on Twitter.

Tunisian bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24
AFP, Ain Snoussi
At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on Sunday, in one of the country's worst road accidents.
The bus had set off from Tunis to the picturesque northern mountain town of Ain Draham, a popular autumn destination for Tunisians near the Algerian border, the tourism ministry said.

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