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Yemen airport blasts kill 13 as new government arrives

At least 13 people are killed as explosions rock Yemen's Aden airport moments after a new unity government flies in, in what some officials describe as a "cowardly" attack by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. Although all government ministers were reported to be unharmed, more than 50 people were wounded in the southern city, with the casuality toll feared likely to rise.

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