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Suicide bomber kills 45 soldiers in Yemen

A suicide bomber has killed 45 Yemini solders and wounded at least 50 others in the southern city port of Aden.

The attacker allegedly blew himself up as the troops were waiting to collect their salaries.

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have repeatedly claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on troops in the area, which is under the internationally recognised government in exile in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom intervened in Yemen's civil war in March 2015 in a bit to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement from the capital Sanaa.

However despite thousands of airstrikes, they have failed to dislodge the group.

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict that has sparked a humanitarian crisis on the country.

John Kerry urges Russia 'show a little grace' in talks

John Kerry. Credit: PA

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to "show a little grace" in talks aimed at enabling civilians and fighters to leave the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

American and Russian officials will meet in Geneva later on Saturday to try and broker a deal.

After a meeting in Paris with countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he told reporters: "Fighters ... don't trust that if they agreed to leave to try to save Aleppo that it will save Aleppo and they will be unharmed and free to move where they are not immediately attacked.

"Russia and Assad have a moment where they are in a dominant position to show a little grace."

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