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Al Qaeda's No. 2 man in Yemen, Said al-Shihri, once emerged from the aftermath of drone strikes in the past to lambast the CIA for trying to kill him.

Now, it has been confirmed, US forces have finally struck their target. A message on jihadi websites announced al-Shihri's death Tuesday. It was purportedly posted by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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Welcome to Wednesday, where Russia intensifies its bombing campaign in eastern Ukraine, BoJo’s troubles deepen as two top ministers resign and Japan offers some yummy incentive to voters. Meanwhile, news website Livy Bereg has a rare in-depth, no-holds-barred interview with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

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