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* Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said at a South American summit in Quito on Monday that the presence of U.S. servicemen in Colombia could provoke a war

* Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai instructed the country's police force on Monday to prevent a march through Budapest by neo-Nazis, the Index website said

* Hamas hopes to resolve all its disputes with Fatah before inter-Palestinian talks scheduled for August 25, Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar said in Cairo

* Ten people, including two police officers, were killed on Monday as Taliban militants and security forces clashed near the Afghan capital of Kabul, a spokesman for the governor of the Logar Province said

* A typhoon and a tropical storm have killed at least 34 people and caused massive damage across the Pacific region, Asian media reported

* North Korea said on Monday it will closely watch the international reaction on South Korea's planned launch of a carrier rocket with a satellite on board following criticism of a similar launch conducted by Pyongyang

* Israel's air force destroyed on Monday a Palestinian smugglers' tunnel connecting Egypt and the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces' press service said

* At least 12 people have died in torrential rains and floods in western Japan which was hit by typhoon Etau, the Kyodo News agency said on Monday citing local police

* Two truck bombings left at least 25 people dead in north Iraq's Mosul, and another 16 people were killed by two car bombs in Baghdad on Monday, international media reported

RUSSIA

* More than 500,000 people are expected to visit the MAKS-2009 air show outside Moscow on August 18-23, the organizers said

* Russia's president said on Monday he had submitted a bill to parliament on the procedure for sending troops to fight outside the country's borders

* The president of the south Russian republic of Ingushetia, who survived an assassination attempt in June, was released from a Moscow hospital

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