Main news of August 10



* 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


* 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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