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Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Jan. 1st: Iran-backed militiamen withdraw from U.S. Embassy; Tight security for Jewish religious event near NYC; Netanyahu seeks immunity from prosecution; More celebrations mark start of 2020.

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US Embassy attack boosts US-Iran tensions

Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, angered over deadly U.S. airstrikes targeting the Iran-backed militia. (Dec. 31)

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Protesters in Iraq attack US Embassy

Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. This follows deadly U.S. airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters of an Iran-backed militia in Iraq. (Dec. 31)

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US says air strikes on Iran-backed group “successful” | AFP

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says air strikes against a pro-Iran militant group in Iraq and Syria have succeeded.

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Who controls what in Yemen | AFP Animé

Updated videographic locating Yemen showing areas of the country controlled by rival forces. Impoverished Yemen has been mired in a devastating conflict since Iran-backed rebels seized the capital Sanaa five years ago.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Risk of famine in Yemen | AFP Animé

Videographic showing areas of Yemen threatened with famine. Impoverished Yemen has been mired in a devastating conflict since Iran-backed rebels seized the capital Sanaa five years ago.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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