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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 5

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CHICAGO -- The state capitol building of the midwest U.S. state of Illinois was evacuated Monday afternoon due to a bomb threat, local media reported.

The State Capitol Tour Guide Office received a threatening call which forced the police to evacuate the building, a spokesman for the Illinois Secretary of State said. But no further details are released. (US Bomb Threat-Evacuation)

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DAMASCUS -- Israel launched a missile attack against a Syrian military base in the countryside of the capital Damascus on Monday night, the state news agency SANA reported.

The Syrian air defenses responded to the attack, destroying three of six missiles targeting the military base in the town of Jamraya, some 8 km northwest of Damascus, said the report. (Syria-Missile Attack)

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GENEVA -- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday called for a "humanitarian pause" to armed clashes and airstrikes in the Yemen capital of Sanaa that have recently killed dozens of people including civilians.

OCHA in a statement cited its Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, as saying, "I am extremely concerned at the continued violence in Sanaa city where armed clashes and airstrikes have continued unabated for the past days." (UN-Yemen-Violence)

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RABAT -- Three illegal migrants died when their boat sank off northern Morocco Monday, local media reported.

Meanwhile, 40 others were rescued in the boat accident, news site cited local authorities in the northern city of Larache as saying. (Morocco-Accident)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration's travel ban to take effect, impacting citizens of eight countries from entering the United States.

The ruling lifted restrictions imposed by lower courts on the travel ban, which bars all citizens of Syria, Iran, Chad, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as well as certain officials from Venezuela from entering the United States. (US-Travel Ban) Enditem