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A bomb damaged a section of Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline on Friday, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said, causing a crude oil spill around the site of the explosion.

The bombing, the eighteenth on the pipeline this year, occurred in the rural municipality of Saravena, in the province of Arauca near the border with Venezuela.

“The attack caused a rupture in the tubing and a spill of crude on the ground and into vegetation. Some of the oil was contained in the crater made by the bomb,” Ecopetrol said in a statement.

Read more: Reuters

Houthi-run Masirah TV said on Tuesday that the Yemeni rebel group had launched a drone attack on Najran airport in Saudi Arabia which caused a fire to break out at the facility.

The airport is located in the city of Najran on the Saudi-Yemen border, an area that has repeatedly been targeted by Houthi rebels.

Saudi government spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the Houthis "had tried to target" a civilian site in Najran and there would be a "strong deterrent" to such attacks.

Read more: Deutsche Welle

If you live or work near one of South Florida’s ocean ports don’t be alarmed by all the emergency activity overnight Wednesday, officials said.

Port Everglades, PortMiami and the Port of Palm Beach will be taking part in the regional Operation Heat Shield III anti-terrorism exercise designed to coordinate emergency response efforts in the wake of potential attacks targeting ports, but it’s only a drill, law enforcement agencies said.

Read more: Sun Sentinel

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say their drone assault on Saudi Arabia was meant to send a message to the kingdom to “stop your aggression” on Yemen.

The spokesman of the rebels, Mohammed Abdel-Salam, says the Houthis launched a series of drone attacks on Tuesday on the kingdom.

He told The Associated Press: “This is a message to Saudi Arabia, stop your aggression.”

Abdel-Salam also says: “Our goal is to respond to the crimes they are committing every day against the Yemeni people.”

Read more: AP

French officials say medical staff narrowly averted “a catastrophe” after May Day demonstrators reportedly stormed a Paris hospital and attempted to force their way into an intensive care unit.

About 50 protesters – some wearing gilets jaunes (yellow vests) and others with masks – entered the hospital after the admission of a riot police officer who was hit in the face by a paving stone towards the end of a traditional union-led 1 May march.

Staff at the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital said they stopped a group of protesters entering the emergency ward, but other intruders smashed computers and damaged equipment.

Read more: The Guardian