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IRAN

Red Crescent sending food aid to North Korea

TEHRAN — Iran is planning to send more food aid to North Korea, where millions are suffering from malnourishment in the Stalinist state.

Iran’s semiofficial Fars News Agency this week reported that the head of Iran’s Red Crescent, Abolhassan Faghih, told an official of North Korean Red Cross that Iran will purchase food items including powdered milk from China and ship them to North Korea.

He said Iran also would send medical items and relief to North Korea. The two nations are allies, and both are under fire for their nuclear programs.

ISRAEL

Prime minister injured playing soccer with youths

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu injured his leg Monday playing soccer with Jewish and Arab youths, his office said.

Doctors diagnosed a tear in Mr. Netanyahu’s left hamstring muscle Monday and put his leg in a cast. His office said he was sent home to rest and returned to work Tuesday.

Mr. Netanyahu’s office said he was taking part in the game as part of an international project promoting Israeli tourism.

• From wire dispatches and staff reports