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More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550

ADEN - Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue.

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Comcast drops Time Warner Cable bid after antitrust pressure

- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market. | Video

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Gaps remain in probe of Baltimore man's death in police custody

BALTIMORE - An investigation into the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody is still trying to figure out what happened, the police commissioner said on Friday as the city braced for a major protest over the incident. | Video

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Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and triggering a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest. | Video

Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday.

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U.N. aid chief urges Syria sanctions, Jolie pleads for refugee help

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations aid chief on Friday urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law as special envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with council members to visit millions of Syrian refugees. | Video

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United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

MANILA - The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea.