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Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden

ADEN - Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. | Video

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Greek PM Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds.

World, Greece 5:39pm EDT

Defense moves into spotlight in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON - The Boston Marathon bombing trial shifts sharply in tone next week when prosecutors rest their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and turn proceedings over to his lawyers, who have already admitted he planted explosives at the finish line in April 2013.

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Somalia hotel siege ends, 14 dead: government

MOGADISHU - A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday.

World, United Nations 7:59am EDT

Crowds swell to bid farewell to Singapore's founder Lee ahead of funeral

SINGAPORE - Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday to bid farewell to former leader Lee Kuan Yew in an unprecedented wave of sympathy after authorities had to temporarily suspend queues overnight to manage surging crowds. | Video

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Los Angeles train hits car on tracks and derails, 21 hurt

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that turned in front of it near the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, derailing into a major thoroughfare and injuring 21 people, two of them seriously. | Video

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U.S., allies target Islamic State in Tikrit, other Iraqi cities

WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq during a 24-hour period, with eight strikes near militant-held Tikrit, the U.S. military said on Saturday.