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Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa overnight, after dawn: residents

SANAA - Warplanes struck Yemen's capital Sanaa overnight and after daybreak on Monday, residents said, on the fifth day of a campaign by Saudi-led forces against Houthi forces opposed to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart. | Video

World, Russia, United Nations 29 Mar 2015

Two missing men likely found amid NYC gas explosion rubble: fire official

NEW YORK - Two bodies found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, were believed to be those of two unaccounted for men, the city's top fire official said. | Video

29 Mar 2015

Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes

WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq 29 Mar 2015

Western banks axed 59,000 jobs last year, more cuts to come in Europe

LONDON - Top European and U.S. banks axed 59,000 jobs last year as they restructured and cut costs, with headcount expected to shrink further in Europe as bosses strive to improve profitability that has been hit hard by tougher regulation.

29 Mar 2015

Sarkozy wins French local elections; far right makes limited gains

PARIS - The far-right National Front made only limited gains in French local elections won by a wide margin on Sunday by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives and their centrist allies. | Video

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New York state lawmakers reach budget deal

NEW YORK - New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement.