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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 and the United Nations pulled out international staff on Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. | Video

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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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Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture: paper

BERLIN - The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner, killing 150 people, had told his girlfriend he was planning a spectacular gesture so "everyone will know my name", a German daily said on Saturday. | Video

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.

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Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

ROME/SEATTLE - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. | Video

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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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Angie's List halts expansion over Indiana law seen targeting gays

- The company behind the Angie's List business-rating website on Saturday put on hold a planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters over a new Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people.