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Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi advance on Aden: residents

ADEN - Saudi-led air forces struck a convoy of Yemeni Houthi fighters advancing on Aden from the east on Saturday, residents said, and the Saudi navy evacuated diplomats from the southern port city. | Video

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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

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.

World, Tony Abbott 2:06am EDT

Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the case.

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President Xi says China should not focus on growth rate only

BOAO, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the country should not focus on its economic growth rate only, reiterating China's push for a more sustainable, higher-quality expansion.

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Jury clears top Silicon Valley firm of gender bias, retaliation

SAN FRANCISCO - Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world. | Video

Four Iraqi soldiers killed fighting with Islamic State in Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Islamic State militants in Tikrit overnight as they advanced slowly into the city, a Sunni jihadist bastion, in the wake of coalition air strikes, a security official said.