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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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Several U.S. probes likely of drone strikes that killed hostages

WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency's Inspector General will conduct what could be the first of several investigations into the CIA drone strikes that killed American and Italian hostages and two U.S.-born al Qaeda militants, U.S. government sources said on Friday.

U.S., World, Italy 24 Apr 2015

Weak U.S. business spending data hints at sluggish growth rebound

WASHINGTON - U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy was struggling to rebound from a recent soft patch.

24 Apr 2015

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans

BRUSSELS/SKOPJE - British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy. | Video

World, Libya, United Nations 24 Apr 2015

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

YEREVAN - Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide. | Video

World, Germany 24 Apr 2015

In Iowa for Faith & Freedom, Republican contenders face tricky balance

DES MOINES, Iowa - When the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition plays host to nine Republican White House hopefuls this weekend, the conservative Christian group will simply be pursuing its stated mission to "take back our state and country."

Politics, U.S. 24 Apr 2015

Indiana university cleared after report of armed person

- An Indiana university gave the all clear early on Saturday after being locked down for several hours over a reported armed person, possibly with explosives, near the school's administration building, officials said.

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Buildings collapse, at least two killed as 7.9 quake hits Nepal, India: witnesses

NEW DELHI - An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude, and only 2 km deep, struck east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday causing buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said.