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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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At least 15 dead in Somalia hotel attack, militants say end siege

MOGADISHU - The death toll from an attack by al Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital rose to at least 15, police said, and the attackers said they had ended the overnight siege that was punctuated by loud explosions.

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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.

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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

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Iranian negotiator denies discussion of 2-3 page nuclear deal: IRNA

DUBAI - A member of Iran's negotiating team at ongoing nuclear talks in Switzerland denied reports that the two sides are closing in a 2- to 3-page preliminary accord, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.