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Yemen urges ground intervention to save country: letter to U.N

UNITED NATIONS - Yemen urged the international community "to quickly intervene by land forces to save" the country, specifically in the cities of Aden and Taiz, according to a letter sent to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

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British rivals still tied in last hours of election campaign

LONDON - A late burst of opinion polls suggested on Wednesday that Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour challenger Ed Miliband had fought each other to a standstill on the eve of Britain's most unpredictable election in a generation. | Video

4:34pm EDT

King's changes make Saudi policy less predictable

RIYADH - Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing constraints on the monarch and making the conservative kingdom's strategic positions less predictable.

Saudi Arabia 6:23am EDT

Erdogan, Turkish Cypriot leader urge Greek Cypriots to step up peace efforts

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the newly elected north Cypriot leader said on Wednesday that renewed peace talks between Cyprus's estranged Turkish and Greek communities could lead to a solution this year if the Greek side shows more commitment.

Greece 4:40pm EDT

Forces loyal to Libya's official government claim they shot down rival war plane

TRIPOLI - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government said that on Wednesday they had shot down a war plane belonging to a rival administration controlling Tripoli.

United Nations, Libya 4:13pm EDT

EU seeks UN approval to seize migrant boats, Russia against destruction

UNITED NATIONS - Europe is seeking United Nations Security Council approval to seize boats used to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya, though diplomats said Russia has signaled it would not allow destruction of the vessels.

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