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Fighting and air strikes across Yemen; dialogue remains distant

ADEN - Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader's last major foothold in the country.

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Major 7.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued

SYDNEY - A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.

Africa 29 Mar 2015

Egypt lists top Brotherhood leader, 17 others as terrorists: state media

CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor has listed the Muslim Brotherhood's leader and 17 other top members of the group as terrorists, state media said on Sunday, part of a sustained crackdown by the authorities on Islamists.

Egypt 29 Mar 2015

Air Canada plane landed short, hit antennas in Halifax accident

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short of the runway and hit an antenna array, losing its landing gear, safety officials said. | Video

29 Mar 2015

Sarkozy wins French local elections; far right makes limited gains

PARIS - The far-right National Front made only limited gains in French local elections won by a wide margin on Sunday by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives and their centrist allies. | Video

29 Mar 2015

Elderly women in Tanzania fear spate of murderous witch hunts

TABORA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A blood-stained machete outside a mud-walled shack in a remote Tanzanian village is a reminder of how Pili Kidawa narrowly escaped death after coming under attack from a mob of angry villagers accusing her of being a witch.

United Nations 29 Mar 2015

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