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Yemen’s other conflicts simmer in city once held by al-Qaida

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Mukalla, Dec 3 (AP) - Two years after al-Qaida militants withdrew from Yemen's eastern city of Mukalla, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates patrol the streets in armored vehicles, driving past secessionist murals and keeping an eye out for jihadi sleeper cells.
The city on the Gulf of Aden, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the front lines of the devastating war with Houthi rebels, offers a glimpse at the other conflicts simmering in Yemen, which threaten to boil over even...
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Thousands protest in Dublin over deteriorating housing issue

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Dublin, Dec 2 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people took to the streets in the Irish capital Dublin on Saturday after-noon to protest over the deteriorating housing issue in the country.
Holing banners and placards and chanting slogans, the protestors marched through the city's busiest road O'Connell...
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Bush hailed across party and global lines as man of decency 4/c mis

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Washington, Dec 2(AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered po-litical statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.
Bush, who died late Friday at his...
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Mexico gets 1st leftist leader after 32 years of technocrats

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Mexico City, Dec 1 (AP) - Mexicans are getting more than just a new president Saturday. The inauguration of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will mark a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization.
Mexico long had a closed, state-dominated...
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Ukraine mulls martial law after Russia fires on vessels

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Moscow, Nov 26 (AP) - Ukraine's president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.
Ukrainian lawmakers were set to consider a...
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