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Yemen's dominant Shiite Muslim Houthi militia seized the offices of a political conciliation body late on Wednesday, hours after the president refused UN-brokered talks with their powerful movement unless they withdrew from Sanaa.More...
Ukraine on Thursday observed a day of mourning after 32 miners perished in a blast in a notoriously dangerous mine just a few kilometres from the front line, where Kiev is reporting an increase in attacks by pro-Russian separatists.More...
Israel will start buying some fruit and vegetables from the Gaza Strip next week, a partial resumption of imports halted when the Islamist group Hamas took over the Palestinian territory in 2007, Israeli officials said on Thursday.More...
Two goals by Neymar and one from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 3-1 victory over 10-man Villarreal on Wednesday and a place in the final of the Copa del Rey.More...
He may be a Swinging Sixties icon, but British photographer David Bailey up close is a wise-cracking crank who shrugs off his immense success as one of the world’s most famous celebrity photographers.More...
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