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UAE hits Houthi targets in Yemen with air strikes, buries soldiers

05 Sep 2015 09:47:16

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck Houthi targets across Yemen, state news agency WAM said on Saturday, a day after 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, mostly Emiratis, were killed in an attack on their base in central Yemen. Apart from 45 Emiratis and five Bahrainis, Saudi state-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Saturday that 10 Saudi soldiers were also killed in the attack in Marib on Friday, quoting Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the spokesman of the coalition. WAM said the UAE air force struck a mine-making plant in the Houthi-dominated Saada province in northern Yemen, as well as military camps and weapon stores in the central Ibb province and in the capital Sanaa, causing "heavy damage".


Ten Saudi soldiers killed Houthi strike on Yemen weapons store

05 Sep 2015 09:46:20

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in Yemen when Houthi fighters attacked a weapons store on Friday, Saudi state-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Saturday on its Twitter account, quoting Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the spokesman of the coalition. This raises death toll among the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis to 60. The United Arab Emirates said 45 of its soldiers were killed, and five Bahraini soldiers were also killed. Al Arabiya TV reported the same number of Saudi soldiers killed. (Reporting by Reem Shamseddine; Editing by Alison Williams)


Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas in annual tradition

05 Sep 2015 09:45:31

KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda named two-dozen baby mountain gorillas in an annual ceremony Saturday that highlights the African country's efforts to protect the endangered animals, which attract large numbers of foreign tourists to the volcano-studded forests where they live.


'Comprehensive' European plan needed on migrant crisis: UK's Osborne

05 Sep 2015 09:42:03

By Nick Tattersall ANKARA (Reuters) - Europe and Britain must offer asylum to those genuinely fleeing persecution but also need to boost aid, defeat smuggling gangs, and tackle the conflict in Syria to stem a migrant crisis, Britain's finance minister told Reuters on Saturday. "It's absolutely clear we need a comprehensive plan across Europe," Osborne told Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 finance chiefs in Turkey.


Spain police bust drug plantation set up by inmate on leave

05 Sep 2015 09:40:54

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities who raided what is thought to be the country's largest outdoor marijuana planation didn't have far to look for the prime suspect. He was in jail.


Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections

05 Sep 2015 09:37:24

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.


Lewis Hamilton takes pole for the Italian Grand Prix

05 Sep 2015 09:34:55

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton continued to reign supreme in one-lap speed on Saturday when he secured his 11th pole position in 12 races for Mercedes by topping qualifying for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Briton powered around the high-speed Autodromo Nazional in warm sunshine to clock a best lap of one minute and 23.383 seconds and finish three-tenths clear of a resurgent Kimi Raikkonen, who was cheered to the flag in his Ferrari. The Finn, inspired by the tifosi packed into the main grandstand opposite the Ferrari pits, produced a flying late effort to beat his team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who wound up third.


New England's ports, long past prime, seek to stage comeback

05 Sep 2015 09:33:19

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The noise and bustle of nearby neighborhoods fade away at New Haven's sprawling port. An oil and chemical tanker floats placidly at a dock. A tug pushes a barge out in Long Island Sound. Only occasionally do trucks rumble up to a scrap metal business or deliver materials for road work.


Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

05 Sep 2015 09:32:29

By Krisztina Than and Karin Strohecker HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers. Left to walk the last yards into Austria, rain-soaked migrants, many of them refugees from Syria's civil war, were whisked by train and shuttle bus to Vienna, where many said they were resolved to continue on to Germany. German police later said the first 450 of up to 10,000 migrants expected on Saturday had arrived on a special train in Munich from Austria.


German UN official seen as favorite for Libya post - envoys

05 Sep 2015 09:24:22

By Louis Charbonneau and Tom Miles UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - Martin Kobler, a German United Nations official currently overseeing the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the top candidate to take over as head of the world body's mission to Libya, U.N. diplomats said. If U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon decides to appoint Kobler to head the mission in conflict-torn Libya, he would replace Bernardino Leon, who the diplomats said was expected to step down soon and may have political ambitions in his home country of Spain. Four years after the ousting of late leader Muammar Gaddafi, militant groups allied to each of two rival administrations have brought the country's oil-dependent economy to its knees, and most of Libya is lawless and run by armed groups.

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