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Yemen war: Fighting resumes at key port of Hudaydah

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Battles have resumed in the port city of Hudaydah, a strategic location in the Yemeni conflict Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives.Coalition warplanes resumed bombing following clashes between rebels and pro-government forces. The UN is attempting to revive talks to end a three-year war that has
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Chicago policeman critically wounded in hospital shootout

[ad_1] A Chicago police officer is in a critical condition and multiple people are injured after a shootout with a gunman at a hospital.The gunman reportedly shot at least one victim multiple times outside the city's Mercy Hospital in addition to the police officer.Police say the suspected gunman has been shot. Officials have not yet confirmed a motive.The hospital campus is being evacuated and searched for more victims.The officer has
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Colorado man jailed for wife and daughters’ murders

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Watts avoided death penalty A Colorado man, Chris Watts, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and their two daughters.Shanann Watts, 34, and their daughters, Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were reported missing on 13 August.Days later the children's bodies were found in oil tanks and their mother buried in a shallow grave.A judge on
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‘Drunk’ Canadian curlers kicked out of tournament final

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Ryan Fry won gold in Canada's victory over Great Britain at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics An Olympic gold medallist's curling team has been kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic tournament for poor behaviour and drunkenness.Ryan Fry, who won gold for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and team mates Jamie Koe, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby forfeited their final game after
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Jim Acosta row: White House restores CNN reporter’s pass

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump v AcostaThe White House has restored the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, less than two weeks after withdrawing them over an argument with President Trump during a news conference.The reversal came days after a judge ordered the administration to reinstate the journalist's press pass.Announcing its decision on Monday, the White House also issued "rules governing future press conferences".These
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Spain demands Gibraltar veto in Brexit deal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit could have big implications for Gibraltar which gave the highest vote to remain in the EU referendum.Spain has said it will not agree to the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without clarity over how talks on the future status of Gibraltar should be handled.Foreign minister Josep Borrell insisted that talks about the territory were "separate negotiations".The country will not agree to
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St Michaels: Alleged gang sex assault shocks Canada

[ad_1] Six teenage boys from an elite school have been charged with gang sexual assault after videos of alleged hazing incidents surfaced online.St Michael's College, a private Catholic all-boys school in Toronto, expelled eight students last week in connection with the incidents.Police say they are investigating at least four separate assaults, two of which were sexual in nature.The school has been accused of turning a blind eye to hazing and
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Anti-vaccine community behind North Carolina chickenpox outbreak

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The chickenpox vaccine has seen thousands of US children avoid going to hospital in the last decade A North Carolina school with a large anti-vaccine community is at the heart of the state's largest chickenpox outbreak in decades, officials say.On Friday 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School were diagnosed with the disease, the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper reported.The school has one of the state's
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Kenya targets ‘fish thieves’ with new coastguard

[ad_1] Image copyright Kenya Government Image caption This vessel - the MV Doria - is the Kenyan coastguard's first and only boat Kenya's president has launched the country's first coastguard to protect and monitor its territorial waters.It will guard against illegal fishing, which President Uhuru Kenyatta says costs Kenya about $100m (£78m) a year. It is also intended to secure territorial waters against smuggling and drug trafficking.Until now, Kenya's maritime