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  • Yemen's Saleh comes out of surgery

    2011-06-06 09:02

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was recovering from an operation in Saudi Arabia to remove shrapnel from his chest while a truce between his troops and a tribal federation appeared to be holding.

  • Israeli forces kill 20 protesters-Syrian TV

    2011-06-06 07:51

    The Israeli army on Sunday responded by heavy fire to unarmed pro-Palestinian protesters at the cease-fire line between Syria and Israel, killing 20 people and wounding 325 others, the state-run Syrian TV reported.

  • Yemeni troops retreat from cease-fire area

    2011-06-06 07:38

    Yemeni Vice-President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi on Sunday removed troops and security checkpoints from downtown Sanaa on Sunday, where government forces and chieftain-led tribesmen had fought with each other for two weeks.

  • UK to clamp down on "adult" marketing for kids

    2011-06-06 07:30

    Prime Minister David Cameron gave his backing on Monday to plans to shield children from the spread of sexualised imagery in magazines, advertising and music videos.

  • Portuguese centre-right beats Socialists in vote

    2011-06-06 07:27

    Portugal's centre-right Social Democrats (PSD) scored a convincing win over the Socialists in an election on Sunday, punishing the outgoing government for a 78 billion euro bailout that will bring deep austerity.

  • E. coli outbreak blamed on German veggie sprouts

    2011-06-06 07:25

    The terrifying E. coli outbreak in Europe appears to have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany, an agriculture official Sunday as the toll climbed to at least 22 dead and more than 2,200 sickened.

  • Cheers, gunfights in Yemen as Saleh goes to Saudi

    2011-06-05 20:57

    Protesters danced, sang and slaughtered cows in the central square of Yemen's capital Sunday to celebrate the departure of the country's authoritarian leader for medical treatment after he was wounded in a rocket attack on his compound.

  • Israeli forces kill four protesters- Syrian TV

    2011-06-05 19:53

    Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday at Palestinian protesters in Syria who rushed towards a border fence and Syrian state television said four demonstrators were killed.

  • Hamas suspends work at Rafah crossing

    2011-06-05 19:43

    Hamas authorities suspended working at Rafah crossing point Sunday until reaching an agreement with Egypt on resuming the movement of travelers, officials said.

  • Yemeni vice president starts president power

    2011-06-05 19:30

    Yemeni Vice President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi on Sunday formally started to exercise power as acting president after President Ali Abdullah Saleh left late Saturday for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, a senior official told Xinhua.

  • Nepalis hold trees to claim Guinness

    2011-06-05 18:02

    Children hug trees as they prepare to take part in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes in Kathmandu June 5, 2011. 879 people took part in the event, which was held on World Environment Day to spread the message of saving the environment.

  • Injured Yemeni leader flies to Saudi for care

    2011-06-05 09:40

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left for Saudi Arabia early Sunday to get medical treatment, and has assigned his deputy Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to run state affairs.
    Yemen's Saleh injured in shelling, 7 killed

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