Saudi-led alliance launches air strikes on Yemen capital
Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said. The Saudi-led coalition began air strikes in Yemen in March in a campaign to restore Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. Wednesday's air strikes hit the home a Houthi leader in the central province of Ibb, and targeted areas in the northern province of Saada and the southern province of Lahj, residents said.
LA could become latest US city to pass $15 minimum wageLOS ANGELES (AP) ? Los Angeles on Wednesday is set to take a final vote on becoming the latest big U.S. city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage.
McConnell's role in surveillance bill bewilders his friends
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is generally seen as a master congressional deal-maker. But he walked into a dead end on domestic surveillance that left some of his friends bewildered.
Morocco expels two French women after topless gay rights protest
By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco expelled two French women activists who bared their breasts and kissed each other outside an ancient mosque on Tuesday in a protest about gay rights in a country where homosexuality is illegal. It was at least the second demonstration by the feminist group Femen in a Muslim country, after Tunisia in 2013 where three European activists were sentenced to four months in jail. Authorities added they were barred from returning to Morocco.
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Bomb blast hits market in Nigeria's Maiduguri, 50 killed: medicsA bomb blast at a busy meat market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday killed about 50 people, an eyewitness and hospital sources said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and displaced some 1.5 million in an insurgency to establish an Islamic caliphate in the northeast of Nigeria but appears to have lost most of the territory it seized to government counter-offensives this year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which followed two weekend bombings that killed at least 30 people and appeared to be the handiwork of Boko Haram.
U.S. says 10,000 Islamic State militants killed in nine-month campaign
More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the international coalition started its campaign against the militant group nine months ago in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. Speaking after the coalition met in Paris, he said there had been a great deal of progress in the fight against Islamic State but that the group remained resilient and capable of taking the initiative. "We have seen a lot of losses within Daesh since the start of this campaign, more than 10,000," Blinken said on France Inter radio, using a mildly derogatory term for Islamic State.
Police: Man shot dead lunged at police officer, FBI agent
BOSTON (AP) ? Boston police said they have video showing a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators lunging with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent before he was shot and killed.
Greek PM heads to Brussels to present latest deal proposal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ? Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Brussels Wednesday to discuss his radical-left government's proposal for a long-delayed deal with Greece's creditors that Athens hopes will unlock vitally needed bailout funds.
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