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Rebels seize control of Yemen’s second-largest city

SANAA (AFP) – Yemen’s second-largest city Taez has mostly fallen to armed dissidents, a tribal leader said, as protesters in Sanaa called for a “millions march” to thwart plans by wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh to return to power. Fighting also raged between Yemeni troops and suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen Tuesday…

NATO extends Libya operations to September

TRIPOLI/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO said on Wednesday it had extended its Libyan mission for a further 90 days, after Muammar Gaddafi made it clear he would not step down, dashing hopes of a negotiated end to the uprising against his rule. The 28-member alliance originally took over a campaign of…

USDA reviews birth control pill safety over clot risk

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is reviewing recently published studies which have pointed to an increased blood clot risk associated with a certain type of birth control pill. The studies involve pills that contain drospirenone, as opposed to another type of progestin known…

‘Al Qaeda’ gunmen seize southern Yemen city

ADEN, Yemen — More than 200 suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen have taken control of the south Yemen city of Zinjibar after fighting with security forces that left 16 people dead, officials and witnesses said on Sunday. The witnesses said that most residents had fled Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province with…

Experimental AIDS vaccine showing promise in monkeys

CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) – An experimental vaccine helped monkeys with a form of the AIDS virus control the infection for more than a year, suggesting it may lead to a vaccine for people, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. They said the vaccine works by priming the immune system to quickly attack…

Ted Nugent tells NRA crowd to turn up “the heat” on guns

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association wrapped up its annual meeting on Sunday with an appearance by rocker Ted Nugent, who urged the pro-gun rights crowd to “talk about guns all the time.” The guitarist and pro-gun activist won a standing ovation from the crowd of some 2,000 who listened to him…

Fifth air controller caught sleeping, US schedules to change

WASHINGTON – THE US Federal Aviation Administration announced on Saturday it is overhauling work rotations of air traffic controllers after yet another controller fell asleep on a midnight shift. The FAA said it will prohibit ‘scheduling practices that have been identified as those most likely to result in air traffic…

US air traffic control chief resigns

WASHINGTON — The head of air traffic control in the United States resigned on Thursday after an embarrassing spate of cases in which controllers were found napping on the job. The resignation of Hank Krakowski was accepted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Randy Babbitt, who promised a major shake-up…

Mercedes-Benz recalls U.S. M-Class vehicles

DETROIT (Reuters) – Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz is recalling 136,750 M-Class and M-Class AMG vehicles in the United States made from 1999 to 2004 for issues related to cruise control that may lead to a crash, U.S. federal safety regulators said. A filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that…

Gbagbo cornered as battles rage in Ivory Coast city of Abidjan

by Fran Blandy ABIDJAN (AFP) – Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo was cornered and facing an end to 10 years in power Tuesday as forces for widely recognised president Alassane Ouattara pursued a military offensive to unseat him. After doggedly refusing to accept he lost November elections, Gbagbo was reportedly negotiating…

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