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Thousands call for Yemen to be broken up

Thousands of people rallied in south Yemen on Sunday’s 19th anniversary of the civil war that was won by the north to demand secession for the south. “No union and no federation — no to the occupation!” the crowds chanted in the Hadramawt provincial capital of Mukalla, an AFP correspondent…

Blast at Qaeda-looted Yemen ammo plant kills 75

ADEN, Yemen – A huge fire and blasts killed more than 75 people at an ammunition factory looted by Al-Qaeda on Monday, officials said, as parts of south Yemen eluded government control amid mounting protests. A security official said the explosions rocked the plant as dozens of residents were inside…