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Posted: August 25, 2014 at 3:34 a.m.

A Yemeni officer who is a member of Shiite Hawthi rebels chants slogans demanding the government step down during a demonstration on a street in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Yemen's Shiite rebel group called for new protests Sunday after rejecting a draft proposal by a presidential delegation to stop their demonstrations in return for a new government and a review of the country's economic policies. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Negotiations with Yemen Shiite rebels fail

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Israeli air raid fells high-rise

A ball of fire rises from an explosion on al-Zafer apartment  tower following an Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children, witnesses and Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel bombed an apartment tower Saturday in downtown Gaza City, collapsing the 12-st... Read »

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Torched library kindles history of cultural r...

LEUVEN, Belgium -- A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. Even the scent of smoke she... Read »