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Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials
SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday.

After Russia's U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects.

Afghan Taliban names a new leader, but peace talks delayed
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar's deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that scheduled peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government would be postponed.

Reality TV hooks Tanzania as women win fame, fortune and farm tools
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While sex, fights and confessionals draw viewers to most reality television shows, it's the revolutionary portrayal of women as "heroes" that makes one in two Tanzanians watch a homegrown series aimed at raising the profile of women farmers.

Calais migrants undaunted by extra French riot police
CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants massed around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel said on Thursday they would keep trying to sneak across to Britain, undaunted by the arrival of 120 extra riot police on the French side.

U.S. to deliver eight F-16 aircraft to Egypt
CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States will deliver eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Egypt within the next two days, the U.S. embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Thursday, part of a military package that had been unfrozen earlier this year.