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Free-scoring Australia will seek continental glory in the Asian Cup final on Saturday but South Korea could gatecrash the party in a hugely anticipated decider between two of the region's toughest teams. The Socceroos were runners-up to Japan in 2011 and with a tournament-leading 12 goals, they will start as slight favourites, despite losing 1-0 to South Korea in the group phase. In that game, coach Ange Postecoglou opted to rest talisman Tim Cahill and was robbed of captain Mile Jedinak due to an ankle strain. Cahill netted three times in five matches, including a contender for goal of the tournament with his venomous overhead kick in the quarter-final win over China, and he is likely to be central to the plot in one of the biggest games in Australia's history.
By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of parts of the country’s security apparatus, U.S. officials say. Gaps in on-the-ground intelligence could slow America's fight against a resurgent al Qaeda in Yemen and heighten the risk of errant strikes that kill the wrong people and stoke anti-U.S. sentiment, potentially making the militants even stronger in areas where al Qaeda is already growing.