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At least 15 people were killed in heavy fighting between Houthi fighters and tribesmen in the oil-producing Marib province in central Yemen, tribal and medical sources said on Tuesday, as Saudi-led air strikes against the Iran-allied militia continued. Yemeni Vice President Khaled Bahah on Monday had called on the Houthis to heed a U.N. Security Council demand for an end to fighting. The conflict has pushed Yemen into a humanitarian "catastrophe", according to the Red Cross. Talks with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi soured quickly and he announced his resignation, effectively leaving the reins of the central government in the Houthi's hands.
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will continue his bid for a third term in power, dismissing calls by protestors who have clashed with police for three days, a spokesman said Tuesday.