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Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second straight day of strikes as embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt for talks with Arab allies. A months-long rebellion by Shiite fighters has escalated into a regional conflict that threatens to tear apart the impoverished state at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to prevent the fall of its ally Hadi, accusing Shiite Iran of "aggression" and backing the Huthi rebels' power grab. At least 39 civilians have been killed in the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm against the Huthis and their allies, officials at the rebel-controlled health ministry in the capital said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were missing and six others might be, too.