By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina's Senate is poised to pass legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the Capitol grounds to a museum is headed on Tuesday for a third and final vote in the Senate, which it is considered virtually certain to pass. Then it will be taken up by the House of Representatives and could become law as early as Thursday.
SANAA (Reuters) - Arab air strikes and clashes killed an estimated 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, in a spike in violence as warring factions discuss a possible humanitarian truce. If confirmed, the incidents would make Monday Yemen's deadliest day since Arab coalition bombing began on March 26. (Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari and Noah Browning; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
BEIJING (AP) — China opened Tuesday an exhibition of guns and photos of massacres to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.