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Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded

By AHMED AL-HAJ

Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government near the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, leaving at least 12 people dead and 25 others wounded from both sides, officials said on Sunday, just two days ahead of the implementation of a cease-fire agreed in talks in Sweden earlier this week.

Belgium beat Netherlands in shootout to win maiden World Cup

Belgium became the sixth nation to win the men's hockey World Cup after winning a penalty shootout 3-2 against three-times champions Netherlands at Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Stadium on Sunday.

Putin says Russia must control rap music to avoid 'degradation of the nation'

By Travis Fedschun

The explosion of rap music in Russia spurred President Vladimir Putin to call for cultural leaders on Saturday to devise a means of controlling its role for youth culture instead of an outright ban, saying it otherwise will lead to the degeneration of the nation. 

Hard-Line U.S. Tactics Will β€˜Block’ Path to Denuclearization, North Korea Warns

By CHOE SANG-HUN

North Korea said that if Washington continued to escalate its sanctions and rights campaign, it could shatter any chance of denuclearizing the country.

Grace Notes: Delightful, De-Lovely and Deconstructed: Cole Porter’s Piano Is Being Rebuilt

By JAMES BARRON

Cole Porter’s 111-year-old Steinway grand from the Waldorf Astoria is getting a little work done at the Steinway factory in Astoria, Queens.

An N.B.A. Three-Way Trade Collapses on a First-Name Basis

By MARC STEIN

The Wizards are set to reacquire Trevor Ariza from the Suns, according to sources. But the Grizzlies, picky about which Brooks they would give up, will not be part of the deal.

The Fashion Plates of Schulman’s

By HELEN SCHULMAN

The men of this immigrant Jewish community had the synagogue — my grandfather and his friends went every day. The women had the store.

The Pedestrian Strikes Back

By RICHARD CONNIFF

Officials in several countries are getting the message: Cities are about people, not cars.

Field Notes: Share the Love: Donate Your Wedding Dress

By ALIX STRAUSS

By donating your recently used wedding dress to a qualified charity, you can help someone in need, and possibly get a tax deduction in the process.

Putin says Russia must control rap music to avoid 'degradation of the nation'

By Travis Fedschun

The explosion of rap music in Russia spurred President Vladimir Putin to call for cultural leaders on Saturday to devise a means of controlling its role for youth culture instead of an outright ban, saying it otherwise will lead to the degeneration of the nation. 

Truck driver saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

By Travis Fedschun

Two beagles are now on the mend after they were thrown out of a vehicle on an upstate New York highway and rescued by a truck driver on Wednesday. 

Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'

By FLORENT BAJRAMI

The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military does not threaten ethnic Serbs living in the former Serbian province.

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has troops.

Chicago Blackhawks mascot punches, body slams fan in viral video

By Robert Gearty

The NHL Chicago Blackhawks are investigating after the team’s costumed mascot was involved in a post-game fight with a pint-sized young fan.

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