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Yemeni and Houthi fighters clash in Aden

Fighting in Yemen continued today as fighters loyal to the country's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Houthi fighters in downtown Aden.

Seen as the leader's last major foothold in the country, Aden has been hit by heavy fighting for the last week and control of the southern port city's airport is said to have changed hands numerous times during the ongoing conflict.

People stand on a tank that was burnt during clashes on a street in Yemen's southern port city of Aden Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in downtown Aden Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

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Exit polls: Right-wing surge in French local elections

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party is believed to have made gains. Credit: Reuters

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party and Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National appear to have made major gains in the final round of French local elections, an exit poll suggests.

The BFMTV survey by pollsters CSA suggested that President Francois Hollande's ruling Socialists could expect to lose around half of the 61 councils they held previously.

Le Pen's party looked to have won as many as two, while the UMP and its allies were set to secure between 66 and 70, the exit poll said.

Meningitis B vaccine to be rolled out by September

The meningitis B vaccine looks set to become part of the national immunisation programme by September this year after the government reached a deal with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline to provide all babies in the UK with the potentially life-saving injection.

ITV News Reporter Duncan Golestani spoke to one family who have been affected by meningitis about why the vaccine is important:

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Germanwings disaster: 78 DNA strands 'found on site'

A French rescue worker inspects a remnant of the Airbus A320. Credit: Reuters

DNA belonging to 78 people has been found by recovery workers at the site of the Germanwings air disaster, Agence France-Presse reports.

The news agency quoted Brice Robin, one of the lead prosecutors on the case, who said an access road was being built to make it easier to access the site in the French Alps.

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