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Yemen clashes kill more than 140 as humanitarian aid delayed

Fierce clashes raged Monday between rebels and loyalists in southern Yemen, leaving more than 140 dead in 24 hours, as the Red Cross faced delays to urgently needed aid deliveries.

Relief workers have warned of a dire situation in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, where a Saudi-led coalition is waging an air war on the Iran-backed Huthi Shi'ite rebels.

The bloodiest fighting occurred between rebels and loyalists of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the main southern city of Aden, officials said.

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Kenyan air strikes target Al-Shabaab after university massacre

Kenyan fighter jets pounded Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab insurgent camps in southern Somalia on Monday, the army said, days after the Islamists killed 148 people in their worst ever massacre in Kenya.

The air strikes, which the army said destroyed two Islamist bases, came on the second day of national mourning in Kenya, and as security forces tried to hunt down those behind the university killings.

The massacre, Kenya's deadliest attack since the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, claimed the lives of 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers.

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Climate change: Canada glaciers to shrink by 70 per cent by 2100

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world's most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists said on Monday.

By 2100, the glaciers of Alberta and British Columbia are set to shrink by 75 per cent in area compared to 2005 levels, and by 70 per cent in volume, according to their predictions.

But in two out of the three regions that were studied, the decline could be even more dramatic - over 90 per cent.

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Vigorous exercise helps people live longer: study

Vigorous exercise, the kind that makes you sweat, get red in the face and breathe hard, may be better than moderate exercise when it comes to living longer, researchers said Monday.

The study by Australian researchers is based on more than 200,000 adults over age 45, and is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine.

The study participants were followed for more than six years.

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Basketball: African-born Dikembe Mutombo among six named to NBA Hall of Fame

African-born NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo and fellow NBA All-Stars Spencer Haywood and Jo Jo White were among six people announced Monday as 2015 inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining them in receiving the honour for career achievements were 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, three-time US college Coach of the Year John Calipari and three-time Women's NBA Most Valuable Player Lisa Leslie.

All received at least 18 of 24 votes from the Honours Committee of the sport shrine, which will stage induction ceremonies September 11 at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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