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Anti-government protests continue in Yemen

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Anti-government protests continue in Yemen


In Yemen, funerals are taking place for two more people shot dead during anti-government protests.

The latest victims were killed in clashes with security forces in the southern city of Aden.

A total of 21 people have now been killed and dozens more injured since the daily protests began just over a week ago.

Unrest has been especially intense in the once-independent south, where many people resent rule from the north.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has assigned a committee to open a dialogue with opposition leaders. For now their main demand is a complete change of government.

But President Saleh still has overwhelming support in parliament. On the streets of the capital Sanaa, loyalists say he is holding the country together and they are determined to do everything to prevent him being driven from power.

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