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Last workers start to leave Korea factories

SEOUL — The last groups of South Korean managers began pulling out Saturday from a factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong after their government ordered them to leave the last symbol of detente. Officials said 125 South Koreans left Saturday, and the last 50 will leave Monday. Separately, North Korea said Kenneth Bae, an American from Washington state who has been detained since November, has gone on trial on a charge of plotting to overthrow the government. (AP)


Blast rocks police station in Benghazi

TRIPOLI — An explosion hit a police station in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, a day after militants killed a progovernment militiaman in an attack further to the east, in the latest violence since the government launched a crackdown on armed groups. The attacks, announced by officials, came less than a week after a car bomb exploded outside the French Embassy in Tripoli, wounding three people and partly setting the building on fire. (AP)


Protesters gather outside drone base

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LONDON — About 400 antiwar protesters demonstrated Saturday outside a Royal Air Force base used to control drone flights over Afghanistan. Until this week, British drones were operated only from a US Air Force base in Nevada. The Ministry of Defense announced Thursday that a new drone-operating squadron had begun operating from RAF Waddington in eastern England. The ministry says the Reaper drones are used for ‘‘intelligence and surveillance missions,’’ but also are equipped with missiles and bombs. (AP)


Dreamliner jet takes to skies again

KAMPALA — A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries on two different planes in January. The Boeing 787 passenger jet arrived in Nairobi on Saturday afternoon after a two-hour trip from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, according to the Kenya airport website. (AP)


Fighting in Radda leaves seven dead

SANA — Five soldiers and two Al Qaeda militants were killed Saturday in fighting in Radda, and a senior intelligence officer was gunned down in the south. A Yemeni security official said the soldiers were killed when Al Qaeda fighters attacked a military checkpoint. (AP)

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