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150 killed in 24 hours in battle for Hodeidah

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At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Yemen’s Hodeidah, medics and military sources said on Monday. Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Houthi rebels from the Red Sea city, whose docks are a lifeline to 14 million Yemenis at risk of starvation. In a statement sent via the Telegram messaging app, the Houthis said they had “lured” loyalists up the western coastline of Hodeidah, where the rebels then launched an attack. Government forces, led on the ground by Emirati-backed troops, have made their way into Hodeida after 11 days of clashes, reaching residential neighbourhoods in the east on Sunday. Medics in hospitals across Hodeidah province reported 111 rebels and 32 loyalist fighters killed overnight, according to a tally. Nearly 600 people have been killed since clashes erupted in Hodeidah on November 1.

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Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95

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As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Stan Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy.
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots…