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An equipment failure in which moving parts stick or jam because of friction, pressure, or excessive temperature.
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SANA (CyHAN)- Pro-government forces regained control over the airport in the southern Yemen city of Aden, seized the day before by forces supporting Houthi rebels, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The new Ukrainian authorities launched counter-protest operations in Slavyansk, the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine, and two other cities to knock federalization supporters out of the administrative buildings they seized the day before.
Diane is desperate to tell Doug how she feels, but before she can he admits he has taken her advice, seized the day and he and Hilary are going on a cruise.