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Queen's husband checked for heart pains

LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II's husband was hospitalized Friday evening after experiencing chest pains, British royal officials said.

Prince Philip, 90, was taken from Sandringham, the queen's sprawling estate in rural Norfolk, to the cardiac unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for "precautionary tests," a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said.

She declined to comment further and spoke on customary condition of anonymity. A hospital spokeswoman referred all calls back to the palace.

Philip is known for his good health and rarely misses royal engagements. Upon his 90th birthday in June, he announced plans to cut back his official duties.


11 die, 88 injured in pipeline explosion

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A fuel pipeline exploded in Colombia on Friday, killing 11 people, injuring nearly 90 others and destroying more than two dozen homes.

The blast before dawn unleashed a ball of fire that ripped through the town of Dosquebradas. Authorities said they were investigating the cause of the explosion and suspected it was set off by thieves who tapped the pipeline to steal fuel.

Eight people died near the explosion and three others died later at hospitals, said town official Oscar Andres Herrera. He said 88 people were injured, at least five of them severely burned.

The explosion sparked a fire that was extinguished Friday morning. The blast and flames destroyed 25 homes and damaged 47 others, Herrera said by phone.


Protesters attacked on outskirts of Sanaa

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Men swinging sticks and soldiers firing rifles attacked protesters demanding Yemen's president be brought to trial over the killings of anti-government demonstrators, wounding 10 people, witnesses and a medic said.

The protesters were heading toward the city's edge Friday to greet a march of thousands arriving from the city of Taiz, about 170 miles to the south. The four-day march, dubbed the March of Life, was due to reach Sanaa today.

The lengthy march, a first in the 10 months of demonstrations, aims to pressure a new national unity government and parliament to reject a deal granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution in return for stepping down after more than 33 years in power. New presidential elections are set for Feb. 21.

The deal has failed to end the protests, which began in February and immediately drew a harsh government crackdown.

The parliament is expected to discuss the immunity issue today.