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SANAA (Reuters) - Huge crowds across Yemen demanded on Friday that President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave after months of unrest which has put the Arab world's poorest country on the brink of an economic meltdown.
But in a defiant speech to thousands of flag-waving supporters in the Yemeni capital, Saleh declared: "We will confront a challenge with a challenge."
Three people were killed and 15 wounded when troops shot at protesters in Ibb, a city south of Sanaa, medics and witnesses said. Demonstrators then set fire to an armored troop carrier. Gunfire wounded three protesters in Yemen's