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  1. Sun and terror suspects: welcome to Guantanamo Bay

    Sun and terror suspects: welcome to Guantanamo Bay

    Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) (AFP) - Under the searing Caribbean sun, iguanas lounge and the golf course is parched. "RoboCop" plays at an open-air movie theater and Big Macs are on sale at McDonald's.

  2. Afghan policeman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

    Afghan policeman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

    Kabul (AFP) - An Afghan policeman opened fire at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity on Thursday, killing three Americans, including a doctor in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city.

  3. Ukraine launches deadly assault on rebel-held towns

    Ukraine launches deadly assault on rebel-held towns

    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine's military launched assaults to retake rebel-held eastern towns on Thursday in which up to five people were reported killed, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin warned would have "consequences".

  4. Classes resume at South Korean school scarred by ferry disaster

    Classes resume at South Korean school scarred by ferry disaster

    Ansan (South Korea) (AFP) - Senior classes resumed Thursday at the South Korean high school devastated by the loss of around 250 students in a ferry disaster that has made the school a focus of profound national grief.

  5. China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

    China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

    Shanghai (AFP) - China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a court said, in a business dispute dating to the 1930s which underlines tensions between the countries.

  6. At least 16 dead as Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts

    At least 16 dead as Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts

    Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) - The Pakistani military attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless tribal northwest with fighter jets and ground forces on Thursday and killed at least 16 suspected militants, officials said.

  7. Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

    Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

    Savar (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Thousands of Bangladeshis held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of the world's worst garment factory disaster, as Western retailers faced pressure to hike aid for victims of the accident that cost 1,138 lives.

  8. Russian court extends Navalny house arrest by six months

    Russian court extends Navalny house arrest by six months

    Moscow (AFP) - A Russian court on Thursday ruled to extend the house arrest of prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months, his support team said.

  9. Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

    Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

    Yerevan (AFP) - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, apparently brushing off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the tragedy.

  10. No review of Michael Jackson doctor's case

    No review of Michael Jackson doctor's case

    California's Supreme Court says it won't review the conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, with Conrad Murray's lawyer now eyeing a federal court appeal.

  11. Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region longs for recognition

    Tiraspol (Moldova) (AFP) - Anna says she is tired of living "in a country that does not exist for the rest of the world".

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