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MIAMI (AP) - Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center on the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.
LONDON (AP) - Three men have appeared in a British court accused of planning terrorism acts that reportedly included a beheading plot.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more.
TORONTO (AP) - Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is selling off his remaining "Robbie Bobbie" bobblehead dolls to benefit the hospitals that have been treating his cancer.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's top leader has pardoned a controversial Iranian-Canadian blogger more than 11 years before the end of his prison term, the semi-official ISNA news reported on Thursday.
GENEVA (AP) - The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A detective investigating the high school shooting in Washington state that left five teens dead says in court papers that the young shooter's texts turned dark the week before he opened fire, with references to his funeral and the message: "Bang bang I'm dead."
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in the St. Louis County town of Ferguson.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani railway official says a bomb has derailed a train in southwest Pakistan, wounding at least eight people.
ROME (AP) - Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a conviction against a Swiss businessman for some 3,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company.
GUALJOCO, Honduras (AP) - Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend.
GENEVA (AP) - FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.
BERLIN (AP) - A German federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate has passed a bill to expel foreigners caught breaking the law.
LONDON (AP) - Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London next year.
BEIRUT (AP) - It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's top leader has pardoned a controversial Iranian-Canadian blogger more than 11 years before the end of his prison term, the semi-official ISNA news reported on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) - Three men have appeared in a British court accused of planning terrorism acts that reportedly included a beheading plot.
TORONTO (AP) - Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is selling off his remaining "Robbie Bobbie" bobblehead dolls to benefit the hospitals that have been treating his cancer.
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA to further review World Cup corruption probe, putting Russia, Qatar back in question.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Prosecutors are investigating a hacking attack on the website of Poland's voting commission, while a top official has resigned over irregularities that are delaying the vote count in recent local elections.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) - Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force, has prompted some officials to compare it to the Cold War. Here's a summary of the most serious incidents reported across the region.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani railway official says a bomb has derailed a train in southwest Pakistan, wounding at least eight people.