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12/7/2014 9:57 AM
U.S. hands over Taliban detainees to Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — The U.S. military in Afghanistan says it has handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, including one who Pakistan intelligence officers say is a senior Taliban commander.

12/7/2014 9:07 AM
Gunmen open fire at Lebanon refugee camp
BEIRUT -- Lebanese gunmen opened fire on and burned Syrian refugee tents in north Lebanon, wounding two refugees, security sources said on Sunday, two days after a Lebanese soldier was killed by Syrian militants to countrywide outrage.

12/7/2014 9:04 AM
American hostage killed in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.

12/7/2014 6:35 AM
6 Guantanamo prisoners sent to Uruguay
MIAMI — Six prisoners from Guantanamo Bay have been transferred to Uruguay, the U.S. government said Sunday, announcing a resettlement deal that had been delayed for months by security concerns in the Pentagon and political considerations in the South American country.

12/7/2014 6:29 AM
No major damage as Philippine storm weakens
LEGAZPI, Philippines — Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, mowed down trees and sent more than 800,000 people into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.

12/7/2014 6:27 AM
9 killed in attack on Iraq police station
BAGHDAD — Officials in Iraq say militants have attacked a police station in a village north of Baghdad, killing nine people.

12/6/2014 4:10 PM
Thousands march in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Thousands of anti-government protesters marched today through Haiti’s capital for the second time in two days amid anger over delayed elections and other issues.

12/6/2014 10:03 AM
French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
MOSCOW — French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow.

12/6/2014 6:26 AM
Hagel makes surprise Afghanistan visit
KABUL, Afghanistan — With striking optimism, Chuck Hagel said Saturday on his final visit to Afghanistan as U.S. defense secretary that he believes Afghans will successfully put down a surge in Taliban attacks in the capital and stabilize the nation.

12/6/2014 6:19 AM
600,000 Filipinos flee as typhoon nears
MANILA, Philippines — Haunted by Typhoon Haiyan’s massive devastation last year, more than 600,000 people fled Philippine villages and the military went on full alert Saturday to brace for a powerful storm that was only hours away from the country’s eastern coast.

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