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6/8/2014 12:13 PM
Guantanamo prisoners set to leave
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

6/8/2014 9:08 AM
Spain's king attends last parade before abdication
MADRID — Spain’s King Juan Carlos has presided over his last military parade before abdicating in favor of his son.

6/8/2014 6:29 AM
Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban
PARIS — A senior U.S. official says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl tells military officials that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape.

6/8/2014 6:24 AM
Egypt's el-Sissi sworn in as president
CAIRO — Egypt’s former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in today as president for a four-year term, taking the reins of power in a nation roiled since 2011 by deadly unrest and economic woes.

6/7/2014 10:56 PM
2nd jailbreak involving helicopter in Quebec
MONTREAL — Three inmates have escaped from a detention center in Quebec City with the help of a helicopter, police said late today.

6/7/2014 10:51 PM
Brazil subway workers strike for 3rd day
SAO PAULO — The company that runs the subway system in the city hosting the World Cup opening match said today that all five of its lines were operating either partially or normally as workers enter the third day of a strike for higher wages.

6/7/2014 8:57 PM
FARC declares cease-fire
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire today from June 9 to 30, a period that will cover a run-off presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the guerrillas.

6/7/2014 8:40 AM
Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s new president today called for dialogue with the country’s east, gripped by a violent separatist insurgency, and for armed groups to lay down their weapons but said he won’t talk with rebels he called “gangsters and killers.”

6/7/2014 8:22 AM
Pakistan teen shot, thrown in canal over marriage
ISLAMABAD — An 18-year-old Pakistani woman “miraculously survived” after being shot and thrown into a canal by her father for marrying against the family’s wishes, police said today, describing the latest in a series of such attacks on women in the Muslim-majority country.

6/7/2014 8:14 AM
Thousands riot in India after power cuts
LUCKNOW, India — Thousands of people enraged by power cuts during an extreme heat wave rioted across northern India, setting electricity substations on fire and taking power company officials hostage, officials said today.