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Obama vows to 'do everything I can' to close Gitmo

Obama vows to 'do everything I can' to close Gitmo

US president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.

NY police shootings linked to chokehold death

NY police shootings linked to chokehold death

A gunman has ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police say, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

Knife-wielding man shot dead in police station

French police shot dead a male terrorism suspect after he stabbed and seriously wounded two officers in a police station, authorities say.

Nth Korea denies Sony attack, calls for joint probe

Nth Korea denies Sony attack, calls for joint probe

North Korea says US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures are "groundless slander", and that it wants a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

US 'must respect' Cuba's communist system

US 'must respect' Cuba's communist system

President Raul Castro has demanded that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.

Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea - Putin

Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea - Putin

Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions.

'No reason' to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt

No evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a late Libyan intelligence officer for the Lockerbie airline bombing 26 years ago, Scotland's top prosecutor says.

Pakistan hangs militants after school massacre

Pakistan hangs militants after school massacre

Pakistan has executed two prominent militants, sources say, in a clear response to this week's massacre of more than 130 children at a school.

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