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Obama considers options for closure of Gitmo

Obama considers options for closure of Gitmo

The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option.

One dead, 90 injured in Ukraine protest

One dead, 90 injured in Ukraine protest

A Ukrainian national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters as they were guarding parliament where lawmakers backed giving more autonomy to rebel-held areas.

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to US forecasters.

Man gored in Spanish bull run

Man gored in Spanish bull run

A 66-year-old Spaniard died after being gored in the chest by a bull in a village festival in the Spanish province of Segovia, bringing the number of deaths by gorings in summer street festivities this year to around a dozen.

Tropical Storm Fred strengthens over Atlantic

Tropical Storm Fred strengthens over Atlantic

Tropical Storm Fred has strengthened in the eastern Atlantic off the coast of Africa, the US National Hurricane Centre said.

English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger'

English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England and Scotland in mortal danger by stoking English nationalism, former premier Gordon Brown says.

Egypt sets election date

Egypt sets election date

Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on October 18-19, the election commission said, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression.

Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa says.

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