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U.S. frees Guantanamo prisoner who waged 9-year hunger strike

A Saudi prisoner at Guantanamo who waged a hunger strike for years to protest his confinement has been released from the U.S. base at Cuba, the Pentagon said Tuesday.<p>Abdul Shalabi was sent back to Saudi Arabia, where he was expected to take part in a rehabilitation program for militants.<p>His …

Afghan Taliban Leader Calls for Unity, Hints at Peace Talks in Eid Message

World<p>PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, called for unity and raised the possibility of peace talks with the government in Kabul in a message released Tuesday to mark the upcoming Muslim festival of Eid.<p>The message comes days after a group of dissident Taliban …

India village council orders rape of two sisters

The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of two young women after their local village council ordered them to be raped and paraded naked after their brother eloped with a married woman.<p>The unelected all-male village council in Baghpat, Uttar …

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Bangkok bombing suspect filmed on CCTV, Thailand junta chief says, as second bomb explodes

Thai authorities say they are hunting a man shown on security footage strolling into a packed religious shrine and planting a bomb-laden backpack …

Four people accused of witchcraft and allegedly tortured in Papua New Guinea

Human rights defenders, church groups and police preparing to stage a rescue in the village of Kaiwe if a ‘glass man’ is brought in to confirm accusations<p>Four people have been accused of witchcraft and allegedly tortured in a Papua New Guinea village, following recent deaths in the community which …

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