Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:36
Ben Fox, The Associated Press
MIAMI - Two men who have been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade have been sent back to their native Algeria as part of a renewed effort to gradually close the prison, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:35
Emad Matti, The Associated Press
KIRKUK, Iraq - Iraqi police stormed a mall in a northern city that al-Qaida gunmen used to launch an attack on a nearby police station, killing three militants and ending an hourslong standoff as attacks elsewhere left seven dead Thursday, authorities said.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:34
Grant Peck, The Associated Press
BANGKOK - Thailand put politics aside Thursday to celebrate the 86th birthday of the country's revered monarch, who used his annual birthday speech to call for stability but made no direct reference to the crisis that has deeply divided the nation.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:33
Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
The U.N. Security Council is set to authorize increased military action by France and African troops to try to end near-anarchy in the Central African Republic, which has seen an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence along with widespread killings, torture and rapes.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:31
Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge says he'll do his best to rule by early next year on a legal challenge to a same-sex marriage ban in Utah, after an attorney called for an end to the prohibition by arguing that the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:30
Suzette Laboy And Christine Armario, The Associated Press
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. - Wildlife workers will try again Thursday to lead 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters in Everglades National Park and back to the deep ocean waters where they belong.