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U.S. recommends transfer of Afghan prisoner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States said on Wednesday it had cleared for release Mohammed Kamin, an Afghan man held at the Guantanamo Bay prison for foreign terrorism suspects for more than 11 years.

Refugees give Greek tour operators an extended season

PIRAEUS, Greece — Placards in hand, travel agent Iakovos Bouchoris and his team scout for customers at Greece’s busy Piraeus port, near Athens, where some 5,000 people arrived on Tuesday in a single day on ships from outlying islands close to Turkey.

UN chief hails plan to release thousands of prisoners

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations secretary-general welcomed on Wednesday a U.S. decision to release some 6,000 federal prisoners to ease overcrowding and provide redress for people who had received disproportionately long sentences for non-violent drug-related offenses.

Car bomb attacks kill 57 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD -- At least 57 people were killed on Monday in car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the north and south of Iraq, police and medical sources said.

North Korea frees NYU student held since April

SEOUL -- North Korea repatriated a South Korean college student who holds a U.S. green card on Monday, six months after capturing him crossing into the country from China, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

Beating parasites earns Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM — Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday.

Air strike kills 19 at Afghan hospital

KABUL — An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said.

Russia begins Syria air strikes

MOSCOW — Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin’s biggest Middle East intervention in decades, but Moscow’s assertion that it had hit Islamic State was immediately disputed by the United States and rebels on the ground.

Worries swiftly follow refugee welcome party in Germany

BERLIN — Just weeks after politicians from Germany’s mainstream parties embraced Angela Merkel’s unusually warm welcome for refugees, the tone has turned sober, reflecting growing fears about the scale of looming problems.

Obama, Castro meet as they work on thawing ties

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the United Nations on Tuesday in a rare one-on-one meeting between the former Cold War foes as they work toward improving relations after decades of animosity.

Death toll from air strike on wedding rises to 131

SANAA, Yemen — The death toll from an air strike on a wedding party in Yemen has jumped to 131, medics said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen’s war that drew strong condemnation from the U.N. secretary-general.

Taliban attack airport

KABUL — Taliban fighters clashed with Afghan government forces near Kunduz airport on Tuesday, a day after the militants seized control of the northern city in arguably the biggest victory of their 14-year insurgency.

China-U.S. deal sets bar low ahead of Paris climate talks

BEIJING — China and the United States have outlined an eye-catching “common vision” to secure an ambitious global climate deal later this year, but experts say a centerpiece pledge by Beijing to establish a nationwide carbon market is no game-changer.

Vote strengthens Catalonia’s hand in talks for more powers

BARCELONA — Europe is not about to get a new nation after secessionists won a majority in the parliament of Spain’s Catalonia region but the Madrid government may be forced into concessions on tax and infrastructure.

Obama willing to work with Iran, Russia to end Syria conflict

UNITED NATIONS -- The United States is willing to work with Iran and Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday but insisted there could not be a return to the status quo under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Eyes on space, India launches ‘mini-Hubble’

NEW DELHI — India launched its first space research observatory and several U.S. satellites on Monday, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to expand his country’s influence in the competitive, $300 billion global space industry.

U.S. says to spend $300 million to fight HIV in Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration said on Saturday it was allotting an additional $300 million to the effort to reduce HIV infection among girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.