Obama in last fight to close Guantanamo

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U.S. President Barack Obama outlines his plan to close the Guantanamo detention facility and urges Congress to give the plan a "fair hearing" before his time in office is up.

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WikiLeaks' Assange should go free from embassy and be compensated: U.N. panel

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WikiLeaks' Assange should go free from embassy and be compensated: U.N. panel

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and be awarded compensation for what amounts to a three-and-a-half-year arbitrary detention, a U.N. panel ruled on Friday.

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WikiLeaks' Assange says to leave Ecuador embassy, accept arrest if loses UN case

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he took refuge in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, and accept arrest on Friday if a UN panel investigating his case rules against him, he said in a statement.

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Embassy brings detained fishermen home from Malaysia

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Embassy brings detained fishermen home from Malaysia

A delegation from the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia has visited the 86 Vietnamese fishermen being detained in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak.

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Hanoi pardons 145 prisoners ahead of Lunar New Year

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Hanoi pardons 145 prisoners ahead of Lunar New Year

Hanoi will reduce the jail terms of and release 145 prisoners ahead of schedule on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which will come in a little over a week.

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Former spy seeks to show UK knew of Guantanamo torture: Sunday Times

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Former spy seeks to show UK knew of Guantanamo torture: Sunday Times

A former senior British intelligence officer wants to give evidence that the country's security services knew about the torture of inmates at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, a newspaper reported.

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Iran releases U.S. sailors after brief detention

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Iran releases U.S. sailors after brief detention

Iran released 10 U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.

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Police crack down foreigners for illegal residence

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Police crack down foreigners for illegal residence

Police in HCM City said they have detained 21 foreign men for staying in the city without personal papers following a raid on the evening of December 28.

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Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

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Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama's goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.

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China arrests third Japanese, detains another for spying: Tokyo

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China arrests third Japanese, detains another for spying: Tokyo

Japan has confirmed Chinese authorities have arrested a third Japanese citizen and detained another on suspicion of spying.

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Panama court orders detention of ex-president over spying

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Panama's top court on Monday ordered the detention of former President Ricardo Martinelli who is alleged to have used public money to spy on more than 150 people illegally, one of several accusations he faces.

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More new laws, resolutions made public

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More new laws, resolutions made public

The Presidential Office announced the President’s decision to make public the Civil Code, the Penal Code, the Civil Procedure Code and Criminal Procedure Code during a press conference in Hanoi on December 18.

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Thailand frees Red-Shirt leaders

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Thailand frees Red-Shirt leaders

Two key leaders of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) - political wing of the Red-Shirt movement were freed on November 30.

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Mumbai gangrape seen by victim's aunt on WhatsApp

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Mumbai gangrape seen by victim's aunt on WhatsApp

Four pupils from an Indian high school have been detained after a clip showing them gang-raping a younger student was seen by the victim's aunt after being circulated on WhatsApp, police said Friday.

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Vietnam legislature adopts law on referendum, among others

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Vietnam legislature adopts law on referendum, among others

Vietnam’s law-making National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday approved several new human rights-related laws, the most prominent of which are those on referendum and temporary custody and detention.

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