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Red Cross talking to Colombian rebels about release of U.S. captive

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross is talking to Colombia's FARC rebels about handing over a former U.S. marine seized by the Marxist group in a jungle region after he set out on a solitary trek despite police warnings about its dangers. Full story

Red Cross calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Syria's Homs

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Red Cross appealed on Friday for a halt in the fierce fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs, to bring in life-saving supplies to trapped residents. Full story

Syria war likely to drag on, Red Cross president says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross said on Thursday it was planning humanitarian operations for an extended conflict in Syria in the absence of any sign of a political solution and military stalemate between rebels and government troops. Full story

Pretrial hearings begin for accused 9/11 mastermind

   Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald and Joe Torillo, a former FDNY firefighter who was buried in the rubble at Ground Zero, talk about the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other detainees.

ICRC says opening its Guantanamo files would set dangerous precedent

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - No court in the world has ever ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to open its confidential files on prisoner visits and the U.S. Guantanamo war crimes tribunal would set a dangerous precedent if it becomes the first to do so, a lawye Full story

Guantanamo detainees' lawyers seek to obtain Red Cross reports

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Lawyers for five prisoners accused of plotting the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States have asked to see confidential reports by the International Committee of the Red Cross about visits to the defendants at the Guantanamo Bay detention c Full story

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