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EU: Pirates Release Liberian-Owned Cargo Ship

The European Union's anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have released a cargo ship after occupying it for 133 days.

14 Killed in Apparent Bombing at Morocco Cafe

Morocco's interior ministry says initial evidence suggests that an explosion that ripped through a cafe in a popular square in Marrakech was a bomb attack.

Taliban Stages Yet Another Deadly Attack on Pakistani Navy

Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying navy personnel in Karachi, killing five people, in the third such attack this week.

Thursday's blast killed four navy employees and a civilian on a motorcycle. Five people were wounded and nearby buildings and vehicles were damaged in the bombing.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, as well as for a pair of blasts Tuesday that also targeted buses carrying navy personnel in the southern port city. Those attacks killed four people and wounded more than 50 others.

Syria Brings Out Military Reinforcements Despite International Outcry

A video released on jihadist websites shows four French hostages kidnapped by a North African al-Qaida group last September.

The U.S.-based SITE intelligence group says the video was posted on Tuesday. It shows photos of the hostages with armed militants standing behind them.

In an audio message accompanying the pictures, the hostages call on French President Nicolas Sarkozy to respond to al-Qaida's demands that he withdraw French troops from Afghanistan. French forces are part of the international coalition battling the Taliban.

Mexican Authorities Still Uncovering Bodies in Mass Graves

Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales says 183 bodies have been uncovered so far from mass graves in the northeastern part of the country, near the U.S. border.

Morales made the comment Tuesday as she announced that 74 people, among them 17 police officers, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. The corpses were discovered recently around the community of San Fernando, in Tamaulipas, the state where 72 Central American migrants were found shot to death last August.

Shooting Incident in Kabul Leaves 9 Dead

Eight International Security Assistance Force service members and an ISAF civilian died today following a shooting incident in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, military officials reported.

Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said ISAF has confirmed that the service members and civilian were Americans. Because next of kin had not yet been notified, he would not provide the service affiliations of the service members who were killed.

The shooter reportedly was an Afghan air force officer who was killed during the incident, Lapan said.

Bombs Target Pakistani Navy Buses

Pakistani officials say bombs have exploded near two buses carrying navy personnel in Karachi, killing at least four people and wounding more than 50 others.

Authorities said the remote-controlled blasts Tuesday happened minutes apart in different areas of the southern port city.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks and vowed more strikes against security forces in the future.

Victims of the blasts included naval officers and other employees of the navy.

Venezuela Deports FARC Suspect to Colombia

Venezuela has deported to Colombia a man authorities say has ties to the FARC rebel group, in a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told reporters Monday that he had called Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to alert him that suspect Joaquin Perez was on a flight to Venezuela.

Santos said Chavez had complied with his request to have Perez arrested when he arrived in Venezuela Saturday.

Perez is accused of running a website promoting the FARC rebels and being a liaison in Europe for the militant group.

Nigeria Blasts Kill 3, Wound 14

Police in Nigeria say casualty totals have risen to three dead, 14 wounded from Sunday's bomb blasts in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Authorities are blaming the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram for the attacks, which occurred ahead of nationwide gubernatorial elections Tuesday.

A total of three bomb blasts went off at a hotel and a motor park. Authorities say all the casualties resulted from the hotel attack.