World Bulletin / News Desk
A prisoner was found dead of undetermined causes at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base where foreigners have been held without any trial since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. military said on Monday.
Two of the earlier deaths were from natural causes and six were designated as suicides, most of them by hanging.
The unidentified prisoner, whose name and nationality were not disclosed pending notification of family, died on Saturday, military officials said. He was the ninth captive to die at the detention camp since it opened in 2002.
The dead man was not among the small group currently facing charges in the war crimes tribunal at the Guantanamo base in eastern Cuba, and he had not been designated as eligible for prosecution, said Navy Captain Robert Durand, a spokesman for the detention operation.
About half of the Guantanamo detainees have been cleared for release, but it was not known if he was among that group.
Guards found the man "motionless and unresponsive" during a routine check, he said. Medics tried to revive him and took him to the base hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Durand said.
His remains will be returned home after an autopsy, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the death, he said.
The prisoner had previously been a hunger striker whose weight dropped low enough that he was force-fed nutritional supplements, though he sometimes ate food while on a hunger strike, Durand said.
"He declared himself to be no longer a hunger striker on June 1, but continued to be medically monitored," Durand said. "Recently, his weight was recorded at 95 percent of his ideal body weight, and 14 pounds heavier than he was when he arrived at Guantanamo."
Brazil approves a record number of refugee applications - more in one day than the whole of 2013.
The protesters headed to the hospital soon after they wrapped up a demonstration in Benghazi's Independence Street in support of the Libyan army and against what they called "terrorism".
"The municipalities had to discharge wastewater into the sea without treatment, which might cause a major health crisis," Nazar Hegazi, head of Gaza municipality, said.
Osama Hamdan, Hamas' foreign relations chief, said lifting the blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has been in place since 2006, is the main demand of Hamas.
The Israeli army may substitute the new reservists with troops that are serving on the Gaza front now to give them some rest.
Bolivian President Evo Morales lambasted Israel over the military offensive in Gaza and tore up a long-standing free entry agreement with the country.
The dead included 37 women and children, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Spokesman Farhan Haq said the UN will remain as a talks facilitator between Turkish and Greek Cypriots.
Four sources in Lebanon named the Hezbollah commander as Ibrahim al-Haj, a technical specialist involved in training.
Ukrainian government troops have advanced against rebels in eastern Ukraine since the start of the month, when they pushed the rebels out of their best-defended stronghold, the town of Slaviansk.
"NATO has been too complacent about the threat from Russia, and it is not well-prepared," Britain's Parliament's Defence Select Committee said.
"No delegation is in Cairo yet…These reports are devoid of truth," senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq said
As a result, the overhaul of the national budget and the country's health insurance is in limbo
Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community
In recent months, South Sudan's rivals held on-again, off-again peace negotiations in Addis Ababa under the IGAD auspices.
The school was the second such UNRWA facility to be hit by the Israeli army within one week. On Thursday, at least 15 Palestinian civilians were killed when the Israeli army shelled the Beit Hanoun school, also in northern Gaza Strip.