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HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Ca... Full Story

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  • No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
    No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

    HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

  • Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza
    Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.

  • Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas
    Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren.

  • Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
    Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.

  • Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba
    Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that helped inform his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

  • Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies
    Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

    LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70.

  • Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe
    Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a court to sentence President Vladimir Putin's chief foe to 10 years in prison, but the defiant opposition leader vowed to keep up his fight against the Kremlin regime.

  • AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored
    AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored

    To say that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country.

  • In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness
    In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

    BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights.

  • Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown
    Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

    CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police trucks.

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