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  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
    North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

  • UN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rights
    UN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took up the issue of North Korea's bleak human rights situation for the first time Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanty.

  • Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby
    Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now.

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives
    Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

  • Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests from citizens in recent weeks.

  • Iraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horror

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of Islamic State group extremists after they were taken as slaves when last summer, leaving them deeply traumatized, an international watchdog group said in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
    Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost
    10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.

  • 88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election
    88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in 2011 and triggering the Arab Spring uprisings across the region.

  • Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
    Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.

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