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HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuff... Full Story

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  • Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
    Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

    HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal.The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

  • 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.

  • AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba
    AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

    EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from he island, including The Associated Press' American staff.

  • 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: US drone strike kills 5 militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.

  • Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions
    Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confired the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.

  • Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages
    Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.

  • 2004 tsunami: A crying boy with a piece of bread
    2004 tsunami: A crying boy with a piece of bread

    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the APasked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most.

  • 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.

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