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Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
HAVANA (AP) -- The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off....
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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
HAVANA (AP) -- The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings....
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8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said....
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Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacre
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children - in a school massacre....
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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....
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Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies
LONDON (AP) -- Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in Britain's biggest Cold War political scandal, the "Profumo Affair," has died. She was 70....
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Essebsi narrow favorite to win Tunisian presidency
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution....
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Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system....
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2004 tsunami: Horror of 'colorful mess' revealed
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 AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the third of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26....
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Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claims someone attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president....
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