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Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban
HAVANA (AP) -- Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access....
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Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobani last year dissolved into a bloody, costly and months-long siege....
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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt....
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Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
CAIRO (AP) -- The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said....
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Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday after forming a surprise alliance with a small right-wing nationalist party Independent Greeks, signaling possible confrontation over the country's bailout....
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Greek vote shows growing European backlash against austerity
The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties and groups outside the mainstream like Syriza, which triumphed in Greece on Sunday after pledging to renegotiate the country's huge bailout agreements....
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Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Some female soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday....
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Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- Film director Steven Spielberg says Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who want to strip them of their identity....
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Italy promo gets thumbs up for turning stereotypes around
ROME (AP) -- Italy is making waves by turning stereotypes on their head - and selling the world its more serious side....
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Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian government is responsible for the latest increase in violence....
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