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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....

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....

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 humanity. North Korea quickly denounced the move....

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
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
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....

Bombs blamed on extremists kill 26 in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said....

AP PHOTOS: Spain searches for Franco-era graves
ESTEPAR, Spain (AP) -- Across Spain, volunteer teams of archeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves - a legacy of Spain's fascist past....

Truck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgow
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said....

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Bombs blamed on extremists kill 26 in northeast Nigeria

NKorea accuses UN of discussing its rights, not US torture

Dozens injured in 3 separate attacks in France

Latin America/Caribbean
Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

Middle East
88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election