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The boats of guns for hire against pirates

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:30
The risks and rewards of storing guns at sea
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Gross released

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:28
Alan Gross was in a Cuban prison Tuesday morning when his attorney, Scott Gilbert, phoned to say Gross would soon be released.
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The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:27
The Kremlin denies sending Russian troops to Ukraine, but Russian volunteers there are proud to talk about their crusade to revive an Orthodox empire.
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5 questions about embargo

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:26
The U.S. trade embargo on Cuba started in 1962, but what exactly does it entail? These are five key questions to ask.
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VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:15
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?
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The buildings that would have been impossible

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:11
The buildings that would once have been impossible
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VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:10
The 49 children who made it to an unlikely nativity
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What about baseball?

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:08
More than half a century of hostility between the United States and Cuba has done nothing to diminish the island's love of America's national pastime.
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Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:59
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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Feel younger at heart, live longer

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:58
Go ahead. Lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.
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LZ: Is U.S. learning from history?

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:54
LZ Granderson says the U.S. can set right some wrongs created in the 1950s when it supported a brutal dictatorship in Cuba, paving the way for Fidel Castro to take over
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In pictures: US-Cuban relations

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:53
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
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US stocks surge on Fed statement

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:52
The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
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Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:35
The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:19
Artist's colourful search for identity
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What to know

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:35
President Barack Obama will ease sanctions imposed against Cuba under the U.S. embargo after Cuba agreed to release American aid worker Alan Gross.
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US coach banned for eight years

bbc - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:33
American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
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Pope's role

cnn - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:31
Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: the end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.
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