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Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez demands justice

Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.

Afghanistan: anatomy of a hit

The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war comes into focus.

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Friendshipment en route to Cuba, breaking U.S. blockade

The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.

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African Union ramps up efforts for ceasefire in Libya

The AU questioned the stance of the rebels and the NATO powers that Gadaffi must go before any ceasefire and dialogue can commence.

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Bang your own head, not a seal’s

Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.

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Afghan president warns NATO: Stop killing civilians

U.S. and NATO airstrikes have long been a bitter issue with Afghans, but observers said Karzai's latest comments were the strongest yet.

NATO blocks possible peace deal in Libya

The two European NATO countries which have spearheaded the intervention in war torn Libya, the United Kingdom and France, are calling for an intensification of the intervention.

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Spurred by youth protests, Palestinian leaders to hold unity talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.

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Vietnam: a wonderful destination

Vietnam is becoming a tourist paradise, and word is getting out.

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Nepal elects new prime minister

The new prime minister of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, a Communist, is expected to revive Nepal's stalled peace process.

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