The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."
Protests in Algeria, migrant workers' hunger strike in Greece, steelworkers in Canada, and news from South Korea, Haiti, Cuba.
Polls have consistently shown a significant majority of Americans favor normal relations with Cuba.
Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.
Still, there are five innocent anti-terrorist fighters sitting in U.S. prison, and it's important to keep their spirits up.
Cuba: Infant Mortality rate hits new low, Spain: An end to armed conflict by Basque separatists? Palestine: Civilians under siege, Afghanistan: Grim death toll statistics, Tunisia: Protests continue, spread to neighboring Algeria, South Africa: Zuma speech has unifying effect
Cuba is charting a new socialist course, asking "What is socialism, if not to give well-being to the people and redistribute the resources in the best way possible?"
The five men held in U.S. prisons for protecting Cuba from terrorist attacks, known as the Cuban Five, send their greetings of optimism and struggle for the New Year.
New investigations reveal that the cholera epidemic in ravaged Haiti may have started out in a camp for Nepalese UN peacekeepers.
Cuba: Economic reforms apply to health care; Bangladesh: Textile workers launch massive strike; Costa Rica: Opposition protests U.S. troops; Spain: WikiLeaks reveals talks on AFRICOM hosting; Japan: Peace Conference centers on removal of foreign bases; Egypt: Defeated opposition takes to the streets