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Oldest Cuban celebrates her 126th birthday

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."

World Notes: Algeria, Greece, Canada and more

Protests in Algeria, migrant workers' hunger strike in Greece, steelworkers  in Canada, and news from South Korea, Haiti, Cuba.

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Time to normalize relations with Cuba

Polls have consistently shown a significant majority of Americans favor normal relations with Cuba.

World Notes: Cuba, Israel, Venezuela - and more

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.

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Send greetings to the Cuban Five

Still, there are five innocent anti-terrorist fighters sitting in U.S. prison, and it's important to keep their spirits up.

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World Notes: Cuba, Spain and more

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

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Cuba retools its socialism

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?"

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Cuban Five prisoners greet New Year

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.

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Haiti cholera may have originated with UN peacekeepers

New investigations reveal that the cholera epidemic in ravaged Haiti may have started out in a camp for Nepalese UN peacekeepers.

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World Notes: Cuba, Bangladesh and more

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

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