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HAVANA (AP) — It's not your typical car lot.Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official says she is alarmed that Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians.Navi Pillay says the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more ...more

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said, adding that four other troops died elsewhere in eastern Ukraine.The state ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, Iraq's Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Mal ...more

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President Barack Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between the countries.At a meeting in New Delhi, Modi told U.S. Deputy Sec ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris.Her husba ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.A survey by the National Association ...more

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.The group said the court's decision is "deeply flawed" and violates the activists' r ...more

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NEW DELHI (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.Jitendra Singh, a top lo ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels have attacked the village of the country's defense minister and captured parts of it.Activists say the attack began Friday with a suicide bombing that targeted a checkpoint in the village of Rahjan in th ...more