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Fidel Castro's final resting spot shrouded in mystery
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti....

Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) -- On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash....

AP INTERVIEW: Leader promises 'a new Gambia' after upset win
YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's newly elected president on Saturday vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country....

Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- President Raul Castro announced that Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel, and bar the construction of statues of the former leader and revolutionary icon in keeping with his desire to avoid a cult of personality....

In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood
MALANA, India (AP) -- For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas....

Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say....

Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness....

Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler's death
MOSCOW (AP) -- Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation's first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader who ruled for 27 years....

Saudi king starts tour of Gulf Arab states with visit to UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies....

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave....

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