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Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba
SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) -- The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War....

Mexico president to deliver annual report on a troubled year
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- When President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers his annual report to congress, he'll reflect on a year that has seen rising homicide rates, a sluggish economy and a midterm electoral rout of his party....

Brazil's ousted and incoming leaders go from allies to foes
SAO PAULO (AP) -- For years, President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer had a political partnership of convenience. From different parties, they ran on the same presidential ticket and served together for more than half a decade....

Venturing to Mexico, Trump defends right to build huge wall
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised....

Slain IS figure was powerful leader with multiple roles
BEIRUT (AP) -- With the killing of Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the Islamic State group lost one of its most powerful figures, a militant with multiple roles: A propaganda chief, overseer of spectacular attacks in Europe and a trusted lieutenant of the group's top leader....

Uneasy truce holds between Syrian Kurds, Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- An uneasy truce between Turkish troops and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria held on Wednesday, despite Ankara's vow that it would never negotiate with what it calls a "terror organization."...

Yemeni rebels: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 16 civilians
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a house in the northern Yemeni city of Saada in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 16 civilians, Yemen's rebel-controlled state news agency reported....

The Latest: Renzi names official to rebuild quake-hit area
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the aftermath of the Italy earthquake (all times local):...

UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist groups, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen warned the Security Council on Wednesday....

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