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Espinosa Chepe, Cuban dissident economist, dies

09/23/2013 2:23am
A Cuban human rights group says Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, has died in Spain. He was 72.

2 Romanian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

09/23/2013 2:42am
The defense ministry says two Romanian soldiers have died after they stepped on an improvised explosive device during a patrol in eastern Afghanistan.

Russia's top mufti protests ban on Quran's edition

09/23/2013 3:47am
Russia's top Islamic cleric has protested a provincial court order to declare a translation of the Quran as extremist and to destroy it.

UN agency says drop in child labor not fast enough

09/23/2013 4:51am
The number of children doing hazardous work dropped by half to 85 million from 2000 to 2012, but the rate of progress isn't fast enough to meet the goal of having no child laborers by 2016, the U.N. labor agency reported Monday.

Swedish police under fire for illegal list of Roma

09/23/2013 8:36am
Sweden's police have been severely criticized for compiling a secret, illegal registry of more than 4,000 Roma, including children.

Ex-presidential candidate in Armenia is convicted

09/23/2013 9:38am
A court has convicted a former presidential candidate in the ex-Soviet nation of Armenia of attempted murder for ordering the shooting of another fringe contender ahead of a presidential election earlier this year and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.

Germany gets its 1st black members of Parliament

09/23/2013 9:41am
A chemist and an actor _ both with family roots in Senegal _ have become Germany's first black federal lawmakers, according to official election results released Monday.

Espinosa Chepe, Cuban dissident economist, dies

09/23/2013 12:26pm
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died in Spain on Monday. He was 72.

Victims of the Kenya mall attack

09/23/2013 2:47pm
The attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya's capital has killed dozens of people, from Africa, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas. Here are details about some of the victims.

Venezuela-to-France cocaine bust yields 9 arrests

09/23/2013 6:27pm
The smuggling of 1.4 tons of cocaine in 31 suitcases on an Air France flight from Caracas to Paris has led to nine arrests on two continents, and Venezuela's top police official said Monday that he expected more arrests with airline workers suspected.