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Diplomat expresses anger at Cuba's inclusion on list of 13 who don;t do enough to combat problem

Cuba reacted angrily Tuesday to its inclusion on a U.S. list of countries that could be sanctioned for failing to fight human and child trafficking, calling it a "shameful slander" and part of Washington's efforts to justify its trade embargo.
Cuba is one of 13 countries put on notice Monday that they are not complying with the minimum international standards to eliminate the trade in human beings and sexual slavery, and could face U.S. penalties.


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Peter Erlinder violated Rwandan law by saying both Hutus and Tutsis contributed to genocide

A Rwandan court is expected to rule Thursday on whether a jailed law professor from Minnesota should be freed on bail for health reasons, his family said Tuesday. Peter Erlinder, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, has been accused of violating Rwanda's laws against minimizing genocide. Erlinder was arrested May 28 while in the country to help with the legal defense of an opposition leader.


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IRENE, South Africa (AP) — United States goalkeeper Tim Howard's bruised ribs are improving, and the U.S. Soccer medical staff said Monday he is expected to play Friday against Slovenia.

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Watch video of crash site

An Air India plane crashed near the southern Indian town of Mangalore Saturday morning. Of the 166 people on board 158 are feared dead. The crash occurred when the plane overshot the runway. All crew members died at the site.  


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Liberal Democratic party led by Nick Clegg holds balance of power

British Prime Minister has resigned as leader of the Labour Party in the wake of a crushing defeat in last week's election. His departure brings another unknown factor into Britain's volatile post-election confusion. The Conservative Party won the most seats but not enough to form a majority. The Liberal Democrat party is seeking to negotiate a power sharing deal.


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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's president and prime minister may both be in Tanzania this week, but they didn't even share a flight to get there. The agendas of the longtime rivals are worlds apart too, raising more questions about their struggling coalition government.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former Somali military colonel now living in Ohio ordered the detention and torture of a lawyer and human rights advocate in Somalia in 1988, an ordeal that permanently crippled the victim, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.


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(GIN) – A somber national memorial marked the 16th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide when close to a million people died in civil strife that pitted a Hutu-dominated government against majority Tutsis and moderate Hutus.


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(GIN) – Under orders from the Hizbul-Islam insurgents, all but two of Mogadishu's 13 radio stations have silenced their music programming, muting even the jingles played before the news, education and other programs.


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(GIN) – A $3.75 billion loan from the World Bank for a massive coal-fired power plant has run into a hornet's nest of opposition from South Africa's labor unions and environmentalists.


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