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Report: #Russia to reopen spy base in #Cuba

Russia has provisionally agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post in Cuba that was used to spy on the United States, a Russian daily reported after President Vladimir Putin visited the island-nation last week.

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#Mexico rescues hundreds of 'abused' children

Mexicon authorities have rescued 458 children from a vermin-infested refuge for abandoned boys and girls, some of whom they believe were sexually abused.

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US detains prominent immigration activist

One of the most prominent immigration rights activists in the US, who revealed in 2011 that he was an undocumented immigrant, has been detained and later released by authorities at a Texas airport after visiting a city bordering Mexico.

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US wants hefty term for 'train bomb plotter'

Prosecutors in the US have pushed for a hefty sentence for a Tunisian man accused of ties to an unsuccessful plot to derail a Canada-US passenger train who agreed last month to a plea deal that included no terrorism charges.

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Children killed in shooting at US home

A man has killed six people, including four children, and wounded one in a shooting at a home in the US state of Texas.

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#Ghana World Cup fans seek asylum in Brazil

Hundreds of Ghanaian Muslims who entered Brazil as tourists for the World Cup have asked for asylum on religious grounds, police have said.

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#NSA 'spied on prominent Muslim-Americans'

Hooshang Amirahmadi

An online magazine has reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the US government's secret surveillance programme aimed at national security threats.

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New Orleans ex-mayor jailed for a decade

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption offences.

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#Brazil World Cup fans burn buses in Sao Paulo

Brazilian fans and protesters, unhappy over Brazil's 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany, have taken to the streets of Sao Paulo and burned at least 20 buses, as police ramp up security for Wednesday's semi-final.

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El Salvador leader turns palace into museum

El Salvador's president has turned his official residence, a palatial building in a wealthy area of the capital San Salvador, into a museum and arts centre for the poor and disadvantaged.

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