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Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life

SANTIAGO, Cuba Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century's most influential figures. | Video

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Women, children leave Islamic State holdout in Sirte: Libyan forces

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city.

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Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

ROME Nearly 60 percent of Italy's voting population had cast their ballots by Sunday evening in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has vowed to resign if he loses. | Video

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Austrians reject far right in presidential election

VIENNA Austria's far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated on Sunday, confounding forecasts of a tight election in which he would ride a wave of populism sweeping the West.

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Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices

BEIRUT As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment.

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Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

RIO DE JANEIRO Demonstrators marched in cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting corruption and a recent vote in Congress that was perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors currently leading graft probes.

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