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Raul Castro Continues to be Cuba president

Raul Castro C uba President Raul Castro said Sunday while he accepted a whole new five-year term that it's going to he be his last as Cuba's president, for the first time placing a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the type of succession. The 81-year-old Castro also said he hopes to create two-term limits and age caps for political offices like the presidency - a huge prospect for a nation led by Castro or his older brother Fidel since 1959 revolution. Some constitutional changes are to be so dramatic that they'll have to be ratified with the Cuban people a public referendum, he was quoted saying, though he added he has not been named president in order to destroy Cuba's socialist system. Cuba is a an instant of "historic transcendence," Castro told lawmakers in speaking of his decision to name Diaz-Canel for the No. 2 job. "It represents a definitive step up the configurat

US desire Syrian opposition to be part of Rome talks

A senior U.S. official on Sunday urged the Syrian opposition to attend a planned international meeting in Rome immediately, saying it turned out an opportunity for rebels to make their case to get more support. The state run, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was clearly dissension among the opposition about the utility of such meetings and several members have signaled they will often not attend. Nearly 70,000 individuals have been killed in Syria's civil war within the last 22 months since fighting broke out between rebels wanting to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and government forces and allied militias. There appear to be growing tensions between the fighters on a lawn and opposition members beyond your country. "The Syrian opposition leadership is under severe pressure now from the membership, in the Syrian people, to get more support in the international community as well as in that context there's a lot of internal discussion in regards to the

Afghanistan Orders US Troops to Leave Crucial Province

The Afghan government on Sunday banned elite American forces from operating inside a strategic province adjoining Kabul, citing complaints that Afghans doing work for American Special Forces have killed and tortured villagers in the area. The ban is scheduled to go into effect in 2 weeks inside province, Maidan Wardak, which includes long been described as crucial link inside defense from the capital from the Taliban. If fully enacted, it will effectively remove the American military’s main way to obtain offensive firepower through the area, which lies southwest of Kabul and is also employed by the Taliban as being a staging ground for attacks on Kabul. An order has more potential significance with the scheduled withdrawal of standard American combat forces in Maidan Wardak. By late spring, American officials have said they expect almost all conventional troops in eastern Afghanistan being centered on advising Afghan forces, leaving Special Operations units because only offensive troo

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Expecting a Baby Girl

Kim Kardashian in Full Black Outfit Despite having your baby girl along the way, Kim Kardashian would look right in your house one of the vampy, gorgeous women from Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" video. The 32-year-old reality star supported famed photographer Mario Testino at Prism in West Hollywood on Saturday, Feb. 23. Just a couple of hours after Us Weekly revealed that Kardashian and beau Kanye West expect a daughter, Kardashian played up her bump and her glamour at the opening of Testino's new gallery. Along with her hair slicked back, bright pink lipstick and flawless-looking skin, the certainty star wore all black: A fitted pencil skirt that emphasized her expanding curves, leather jacket plus a tight black top that showcased her growing belly. Based on a witness, Kardashian graciously accepted pregnancy congratulations off their attendees with the bash. (Miley Cyrus also appeared to support Testino.) "Fun night!" she later tweeted. "Me

Despite Crash Daytona NASCAR 500 Race Is still On

Nascar Crash Visuals Fans feeling unsafe as soon as the horrific crash at Daytona International Speedway can change seats for NASCAR's biggest race. Track President Joie Chitwood said Sunday workers successfully repaired an area of fence -- 54 feet wide and 22 feet high -- that's shredded Saturday when Kyle Larson's car went airborne on the final lap of a second-tier race and crashed from the barrier that separates cars from fans. Large bits of debris, such as a tire, sprayed into the upper and lower section of the stands. The crash injured over 30 people, raising more questions about fan safety at race tracks. Halifax Health spokesman Byron Cogdell said seven people with crash-related injuries remained hospitalized Sunday in Daytona Beach in stable condition. The six people exposed to an alternative Halifax hospital in Port Orange with crash-related injuries had all been discharged by Sunday morning, Cogdell said. A spokeswoman at Florida Memorial Clinic may not rele

Governers Warns budget Cuts Put Jobs at Stake

Democratic and Republican governors in Washington on Sunday urged Congress to achieve a budget deal before billions in budget cuts kick in soon, warning the cuts might be a job-killer and get rid of post-recession economic gains. “I’m very worried about the effect on the economy,” Delaware Democratic Gov. Jack Markell told “Fox News Sunday.” Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie , center, seen with National Governors Association Chairman Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, left, and Vice Chairman Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, speaks throughout the opening news conference of the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington. The nation's governors say their states are threatened if the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, work March 1. The roughly $85 billion in across-the-board cuts this coming year to defense and other federal spending, referred to as sequester, begins Friday if Congress ceases to reach an agreement. Both sides decided to the program this season a

Pistorius Sibling Faces Kill Trial

Oscar's bother Carl Pistorius The older brother of South African track star Oscar Pistorius, charged with murdering his girlfriend, can also be facing trial for killing a lady in the vehicle accident some 5 years ago. Carl Pistorius is charged with culpable homicide after allegedly killing a motorcyclist in the 2008 accident away from Johannesburg. A neighborhood South African news station (e-News Channel Africa) reported Sunday that Carl Pistorius appeared problem last Thursday, but his trial was delayed until March. Lawyer Kenny Oldwage said in a very statement Sunday that "Carl deeply regrets the accident". He was quoted saying blood tests conducted through the police at the time proved which he had not been consuming alcohol. Oldwage added that charges brought after the accident were initially dropped, then again reinstated by national prosecutors. Oscar's bother Carl Pistorius Carl Pistorius is a huge constant presence with the court during his younger