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Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges 6:23pm EST

HAVANA (Reuters) - Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with the United States.  Full Article

 
Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel 6:44pm EST 

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said.  Full Article  

China arrests U.S. missionary near North Korea border 3:50pm EST 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday arrested Korean American missionary who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region.  Full Article