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Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama announced a deal Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, describing it as an "historic step forward" that must be followed by an end to the decades-old US embargo.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The death toll in militant attacks in North Sinai on Wednesday has risen to 70, many of them soldiers, security and medical sources said. The toll included soldiers and civilians, the sources said. (Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Yara Bayoumy, Editing by Angus MacSwan)