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Hurricane Ian hit Cuba 10 days ago and the island nation is still recovering
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Hurricane Ian hit Cuba 10 days ago and the island nation is still recovering

Ten days after the storm left still unquantified devastation across western Cuba, many Cubans are still without electricity, water or basic goods.

Complete blackout, overturned planes: Hurricane Ian batters Cuba, heads to Florida
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Complete blackout, overturned planes: Hurricane Ian batters Cuba, heads to Florida

Around 11 million people in Cuba are living in darkness as Hurricane Ian caused a breakdown of the country’s electrical system. Now Florida braces for catastrophe as the storm nears it

Cuba suffers complete blackout after hurricane Ian knocks out power grid
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Cuba suffers complete blackout after hurricane Ian knocks out power grid

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated and others fled the area ahead of the arrival of Ian, which caused flooding, damaged houses and toppled trees

Love is Love: Cuba joins a growing list of nations that have legalised same-sex marriages
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Love is Love: Cuba joins a growing list of nations that have legalised same-sex marriages

Cuba has voted to legalise same-sex marriages. From Switzerland to Taiwan, the list of nations giving rights to the LGBTQ+ community is growing

Cubans voting on landmark referendum to allow same-sex marriage, adoption & surrogate pregnancies
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Cubans voting on landmark referendum to allow same-sex marriage, adoption & surrogate pregnancies

The updated code would represent a major shift in a country where machismo is strong and where the authorities, in the 1960s and 1970s, sent homosexuals to militarized labour camps

Camilo Guevara March, son of Cuba's rebel hero Ernesto Che Guevara, dies at 60
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Camilo Guevara March, son of Cuba's rebel hero Ernesto Che Guevara, dies at 60

The official news agency Prensa Latina said he died during a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, of 'pulmonary thrombosis which led to a heart attack'

Deadly oil facility fire threatens to plunge Cuba into a deeper energy crisis
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Deadly oil facility fire threatens to plunge Cuba into a deeper energy crisis

Flames enveloped a third tank that firefighters had tried to cool as they struggle to fight the massive blaze in the western province of Matanza that began just days after the government announced scheduled blackouts for the capital of Havana

Cuba: Firefighters battle big blaze at oil tank farm in Matanzas
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Cuba: Firefighters battle big blaze at oil tank farm in Matanzas

The blaze began Friday night when lightning struck a storage tank during a thunder storm, and the fire spread to a second tank early Saturday, triggering a series of explosions

Cuba seeks help to contain fuel depot fire that has killed at least one, injured over a hundred
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Cuba seeks help to contain fuel depot fire that has killed at least one, injured over a hundred

Some 1,900 people have been evacuated from the affected area, according to officials from the western Matanzas province, where lightning struck a fuel tank late Friday, triggering an explosion

Havana: Explosion at luxury hotel due to gas leak kills 22, dozens injured
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Havana: Explosion at luxury hotel due to gas leak kills 22, dozens injured

Cuban state TV reported the explosion was caused by a truck that had been supplying natural gas to the hotel, but did not provide details on how the gas ignited

Interview | What’s happening in Ukraine is brutal; Putin is trying to justify the unjustifiable: German Ambassador Walter Lindner
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Interview | What’s happening in Ukraine is brutal; Putin is trying to justify the unjustifiable: German Ambassador Walter Lindner

Walter Lindner also cautioned against rising fuel prices and inflation. ‘Democracy and freedom have a price, and we are ready to pay it,’ he said

Russia is No 1: A look at the most-sanctioned countries in the world and their ‘crimes’
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Russia is No 1: A look at the most-sanctioned countries in the world and their ‘crimes’

In two weeks, Russia has become the most-sanctioned country in the world. On the infamous list are Iran, Syria, and North Korea

‘US feeds on crisis’: How countries have supported Russia in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine
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‘US feeds on crisis’: How countries have supported Russia in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine

Countries such as Iran, Belarus, China, Syria, Venezuela have extended their support to Moscow, blaming the US and Western allies for their expansionist policies

'More I cooperated, the more I was tortured': Guantanamo detainee sentenced after detailing CIA torture
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'More I cooperated, the more I was tortured': Guantanamo detainee sentenced after detailing CIA torture

Accused in the September 11 attacks, a Pakistani was held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who told a sentencing jury how he was raped, beaten and waterboarded by CIA interrogators

Mystery of 'Havana syndrome' fits the bill of mass psychogenic illness, but that doesn't mean symptoms aren't real
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Mystery of 'Havana syndrome' fits the bill of mass psychogenic illness, but that doesn't mean symptoms aren't real

The December 2020 National Academy of Science report concluded that mass psychogenic illness was a reasonable explanation for the patients' symptoms, particularly the chronic symptoms, but that it lacked patient-level data to make such a diagnosis

'Havana Syndrome': What we know about the puzzling illness plaguing US officials since 2016
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'Havana Syndrome': What we know about the puzzling illness plaguing US officials since 2016

The mystery illness has no definitive cause, but reports have suggested attacks using microwave or radio wave weapons could be behind it

Trial of 'mastermind' behind 9/11 attacks resumes: Who is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?
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Trial of 'mastermind' behind 9/11 attacks resumes: Who is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

Mohammed is currently captive in a high-security cell at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay on the US naval base

Cuba becomes first country in world to begin vaccinating toddlers against COVID-19
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Cuba becomes first country in world to begin vaccinating toddlers against COVID-19

The Abdala and Soberana vaccines are being given to children aged between 2-11

In a Cuban swamp, coalmen work day and night to revive the traditional way of making charcoal
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In a Cuban swamp, coalmen work day and night to revive the traditional way of making charcoal

For now, production from the Cienaga de Zapata project is modest: some 600 tons in its first year, with a goal of 700 tons this year.

Raul Castro resigns as head of Cuba's Communist Party; ending era that began in 1959
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Raul Castro resigns as head of Cuba's Communist Party; ending era that began in 1959

Castro said he was retiring with the sense of having 'fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland'