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'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'

Cuban cooks take to Facebook to share ingenious culinary creations in wake of food shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Cuban cooks take to Facebook to share ingenious culinary creations in wake of food shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic

A number of Cubans, with more ingenuity than resources, help their compatriots cope with shortages exacerbated by the new coronavirus pandemic with Facebook posts of culinary creations designed around what they’re actually likely to find at the market or with government rations.

Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'
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Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'

Pompeo, justifying the US' 2018 decision to leave the UNHRC, said that the election of the three countries was an indication of why we were right to leave that body

China, Russia, Cuba get seats on UN Human Rights Council despite opposition over abysmal records; Saudi Arabia misses out
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China, Russia, Cuba get seats on UN Human Rights Council despite opposition over abysmal records; Saudi Arabia misses out

Human Rights Watch and others said Riyadh continues to target rights defenders and has demonstrated little accountability for past abuses, including Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address rally in Delhi amid anti-CAA protests; newly-elected Karnataka MLAs to take oath; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address rally in Delhi amid anti-CAA protests; newly-elected Karnataka MLAs to take oath; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address rally in Delhi amid anti-CAA protests; newly-elected Karnataka MLAs to take oath; storm in Spain, Portugal, France claims eight lives; day's top stories

Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed
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Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed

CIA torture techniques: Published here for the first time, they are gritty and highly personal depictions that put flesh, bones and emotion on what until now had sometimes been portrayed in popular culture in sanitised or inaccurate ways: the so-called enhanced interrogations techniques used by the United States in secret overseas prisons during a feverish pursuit of al-Qaida after the 11 September, 2001, attacks.

Virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval to bring his singular, passionate pursuit of music to India in a debut concert
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Virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval to bring his singular, passionate pursuit of music to India in a debut concert

Arturo Sandoval picked the trumpet because it is 'the only instrument that could soar above a 100-piece orchestra but could also whisper in a ballad'. In this interview with Firstpost, he discusses his musical inspirations, the evolving nature of jazz and why awards don't define success for him

Nicolas Maduro scoffs at EU sanctions against Venezuela, accuses Brussels of doing Donald Trump's bidding
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Nicolas Maduro scoffs at EU sanctions against Venezuela, accuses Brussels of doing Donald Trump's bidding

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on Monday scoffed at sanctions imposed by the European Union and accused Brussels of doing US president Donald Trump's bidding.

Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders
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Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders

US president Donald Trump delivered his third address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. Trump touched upon topics of trade, defence, immigration in an over 30-minute speech

In latest move against President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in United States
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In latest move against President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in United States

President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro.

Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system
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Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system

Cuba passed a new electoral law that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister while retaining the one-party system. The law, which enacts changes already announced in the new constitution and was passed unanimously by the national assembly.

Iran hopeful India will 'act according to its national interest’, says Ambassador Ali Chegeni amid threats of US sanctions
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Iran hopeful India will 'act according to its national interest’, says Ambassador Ali Chegeni amid threats of US sanctions

Iran's Ambassador to India, Ali Chegeni also asserted that his country can provide 'affordability, accessability and security' of energy to India. The US had told India and other countries to cut oil imports from the Gulf nation to 'zero' by 4 November or face sanctions. 'India is a friend forever. We understand that India will act according to its national interest', said Chegeni.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Mexico on course to win eighth title, beat Martinique to top Group A
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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Mexico on course to win eighth title, beat Martinique to top Group A

Mexico have won their final Group A game against Martinique to advance to the quarter-finals as they look to win their eighth title at the regional championships

'US was built by immigrants': Donald Trump pitches himself to Hispanic voters as pro-migrants ahead of 2020 presidential bid
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'US was built by immigrants': Donald Trump pitches himself to Hispanic voters as pro-migrants ahead of 2020 presidential bid

US President Donald Trump pitched himself to Hispanic voters on Thursday during an interview with the US Spanish-language network. 'I love immigrants,' Trump said, when presenter Jose Diaz-Balart asked the President about his administration's policies on child separation, the DACA program and his 'zero-tolerance' border plans. He also said he believes 2020 Hispanic voters will appreciate his strong stances on Venezuela and Cuba.