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UN calls for end to US embargo on Cuba; Nikki Haley opposes resolution, says it justifies Havana's human rights violations
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UN calls for end to US embargo on Cuba; Nikki Haley opposes resolution, says it justifies Havana's human rights violations

The UN vote can carry political weight, but only the US Congress can lift the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuba. The United States and Israel voted against the resolution, 189 countries voted in favour and Ukraine and Moldova did not vote.

Over 60,000 Indians received green cards in 2017; number drops marginally from 2016
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Over 60,000 Indians received green cards in 2017; number drops marginally from 2016

Out of the over 600,000 Indians waiting for the most sought-after green card, only 60,394 have received the legal permanent residency last year.

Mysterious attacks on US diplomats in Cuba, China: Doctors, scientists suspect use of microwave weapons
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Mysterious attacks on US diplomats in Cuba, China: Doctors, scientists suspect use of microwave weapons

The US diplomats reported hearing intense high-pitched sounds in their hotel rooms or homes followed by symptoms that included nausea, severe headaches, fatigue, dizziness, sleep problems and hearing loss

Mobile internet goes free and national for a day in Cuba to much cheer
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Mobile internet goes free and national for a day in Cuba to much cheer

Until 2013, internet was largely only available to the public at tourist hotels on the island.

Former Cuban president Raul Castro accuses US of 'tightening the noose' by controlling country's financial transactions
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Former Cuban president Raul Castro accuses US of 'tightening the noose' by controlling country's financial transactions

Former Cuban president Raul Castro has accused the US of tightening its grip on his country, Venezuela and Nicaragua and persecuting their financial transactions

Cuba, one of the least connected countries, starts to roll out internet on mobile
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Cuba, one of the least connected countries, starts to roll out internet on mobile

The service will roll out nationwide by year-end, in Cuba, one of the least connected countries.

Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: New Delhi, Havana agree to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy
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Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: New Delhi, Havana agree to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy

India and Cuba have agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine.

Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: President says developing countries must work together to gain better place in global order
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Ram Nath Kovind in Cuba: President says developing countries must work together to gain better place in global order

President Ram Nath Kovind has urged Cuba to lead alongside to empower the developing nations, seeking to "play a leading role in enhancing the South-South cooperation".

Loss of coral reefs would double coastal flood damage, say researchers
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Loss of coral reefs would double coastal flood damage, say researchers

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said

US embassy in China sends new alert amid fears of 'sonic attack', urges Americans to be attentive of unusual health issues
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US embassy in China sends new alert amid fears of 'sonic attack', urges Americans to be attentive of unusual health issues

The alert by US embassy in China urged Americans to seek medical help if they suffer any "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena, or other health concerns".

US cautions its citizens in China after American embassy staffer reports brain injury from 'abnormal' sounds
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US cautions its citizens in China after American embassy staffer reports brain injury from 'abnormal' sounds

An American citizen working at the US consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds.

Cuba plane crash: Death toll rises to 111 as one survivor dies, two others still critical; cause yet unknown
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Cuba plane crash: Death toll rises to 111 as one survivor dies, two others still critical; cause yet unknown

The toll from last Friday's plane crash in Cuba has risen to 111 as one of the survivors succumbed to her injuries here, officials said.

Cuba plane crash: Death toll rises to 110; survivors critical in country's worst aviation disaster in three decades
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Cuba plane crash: Death toll rises to 110; survivors critical in country's worst aviation disaster in three decades

110 have died including five children in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades.

Cuba plane crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; President Miguel Diaz-Canel says probe underway
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Cuba plane crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; President Miguel Diaz-Canel says probe underway

An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana's airport, leaving three survivors.

Cuba plane crash: Cubana de Aviacion aircraft with 110 on board crashes near Havana; three rescued
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Cuba plane crash: Cubana de Aviacion aircraft with 110 on board crashes near Havana; three rescued

A Cuban state airways plane with 110 on board crashed shortly after taking off from Havana Friday, leaving a mass of twisted and smoldering fuselage

More than 100 feared dead after Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; at least 110 on board
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More than 100 feared dead after Boeing 737 plane crashes near Havana airport; at least 110 on board

A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, carrying 104 passengers plus crew on a domestic flight, Cuban state-run media reported.

Venezuela's Nicholas Maduro arrives in Cuba to meet new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, says wants to keep 'working together'
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Venezuela's Nicholas Maduro arrives in Cuba to meet new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, says wants to keep 'working together'

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro arrived in Havana on Friday to meet with Cuba's new president and ratify his struggling nation's ties with one of its few remaining allies.

Miguel Diaz-Canal named new Cuban president, vows to continue legacy of Raul and Fidel Castro
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Miguel Diaz-Canal named new Cuban president, vows to continue legacy of Raul and Fidel Castro

The first clues to the mystery of Cuba’s future power structure were revealed early Thursday when Raul Castro handed the presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge as Cuba's president, pledges to preserve communist system, reform economy
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Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge as Cuba's president, pledges to preserve communist system, reform economy

In his own half-hour speech to the nation, Diaz-Canel pledged to preserve Cuba's communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people.

Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over
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Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over

The silver-haired Diaz-Canel, 57 — a top Communist Party figure who has served as first vice president since 2013 — will become the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution, and the first in 60 years who is not named Castro.