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Cuba votes for new National Assembly, opens door to major political change as end of Castro era looms on the horizon
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Cuba votes for new National Assembly, opens door to major political change as end of Castro era looms on the horizon

Cubans voted to ratify a new National Assembly, a key step leading to the elevation of a new president, the first in 60 years from outside the Castro family.

Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito', former scientific adviser to Cuban government, commits suicide
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Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito', former scientific adviser to Cuban government, commits suicide

The eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro has committed suicide, State media reported. He was 68 years old

Raul Castro confirms decision to step down next year; Cuba to get new president in April 2018
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Raul Castro confirms decision to step down next year; Cuba to get new president in April 2018

Cuban president Raul Castro on Thursday affirmed that he will leave office in April 2018, when the country's new national legislature convenes to elect a leader for the next five years

Vasyl Lomachenko outclasses Guillermo Rigondeaux for pound-for-pound crown, takes his first step towards boxing immortality
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Vasyl Lomachenko outclasses Guillermo Rigondeaux for pound-for-pound crown, takes his first step towards boxing immortality

Lomachenko proved he's a special fighter on Sunday when he outfought, out thought and simply outclassed Rigondeaux to defend his WBO junior lightweight title.

Cuba battles medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch with 85% of pharmaceutical industry dependent on imports
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Cuba battles medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch with 85% of pharmaceutical industry dependent on imports

Cuba is working on fixing chronic medicine shortages that started appearing a year ago due to its cash crunch

Donald Trump declares North Korea 'State sponsor of terrorism': Pyongyang joins Sudan, Syria, Iran on American list
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Donald Trump declares North Korea 'State sponsor of terrorism': Pyongyang joins Sudan, Syria, Iran on American list

Even though many of the punishments against North Korea have already been enacted under previous sanctions measures, putting any country on the list is a very serious move by Washington

Donald Trump to release final batch of classified files on John F Kennedy's assassination
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Donald Trump to release final batch of classified files on John F Kennedy's assassination

US President Donald Trump said, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy

Che Guevara's 50th death anniversary: Revisit a reporter's experience of capturing revolutionary's mortal remains
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Che Guevara's 50th death anniversary: Revisit a reporter's experience of capturing revolutionary's mortal remains

On 10 October, 1967 the Bolivian army presented the body of iconic Marxist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara to journalists in a makeshift morgue in a small town.

'Che is still here', say Cuban revolutionaries as island nation marks Guevara's 50th death anniversary
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'Che is still here', say Cuban revolutionaries as island nation marks Guevara's 50th death anniversary

Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Che Guevara's daughter fears Donald Trump's 'madness' could destroy humanity
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Che Guevara's daughter fears Donald Trump's 'madness' could destroy humanity

Legendary Cuban Communist revolutionary Che Guevara's daughter fears that the "madness" of US President Donald Trump could "destroy" humanity.

US planning withdrawal of embassy staff in Havana; Cuba urges Washington not to make hasty decisions
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US planning withdrawal of embassy staff in Havana; Cuba urges Washington not to make hasty decisions

The United States is crafting a plan for a drawdown of staff from the American embassy in Havana in response to still-unexplained incidents that have harmed the health of some US diplomats there, US and congressional officials said on Thursday.

Hurricane Maria likely to become Category 4 before it hits Caribbean islands
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Hurricane Maria likely to become Category 4 before it hits Caribbean islands

Hurricane Maria is forecast to become a major storm before it hits the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, intensifying to a Category 4 hurricane in the next 48 hours.

US considering closing embassy in Cuba after 'sonic attack', says Rex Tillerson
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US considering closing embassy in Cuba after 'sonic attack', says Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Washington is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in Havana in the wake of a mysterious "sonic attack" .

Hurricane Irma batters Cuba: President Raul Castro calls for unity after 10 die in storm
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Hurricane Irma batters Cuba: President Raul Castro calls for unity after 10 die in storm

Hurricane Irma made a landfall in Cuba's Camaguey archipelago on Friday night. At least ten people have died during the three-day rampage along the island.

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 4 storm after making landfall in Cuba while heading for Florida
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Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 4 storm after making landfall in Cuba while heading for Florida

Hurricane Irma weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm on early Saturday, according to the US National Hurricane Center, after making landfall hours earlier in Cuba

As Hurricane Irma rips through Carribean, Britain sends £12 million for victims
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As Hurricane Irma rips through Carribean, Britain sends £12 million for victims

Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning 12 million pounds (USD 15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid.

Raul Castro denounces Donald Trump's tough stance on Cuba, rejects US' rhetoric on human rights
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Raul Castro denounces Donald Trump's tough stance on Cuba, rejects US' rhetoric on human rights

Castro has denounced President Donald Trump's tougher line on relations with Cuba today, calling it a setback but promising to continue working to normalise ties

Cuba willing to engage with US despite setback in relations, says Raul Castro
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Cuba willing to engage with US despite setback in relations, says Raul Castro

Cuba has ratified its willingness to continue engagement with the US despite a setback in relations between the two countries.

Cuba's finance minister condemns Donald Trump's policy, says will not negotiate under US pressure
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Cuba's finance minister condemns Donald Trump's policy, says will not negotiate under US pressure

Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said that Cuba will never negotiate under pressure and would not make any concession to the US.

Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Parilla rejects new US policy, says 'will not negotiate under pressure'
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Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Parilla rejects new US policy, says 'will not negotiate under pressure'

Cuba's foreign minister has rejected President Donald Trump's new policy toward the island, saying "we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat".