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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.

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.