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Cuba's Raul Castro to retire in five years
Cuban president announces he will leave office at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election.
Last updated: 25 Feb 2013 10:06 GMT
US delegation visits Cuba to ease tensions
Seven lawmakers hope to free imprisoned US contractor Alan Gross and take steps to improve political relationship.
Last updated: 19 Feb 2013 06:02 GMT
US releases Cuban man jailed for spying
Cuba calls for Rene Gonzalez to be returned to Havana amid fears he could be in danger while on probation in the US.
Last updated: 08 Oct 2011 05:57 GMT
Castro to stand for re-election
Aide says Cuban leader will be in "perfect condition" to run for presidency in 2008.
Last updated: 16 Mar 2007 12:21 GMT
Aide says Castro recovering
Official says Cuban leader is still in charge and will surprise sceptics.
Last updated: 26 Jan 2007 04:52 GMT
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Israeli air strikes continue as the Palestinian death toll has reached more than 100, and several hundred more injured.
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In Pictures: S Sudan's joyless anniversary
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence the country’s humanitarian crisis is spiraling out of control.
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