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Tearful Cubans pay tribute to Fidel Castro

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans swarmed Havana’s Revolution Square for a tearful tribute to Fidel Castro on Monday while his brother, Raul, led a private ceremony in front of the late communist icon’s ashes. A weeklong farewell to Castro began with long lines of mourners streaming past a black-and-white picture …

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75 killed in Colombia plane crash, 6 survived

Seventy-five people died when a chartered plane carrying members of a Brazilian soccer club crashed on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, the authorities said early Tuesday. Six of the 81 people onboard survived, according to Brig. Gen. José Gerardo Acevedo, the police commander for the area surrounding Medellín, news agencies …

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Colombia plane crashes as it runs out of fuel

International Desk: The pilot of the plane that crashed in Colombia had radioed he was running out of fuel and in an emergency, according to a recording of his final communications. Monday night`s disaster killed 71 people, including most of Brazil`s Chapecoencse football team en route to a cup final …

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Trump names Gen James `Mad Dog` Mattis as defence secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump has named General James Mattis as his defence secretary. “He`s our best,” Mr Trump said, as he announced the nomination to a rally of supporters in Ohio. Gen Mattis, who is known as “Mad Dog”, was an outspoken critic of the Obama administration`s Middle East policy, …

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Bus accident kills 18 in China

A minibus crash in China killed at least 18 people on Friday when the vehicle plunged into a lake, state media reported. The minibus was travelling from Ezhou to Wuhan in the central province of Hubei with around 20 people on board, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Photos showed rescue …

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