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Senior commander Colonel Montano Morales could appear in court next year on charges of terrorism, murder and crimes against humanity

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The Hermione preparing to cross the Atlantic on Saturday

The original Hermione participated in a 'critical' French naval blockade and the British surrendered to George Washington

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Being gay ceased to be a crime in Cuba in 1979, though changing attitudes to the LGBT community remains a work in progress still today

Fidel Castro's niece is proving a force for progress, although some people are nostalgic for the old, secretive days

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The gas is banned from being used to put animals down in some US states

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Kristen Lindsey was fired from her job at the Washington Animal clinic, who distanced themselves from the ex-vet

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Drivers were advised to close the windows and air vents of their cars as they drove past the 128 spilt hives

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Four members of a Royal Navy hockey team have been charged by the Canadian authorities with sexual assault (stock image)

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US president Barack Obama needs to keep enough Democrats on side to ensure that the fast-track bill is passed

 

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The state would replace execution with life imprisonment

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Seals are killed for the commercial fur trade

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