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Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds on fifth attempt at crossing after she first tried in 1978
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
The Chong Chon Gang ship was sailing from Cuba through the Panama Canal when it was seized in July
Russian newspaper reports Snowden discussed his flight plans with consulate in Hong Kong prior to departure, despite Putin claims his arrival was 'complete surprise'
Head of Russian foreign affairs committee announces that he has accepted the offer in a tweet but quickly deletes it
Lawyers for four inmates have also filed petitions with the US government to stop this procedure during the religious festival
Embassy confirms two men released after a secret court hearing
Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish.
The daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro has been refused permission to travel to Philadelphia, despite being invited to receive an award for her gay rights activism there.
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
A country whose citizens collectively succeeded in losing weight and increasing their level of physical activity saw their health improve and death rates plunge.
When the Cuban delegation arrived for the London Olympics last summer, no one paid very much attention to the mid-level government official with thick silver hair who was leading it. Miguel Diaz-Canel was not Raul Castro, after all, and most of the rest of the world had barely heard of him. So why get overly excited? Now we know why Diaz-Canel, 52, was chosen for the task and why just a few weeks earlier he accompanied Raul to the Rio plus 20 Summit on global warming in Brazil. He was being deliberately groomed as the man the Castro brothers had judged to be the best option to take over when finally they cede control to a new generation.
Ageing President Raúl Castro, brother of Fidel, appoints new deputy and signals transition to democracy
Briton had originally missed out on final before reprieve while Yates wins points race
Hopes that their idol would take up the reins of his revolution appear to have dissipated