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Raul Castro's daughter Mariela refused entry visa to Philadelphia to accept award for gay rights activism
Friday 26 April 2013
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.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
The London Anniversary Games confirms a stellar line-up including the three Team GB gold medalists from 'Super Saturday'
Monday 15 April 2013
It will be announced today whether British welterweight Kell Brook's IBF world title bout against Devon Alexander, scheduled for 18 May, will have to be postponed for a third time. Brook has had scans on a foot injury. "It's not great," his promoter, Eddie Hearn, tweeted.
Saturday 16 March 2013
The core of the band is Heliocentrics member Jack Yglesias and his Venezuelan wife Luzmira Zerpa.
Thursday 14 March 2013
Usain Bolt will run in the same 4 x 100m relay team as Yohan Blake at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava in the Czech Republic on 27 June.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Instead of The Lightning Bolt versus The Beast, the big head-to-head on the track at the London Olympics last summer might have been Usain Bolt against Harry A-A. It was a thought that inevitably passed through the mind of Harry Aikines-Aryeetey as he departed Heathrow with the rest of the British team, bound for the first post-Olympic international track and field championship, the European Indoors, which open here in the west of Sweden tomorrow morning.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
If all goes according to plan, the era of the Castros in Cuba will come to an orderly end in five years' time. Raul Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel in 2008, says he will step down from the presidency in 2018, and has nominated the young (ish) Miguel Diaz-Canel as his most likely successor.
Miguel Diaz-Canel: Castro's chosen successor is integral figure in Cuban party machine but can he win over man in street?
Monday 25 February 2013
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.
Monday 25 February 2013
Ageing President Raúl Castro, brother of Fidel, appoints new deputy and signals transition to democracy
Monday 18 February 2013
A video tribute to Reeva Steenkamp has been released after she was found shot dead last week at the house of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius.
Friday 01 February 2013
Police said a 27-year-old woman, who is known to the footballer, suffered "slight" facial injuries
Ian Burrell: Jamaica's strange fascination with firearms is subtly different to that of the United States
Monday 14 January 2013
On the face of it, the sickening murder of Imani Green might appear to be a horrible symptom of the same gun culture that claimed the lives of 20 children at Sandy Hook a month earlier.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Under the constitution, new elections must be held if the President is too ill to be sworn in
Wednesday 12 December 2012
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Ecuador's president says that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is now undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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