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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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Chavez attacks Hillary for ‘threatening’ Russia, China


July 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticised US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who he claimed threatened Russia and China while speaking at a Friends of ... Read more...

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Pope turns 85


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 16 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI marked his 85th birthday Monday.The pope met his older brother, 88 year-old Father Georg Ratzinger, and asked Catholics to pray that he ... Read more...

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Castro pokes fun at Obama’s summit outfit


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during ... Read more...

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WHO praises Cuba’s health care system


March 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Anarfi Asamoa-Baah said he was impressed ... Read more...

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Cuba, US to resume friendly baseball games


March 21st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba and the US will resume in Havana in July an annual series of friendly baseball games that will serve to prepare both countries for international ... Read more...

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Chavez heads back to Venezuela


March 17th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Friday via Twitter that he was returning to the Andean nation after spending three weeks in Cuba for cancer treatment."Good afternoon, ... Read more...

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Cuba showcases cancer vaccines


March 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 6 (IANS) Cuba's biotechnology industry is showcasing the latest advances in the anti-cancer vaccines at the 29th Havana International Biotechnology Congress.Monday's opening session was attended by 600 experts ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro meets cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuban President Raul Castro and his brother Fidel Castro visited cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is currently recovering from a medical surgery, the Univision ... Read more...

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Castro meets experts to discuss threats to human species


February 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has met experts from 22 countries to discuss subjects related to dangers threatening the human species.The meeting was the 85-year-old Cuban ... Read more...

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Row over Jesus a conspiracy: Karat (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) There is a "conspiracy" behind the controversy surrounding Jesus Christ and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), general secretary Prakash Karat said here Tuesday."There is ... Read more...

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Controversy over Jesus Christ needless: Karat


February 7th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday termed the present controversy surrounding his party and Jesus Christ as a needless one and ... Read more...

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Socialism can’t resolve all ills: Fidel Castro (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro says he now realises it was a mistake to think that socialism can resolve all economic problems.Castro made the candid admission during the release ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro releases two-volume memoir


February 5th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro presented a two-volume memoir at a public ceremony in Havana, where he referred to the mistake of believing that with socialism ... Read more...

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Castro’s daughter wants Banderas to play her dad in film


January 15th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS/EFE) The estranged daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro wants Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas to play her father in the upcoming biopic "Castro's Daughter".Alina Fernandez suggested ... Read more...

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Twitter fuels Fidel Castro death rumor


January 5th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cuban leaders do not find Fidel Castro’s death rumor on Twitter funny. The country’s administration has spoken against the rumor which spread over the miniblog this week.... Read more...

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Venezuela president goes for last chemotherapy session


September 18th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced that he was travelling to Cuba to undergo the fourth round of chemotherapy, which he said will probably be the ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro amused by speculations about his death


September 11th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro said he's "amused" that there are people speculating about his death, according to a voice recording aired on Venezuelan ... Read more...

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The commissars love their football, disavow ideology


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) They may idolise Hugo Chavez. But as Venezuela takes on Argentina in this soccer crazy city, West Bengal's Communist leaders, who ruled the state for 34 ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro turns 85


August 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fidel Castro, the charismatic leader of the Cuban Revolution, celebrated his 85th birthday Saturday.Singers and musicians from nine Latin American countries Friday night dedicated a ... Read more...

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Cuban gay couple plans to wed on Fidel Castro’s birthday


July 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 18 (IANS/EFE) A transsexual and a homosexual Cuban will marry Aug 13 in Havana in the first wedding of this type to be held on the island on ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro slams ‘assassination’ of unarmed bin Laden


May 6th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday slammed the 'assassination' of Osama bin Laden who was reportedly unarmed when U.S. Special Forces shot at him.According to the ... Read more...

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Castro confirms he won’t be in top Cuban leadership


April 19th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 19 (IANS) Fidel Castro in an article published Tuesday confirmed that he would no longer be part of the top leadership of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC). In ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro garners 100,000 followers on Twitter


March 9th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Cuban political leader Fidel Castro has touched the 100,000 mark where his Twitter followers are concerned.The government says it is the first Cuban themed Twitter account to break ... Read more...

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Che Guevara’s motorcycle companion dead


March 6th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Alberto Granado, the motorcycle companion of Ernesto Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88, BBC reported.Cuban state media reported that Granado died ... Read more...

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Venezuelan president wants Carter to join Libya mission


March 5th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has proposed the inclusion of former US president Jimmy Carter in a peace mission to Libya.Opponents of Libyan leader Muammar ... Read more...

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US concerned about safety of Libya’s oil reserves, not peace: Castro


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Cuba, Feb.23 (ANI): Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said that America is not worried about maintaining peace in Libya but is more concerned about country's oil reserves.In a column published in ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro says US ready to order NATO invasion of Libya


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
HAVANA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday said the US will not hesitate to order NATO to invade Libya in order to control the country's oil reserves."For me, ... Read more...

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan To Weave Some Magic In 60s Drama ‘Magic City’


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, might look like Javier Bardem but the guy is better remembered as Denny Duquette from 'Grey’s Anatomy'. Denny had his heart transplant and went ahead to have ... Read more...

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Cuba raps Facebook, YouTube


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 16 (IANS) Cuba has denounced online social network Facebook and Google-owned video sharing network YouTube for closing its account and censoring video links from the two websites.YouTube censored the ... Read more...

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Capturing Castro, Che and Cuba on lens


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The saga of the building of Cuba as a nation after the revolution is on display in the Indian capital, thanks to Mexican photographer ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro obsessed with “impressive” Obama: Wikileaks


December 18th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Former Cuba President Fidel Castro had an obsession for US President Barack Obama, and praised him as a "very good communicator" with "impressive working capacity", according to ... Read more...

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‘”Best friends forever” ignored Cuba’s human rights violations for commercial benefits’


December 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Havana, Dec 18 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Spain had stopped pressuring Cuba over human rights with the intention ... Read more...

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Indians among foreigners to be honoured by Bangladesh


December 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Nearly 400 people worldwide, including 226 Indians and 40 Pakistanis, figure in a list of eminent people to be honoured by Bangladesh for their role in its ... Read more...

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London hotel’s 9-course, $1,480 per person meal has few takers


December 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): An exclusive hotel in London's Mayfair district offers nine courses and a rare Krug champagne, but the expensive fare has few takers.A week after launching a tasting menu ... Read more...

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