Cuba’s president Raul Castro (C) looks as Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, after signing a historic ceasefire deal. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election. Photograph: EPA/Ernesto Aria

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Lionel Messi sits in court with his father Jorge Horacio Messi during their trial for tax fraud in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/Reuters

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Argentina’s former president and army chief Reynaldo Bignone sits in an Argentine courthouse during his trial in Buenos Aires. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Argentina’s last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condo(...)

50 Cent: teamed up with Irish-based Hostelworld to show the world what it is like to stay in a hostel.

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Dubai investor Selim Fendi plans to open Monaco’s first gold refinery in early 2017 to meet demand from local and global jewellers looking to make sur(...)

Dennis Harvey with his girlfriend Mina: ‘I have come to Spain and Chile as a valued equal for whom every door has been opened. Hashem and Alicia have come as members of a marginalised underclass of immigrants who are given almost no opportunities.’

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Rebecca Heasley: ‘To think I’m on the other side of it is just insane, and I couldn’t be happier with the results so far.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

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