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A militry convoy transports the remains of former Cuban president Fidel Castro from Revolution Plaza to the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia where he will be buried. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Fidel Castro’s ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell to the late (...)

 Cuban president Raul Castro (second right) stands with Brazil’s former presidents Dilma Rousseff (left) and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (second left) and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro  during a memorial tribute for his brother Fidel in Santiago de Cuba. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Cuban president Raul Castro has led tens of thousands of citizens in a pledge to defend the socialist legacy of his brother Fidel Castro, who died las(...)

Fidel Castro with Che Guevara. in the early days of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban leadership, for all its doctrinaire and embattled postures, does not reflect the corruption and greed of a Batista, a Mobutu, a Marcos, or any more contemporary tyrant. Photograph: Roberto Salas/AFP

When I reported from Cuba for this newspaper in 1969, 10 years after Castro had taken power, what I encountered was a persuasive reminder that in poli(...)

Surfers on Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donegal is the coolest place on the planet, according to National Geographic Traveller. The Irish county tops The Cool List: 17 for 2017, the UK ma(...)

Cuban leader Fidel Castro posing for photographers in Havana, Cuba in 2006. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has no plans to travel to Havana to attend memorial services for the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro this week. A spokes(...)

Students light candles in honour of former Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro a day after his death, at the Havana University. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Cuban government has declared nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader who has died at the age of 90. His ashes will be c(...)

Bolivian Victor Flores and Briton Joanna Orr: The couple are living in Ireland, using the “Surinder Singh” route, whereby they live in an EU country for a time before applying for a “family  permit” to enter the UK.

Five years ago, Joanna Orr sat in an internet cafe in Bolivia and wondered how she was going to bring her new husband, Bolivian man Victor Flores, bac(...)

The 133m Nachi-no-Otaki – Japan’s highest waterfall – seen from Nachi Taisha grand shrine at the end of the Kumano Kodo pigrimage route

At the end of Kumano Kodo, a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage trail through the Kii mountains of Japan, travellers are urged to step inside a huge camphor tr(...)

A store sign at  a border crossing between Chile and Argentina. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images

We were warned that the border crossing from Argentina into Chile was one of the strictest in South America. The geography of the country, isolated by(...)

China is predicted to spend more than $1,025 trillion on aircraft over the next two decades.

Boeing has revised upwards the 2015 estimate of the number of aircraft China airlines will order from 6,330 to 6,810 over the next two decades. China (...)

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