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Mia Wasikowska: her character finds a job as ‘core whore’ to a fading star

The sight, early on in Maps to the Stars, of Robert Pattinson cruising in a limousine, may cause David Cronenberg watchers some anxiety. Are we in for(...)

 Host country Cuba’s representative Rodolfo Benitez Verson (right) and Dag Nylander (centre) of Norway, whose countries are guarantors of the negotiating process, speak alongside the chief of the  Farc delegation, Luciano Marin Arango (L), aka Ivan Marquez, in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

Negotiators for the Colombian government and the country’s largest guerrilla group say they have reached an agreement on ways to fight drug traffickin(...)

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There seems to be a lot of peekaboo action in the shops, with bits and bobs visible through holes and cut-outs . Is this actually a trend or are th(...)

Men walk under a portrait of former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana. Since last month, Cubans have had access to automatic cash machines for the first time and  can provide accommodation for tourists and visitors. Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

It is by no means impossible to have a life of paradise in Havana – and you don’t have to be a well-connected party member or a foreign tourist to enj(...)

Jal Mahal, Jaipur, India.  Photograph: Michael Busselle
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I want to skip Christmas this year and am thinking either India or Cuba. I would be interested in learning to dance in Cuba, and in India I would b(...)

Longtail boats at Phra Nang Beach (Hat Phra Nang) with Happy Island in the background. Railay, Krabi, Thailand
365 days of summer
  • Travel
  • September 21, 2013, 00:00

Have a GoldenerOctober in CyprusAlready fretting about the turning back of that damned hour? Avoid the onset of winter blues with a quick trip to the (...)

Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad (64) is the first swimmer to make the swim through the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Florida Keys without the security of a shark cage. This was her fifth attempt at the approximately 110-mile swim. Photograph:  Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Getty Images

American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage las(...)

Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa after   meeting  then taoiseach Charles Haughey at Shannon airport. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dear Prime Minister Haughey,I know that you have followed our successful efforts to develop a bipartisan consensus behind US policy toward Central Ame(...)

Mikhail  Gorbachev and Charles Haughey after their  meeting  at Shannon airport. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev stopped over at Shannon on April 2nd, 1989, on his way to Cuba, for a meeting with then taoiseach Char(...)

Seven Cubans have died and more than 40 have been hospitalised after drinking industrial methanol which they thought was rum.
Fake rum kills seven in Cuba
  • World
  • July 31, 2013, 21:05

Seven Cubans have died and more than 40 have been hospitalised after drinking industrial methanol which they thought was rum, the public health mini(...)

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