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 Rescue work continues at the destroyed Saratoga hotel, in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Yander Zamora/EPA

Cuban rescue workers combed through vast piles of rubble from the Hotel Saratoga in the early hours of Monday, uncovering four more bodies overnight a(...)

People watch the rescue effort at the site of a deadly explosion that destroyed the five-star Hotel Saratoga in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP

The death toll following an explosion at a luxury hotel in Cuba’s capital has risen to at least 22. Rescuers in Havana were searching rubble through (...)

 Al “Blue” Lewis at full stretch on the canvas after taking a thunderous left to the jaw from Muhammad Ali in the fifth round of their fight at Croke Park in July 1972.  Photograph: Tommy Collins

On April 4th, 1972, Harold Conrad arrived in London from New York. Booking into his hotel, he was handed three urgent messages to contact a man he had(...)

Portrait of R R Madden, the Dublin man who campaigned to end slavery. (Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain, 1858)

On a summer’s day in 1834, Richard Robert Madden, an Irish doctor, travelled to Marley, a plantation in the Jamaican mountains that was once under his(...)

Pulsed electromagnetic energy had been “credibly demonstrated” to cause the observed symptoms, the panel found.

A US intelligence report by a panel of expert scientists has named pulsed electromagnetic energy and ultrasound as plausible causes for the mystery Ha(...)

The US embassy in Havana, Cuba, where reports of mysterious symptoms emerged in 2016.  Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

The CIA has found that most cases of the mysterious ailments known as Havana syndrome are unlikely to have been caused by Russia or another foreign ad(...)

Cubans demonstrate outside the Capitol  in Havana last July against the government of  President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images

Detained protesters in Cuba could get up to 30 years in prison as they face the largest and most punitive mass trials on the island since the early ye(...)

The luxury over  water villas, reached by a wooden walkway, at the Kuramathi resort in the Maldives.

“Would madam care for a glass of Champagne?” the charming flight attendant asks. Would I what? After nearly two years of working at home in a cramped (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin welcomes chancellor Angela Merkel with a bouquet of flowers at the Kremlin. It was the chancellor’s final visit to Moscow. Photograph: Evgeny Odinokov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russia to support international efforts to stabilise the humanitarian crisis triggered by the Taliban takeov(...)

A march in support of the Cuban revolution passes through the Malecon  in Havana on August 5th. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

The Cuban regime is facing the biggest threat to its authority in decades, just four months after President Miguel Díaz-Canel consolidated his power o(...)

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