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Obama meets Cuban President Raúl Castro

Obama meets CastroPresident Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro met Monday as part of Obama's historic visit to the Cuban capital marking the revitalized relations between the two countries.

It was their third face-to-face encounter since the two countries began to normalize relations 15 months ago, but it was the first on Castro's home turf and the first visit of a U.S. president to the island in 88 years.


Barack Obama lands in Cuba as first president to visit in 88 years

Obama lands in CubaBarack Obama descended on Cuba with a pomp unmatched by the Pope on Sunday, becoming the first American president to visit Cuba in nearly a century, and the first since a revolution led by Fidel Castro toppled a US-backed strongman in 1959.

A giant American delegation, estimated at somewhere between 800 and 1,200, swept into Havana this weekend, intent on closing a final chapter in cold war history and sealing the diplomatic legacy of Obama’s presidency.


Cuba rolls out red carpet for historic Obama trip despite embargo

Cuba welcomes ObamaPresident Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a historic visit, venturing into what was once enemy territory where a Communist government that vilified the United States for decades has prepared a red-carpet welcome.

The three-day trip, the first by a U.S. president in 88 years, was unthinkable until Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in December 2014 to end an estrangement that began when Cuba's revolution ousted a pro-American government in 1959.


Cyber expert disappears after comments on Bangladesh central bank heist

Cyber expert missing in BangladeshA cyber crime expert has disappeared after talking to police and the media about an attempted $951 million cyber heist from Bangladesh's central bank, his wife said on Sunday.

Kamrun Nahar Chowdhury said her husband Tanveer Hassan Zoha had been taken from a motorized rickshaw in the early hours of Thursday by people in plainclothes who blindfolded him and drove off with him in a vehicle.


At least 13 European university students die in Spanish coach crash

Spain bus crash kills studentsAt least 13 European university exchange students, all of them women, have died in a motorway coach crash near Tarragona in north-east Spain.

Jordi Jané, the Catalan interior minister, said the victims of the crash early on Sunday morning were aged 22 to 29 and “the majority are Erasmus students of various nationalities”.

He added: “We are trying to draw up a list of the victims.”


Roger Agnelli, family members die in Brazil plane crash

Roger AgnelliRoger Agnelli, the former head of the Brazilian mining giant Vale, has died after his private jet crashed into a residential building in Sao Paulo, local media reported.

Agnelli, his wife and two of his children were among seven killed when his aircraft slammed into the building around 18:20 GMT on Saturday, minutes after taking off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo, an aviation official told Reuters news agency.


Nine Cubans die at sea and 18 rescued off Florida, US coast guard reports

Cubans die at seaNine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 others were rescued by a cruise ship after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles from the Florida coast, the US coast guard said on Saturday.

The migrants were severely dehydrated when they were found Friday and said they had been at sea 22 days. The bodies of those who didn’t make it were placed overboard, said coast guard petty officer Mark Barney. The survivors were in bad condition.


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