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Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after fighting cancer

Rob Ford dies of cancerRob Ford, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died Tuesday after fighting cancer, his family says. He was 46.

Ford rode into office on a backlash against urban elites. He cast an image sharply at odds with Canada's reputation for sedate, unpretentious politics.


Brussels attacks: Airport and metro rocked by blasts

Belgium attacksWestern Europe was on high alert on Tuesday after attackers launched twin assaults in Belgium's capital Brussels with bombs ripping through the airport and the underground metro line. More than 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded - many in critical condition.    

Belgian's federal prosecutor told state media one of the explosions at Zaventem airport was "probably" a suicide attack.


Obama address to Cubans: Time to bury ‘last remnants’ of Cold War in Americas

Obama in CubaPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Cubans to look to the future with hope, casting his historic visit to the communist nation as a moment to “bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas.”

Obama’s address opened a whirlwind final day on the island that includes a meeting with Cuban dissidents and attendance at an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba’s beloved national team – events made possible by the normalization of U.S. and Cuban relations 15 months ago.


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.


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