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Cuban leader Fidel Castro's ashes buried in Santiago

Castro's ashes interred in a private ceremony in the city of Santiago, ending nine days of mourning.

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Jill Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount

Green Party-backed voters who filed the case say they cannot afford the $1m bond ordered by the court.

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Thousands bid farewell to Cuba's Fidel Castro

President Raul Castro pledges to defend the socialist legacy of his brother Fidel Castro, who died last week aged 90.

Raul Castro

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Fidel Castro's last goal? A football pitch for kids

Cuban leader's final acts was to order a football field built for youth in Jaimanitas, where he often stopped to talk.

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Forty feared dead after fire at California rave

Fire officials say there were as many as 70 people inside the warehouse after the blaze struck during a dance party.

California rave

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Venezuela suspended from Mercosur

Trade group revokes Venezuela's membership over its failure to comply with Mercosur's democratic principles.

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Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent recounts

Legal actions seek to block or halt recounts requested by Green Party candidate in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Stein

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Massive funeral for Brazil footballers killed in crash

Chapeco city expecting some 100,000 people - half its population - to descend on Conda Arena to remember the dead.

Chapecoense player

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Ban Ki-moon sorry for UN role in Haiti cholera epidemic

UN chief apologises for the international organisation's part in the 2010 outbreak blamed on Nepalese UN peacekeepers.

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Donald Trump picks James Mattis for defense secretary

US president-elect says he will appoint a retired general renowned for his tough talk as defense secretary.

James Mattis

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