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British Citizen on Trial Accused of Killing US Soldier

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UK justice trials today British Anis Abid Sardar, accused of assembling improvised explosive devices and planting roadside bombs in Iraq, causing the death of US soldier Randy Johnson, local media reports today. Sardar has pleaded innocent for the charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion. According the evidence presented, Sardar fingerprints were found on bombs recovered in Iraq by US forces in 20017.

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Cuba Defends Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage at UNESCO

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Cuba stated today that it is fundamental to preserve and protect the natural and cultural heritage, an essential premise for socio-economic development and reaffirmation of a people’s identity. In the current situation worldwide, where wars and crisis are commonplace, the destruction and plundering of the heritage reaches unprecedented level, said Cuban ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce María Buergo, at the official presentation of the country candidacy to the World Heritage Committee 2015.

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Earthquake Might Have Killed 10,000 People in Nepal


Although the deaths after last Saturday”s in Nepal currently total 4,300, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Tuesday that up to 10,000 deaths might be reported over the next few days. At a meeting with ambassadors from neighboring India and China and the United States, the head of government expressed fears that the earthquake’s victims might exceed those killed by the 1934 earth tremor, which killed 8,000 people.

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Raul Castro Meets Cardinal Beniamino Stella


General Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and Ministers, met with Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy at the Holy See, who is visiting the in our country. During the cordial meeting, held yesterday afternoon, Raul Castro and Stella talked on issues of mutual interest, particularly the upcoming visit to Cuba of His Holiness Pope Francis.

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Japan Prime Minister Begins Visit to US


Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, starts today in Washington a visit during which he expected a new agreement in defense and talks, although without formal announcements, about the Trans-pacific Partnership (TTP). Labeled historical, the State visit of Abe- who was received last Tuesday by president Barack Obama- seeks to strengthen the political alliance between Japan and United States and in that sense the agreement on cooperation in security seems to be key.

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Deaths of Afro-Americans Worsen Racial Crisis in USA


The deaths of Afro-Americans in the United States has worsen the racial crisis and the perception that it is caused by a systemic problem, according to local media and social sectors. On Sunday, Pastor Jamal Bryant noted that “black people’s life is always in danger in the United States”, something that shows the recent uncertainty existing among the members of the country’s second largest minority.

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Stronger Cuba-Russia Strategic Links after Vicepresidents Visit


Cuban Vicepresident Ricardo Cabrisas concludes today after a week of fruitful talks and tangible results in the purpose of relaunching the strategic association with Russia, in a comprehensive and long-term relation. Cabrisas headed a ministerial delegation to the special sesión of the Intergovernmental Commission for economic, commercial, scientific and technical collaboration that ended in the signing of ten agreements in different áreas.

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Reasons for citizen insecurity in the United States


Any US citizen, in full exercise of their mental powers, who tries to explain the foreign policy of the government of its country, will eventually lose that status in no time. It would appear that not even the think tanks in charge of moulding the thinking of citizens according to the interests of the various economic groups which finance them– are having an easy task making their studies and recommendations seem rational.

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Nepalese Dig For Quake Survivors As Toll Exceeds 2,000


Rescuers, some wearing face masks to keep out the dust, scrambled over mounds of splintered timber and broken bricks in the hope of finding survivors here today. The 7.9 magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for the tourism reliant country’s trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, home to many World Heritage sites.

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Putin Accuses US of Direct Contacts with North Caucasus Terrorists


Russian President Vladimir Putin in a documentary broadcast Sunday,accused the United States of directly contacting and providing logistical support to North Caucasus separatist terrorists. In the documentary “President,” which has already been broadcast in far eastern Russia on Rossiya 1 television, Putin made the expose, citing intelligence from Russian special services, to state that it occurred in the early 2000s.