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From TheJournal.ie Scans on US diplomats posted in Cuba show 'something happened' to their brains Mystery

Scans on US diplomats posted in Cuba show 'something happened' to their brains

Cuba has rejected the results of a study by the University of Pennsylvania.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says Marriage

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

From TheJournal.ie US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness Sonic Attack

US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness

The department said yesterday that “a number of individuals” were sent to the United States for further evaluation.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba plane crash black box found 'in good condition' Havana

Cuba plane crash black box found 'in good condition'

An audit is to be carried out on the Mexican company that leased the aircraft involved in the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, former pilot alleges Havana

Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, former pilot alleges

The leased passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing over 100 people.

From TheJournal.ie Three women in critical condition and over 100 dead in Cuba plane crash Havana

Three women in critical condition and over 100 dead in Cuba plane crash

The three women, who were pulled from the wreckage, are the only survivors of yesterday’s plane crash.

From TheJournal.ie Many feared dead after Cuban airliner carrying 104 passengers crashes Cuba

Many feared dead after Cuban airliner carrying 104 passengers crashes

A military officer old reporters that there appears to have been only three survivors, who remain in critical condition.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president End Of An Era

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

Diaz-Canel will become Cuba’s first leader in 60 years who is not named Castro.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week Cast Out

Cuba on the cusp of new era as Castro to relinquish power this week

It’ll be the first time in nearly 60 years a Castro has not ruled Cuba.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba's wannabe YouTube stars walk 3km to upload their videos Internet Issues

Cuba's wannabe YouTube stars walk 3km to upload their videos

“We don’t seek to be known as Cuban YouTubers just because it’s complicated for us or because we live in a communist island.”

From TheJournal.ie As Castro steps down, challenges await Cuba's new leader Cuba

As Castro steps down, challenges await Cuba's new leader

On Sunday, Cubans went to the polls to ratify a new National Assembly, who will choose the future president.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba 'sonic attack' claims: Doctors treating US embassy staff find brain abnormalities in patients Investigation

Cuba 'sonic attack' claims: Doctors treating US embassy staff find brain abnormalities in patients

The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing scepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Che Guevara artist: 'Criticism is to be expected from the usual quarters' Jim Fitzpatrick

Irish Che Guevara artist: 'Criticism is to be expected from the usual quarters'

The artist who created the iconic Che Guevara print says he’s “immensely proud” of his artwork, and says many misunderstand the Cuban revolutionary.

From TheJournal.ie Some Cubans are outraged with Ireland's 'offensive' Che Guevara stamp Cuban Outrage

Some Cubans are outraged with Ireland's 'offensive' Che Guevara stamp

The 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary’s death has been honoured with a commemorative stamp today.

From TheJournal.ie An Post marks Che Guevara's 50th anniversary with new commemorative stamp Stamp

An Post marks Che Guevara's 50th anniversary with new commemorative stamp

The stamp will feature the famous artwork of Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpartrick

From TheJournal.ie US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious attacks on embassy staff Expelled

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious attacks on embassy staff

Those affected have exhibited physical symptoms including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headaches and difficulty sleeping.

From TheJournal.ie US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks' American Embassy

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane latest: Irma downgraded to Category 3 hurricane, but forecasters say it remains 'powerful' Hurricane Irma

Hurricane latest: Irma downgraded to Category 3 hurricane, but forecasters say it remains 'powerful'

One person has died, bringing the total number killed across the Caribbean and the US to 23

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida Emergency

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida

A total of 6.3 million people have been ordered to evacuate the southern US State.

From TheJournal.ie Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma Cuba

Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma

The six male dolphins were placed on foam mattresses and flown to the southwestern side of Cuba to avoid the storm landfall.

From TheJournal.ie 16 US employees hurt in 'unprecedented acoustic attack' in Cuba Hearing Loss

16 US employees hurt in 'unprecedented acoustic attack' in Cuba

Some of the staff are believed to have experienced hearing loss.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation after US diplomats suffer mystery hearing loss in Cuba Covert Device

Investigation after US diplomats suffer mystery hearing loss in Cuba

After an investigation, US authorities attributed the hearing loss to a covert sonic device.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says he's ending Obama's 'one-sided deal' with Cuba Rewind

Donald Trump says he's ending Obama's 'one-sided deal' with Cuba

Of course, that’s not the whole truth – in reality he’s restricting travel and trading with Cuba.

From TheJournal.ie 'Los Frikis': The Cuban punks who deliberately infected themselves with HIV Protest

'Los Frikis': The Cuban punks who deliberately infected themselves with HIV

One of the men, Gerson Govea, talks about his experiences.

From TheJournal.ie As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms Cuba

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms

But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.

From The42 Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US Hungry For Success

Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US

Jose Abreu was the subject of an intense bidding war in the MLB in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: A Cuban migrant boat has washed up on a beach in Sligo Cast Away

Pictures: A Cuban migrant boat has washed up on a beach in Sligo

It’s the first time a vessel like this has been recorded washing ashore in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman Guantánamo Bay

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba has offered to pay its €265 million debt to the Czech Republic - in rum Yo Ho Ho

Cuba has offered to pay its €265 million debt to the Czech Republic - in rum

That would give the Czechs enough rum for 100 years.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba Get Talking

Ireland wants to build a relationship with Cuba

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan briefed his Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday about improving links between the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara Cuba

Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara

Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up Cuba

Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up

Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think President Higgins' tribute to Fidel Castro was appropriate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think President Higgins' tribute to Fidel Castro was appropriate?

The president has come in for criticism over his statement on the death of the former Cuban leader.

From TheJournal.ie 'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro Cold War

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

Maradona hails late Fidel Castro as 'second father'

The footballing great built a friendship with the former Cuban leader.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro Cuba

President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

The death of the former Cuban leader has sparked a mixed response.

From TheJournal.ie Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90 RIP

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90

The revolutionary leader shaped Cuba for more than 50 years.

From The42 Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205 Cuba Libre

Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205

The NYSAC have punished the middleweight title contender for jumping out of the octagon at MSG.

From The42 Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay Money Spinner

Cuban doper told to return Olympic medal but it looks like it's been sold on eBay

Yarelys Barrios won silver in Beijing but has tested positive for a banned substance following a retroactive drug test.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish film about Cuban drag queens helped these filmmakers find their voice Viva

An Irish film about Cuban drag queens helped these filmmakers find their voice

The film was shortlisted as Ireland’s pick to be considered for a foreign language Oscar.

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