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November 26, 2016

Photos: Fidel Castro – a life in pictures

The young Fidel Castro eating a lollipop with his schoolmates at Nuestra Senora de Dolores school in Santiago, Cuba, 1940Photograph: José María Patac/AFP

With first wife Mirta and his son Fidelito, or Fidel Jr, early 1950sPhotograph: TS/Keystone USA/Rex Features


Castro is questioned by police and military officials at the Vivac prison in Santiago de Cuba after he and some 140 rebels attacked the federal garrison at Moncada, the first armed action of the Cuban Revolution in 1953Photograph: AFP/Getty Images


Castro leads his victorious [...]

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June 27, 2014

What language did Jesus Christ speak?

Israel’s prime minister has verbally sparred with the Pope over which language Christ might have spoken. Several languages were used in the places where Jesus lived – so which would he have known.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis appeared to have a momentary disagreement. “Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew,” Netanyahu told the Pope at a public meeting in Jerusalem. “Aramaic,” interjected the Pope. “He spoke Aramaic but he knew Hebrew,” Netanyahu shot back.

It’s broadly accepted that Jesus existed, although the historicity of the [...]

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June 21, 2014

Greetings from Avnstrup:Life in a Danish Asylum Camp

Dear Mother,I hope you are doing very fine and that this letter will meet you in good health.I know you have been wondering what has become of me since i left home over three years ago. Mother, inform papa that i am alive and presently in an asylum camp which is a place where people claiming refugee status live until their cases have gone through the process. It is not a prison per se but since there is no-where else for me to go, i have accepted life in the “camp” like many other people.

Docked behind temperate deciduous woods, glowing in the bright Tropic of Cancer Summer sun, set in a ray of medieval Danish architectural style houses,lies the Danish Red Cross [...]

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June 18, 2014

Europe: EU league table shows France, Denmark and UK are Europe’s most loneliest countries

Britain is one of the loneliest countries in Europe, with less connection to their neighbours and no-one to turn to in a crisis, a new report reveals.Britons are also less happy with their social life than most Europeans and feel less safe walking home at night.The state of the nation is revealed in a new report from the Office for National Statistics into how well being varies across the continent. 

It is part of the project ordered by David Cameron to major how the nation feels, as well as what it earns through the economy.  ‘An individual’s dwelling, their local environment and the type of community in which they live may all have an effect on a person’s [...]

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