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Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president as Castro steps aside

Havana: Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally named Cuba's new president today, succeeding Raul Castro, state media said -- a historic handover ending six decades of rule by the Castro brothers.

The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly, the official Cubadebate website said.-AFP

Gaza clashes: Three Palestinians succumb to injuries, death toll at 65

Ankara: Three Palestinian succumbed to their injuries they sustained during protests with Israel at Gaza earlier this week.As reported by the Anadolu ...

8 dead, 45 wounded in Jalalabad blasts

Jalalabad: At least eight persons were killed and 45 others were wounded in three back to back explosions at a cricket stadium in the eastern Afghan c...

US supports participatory polls in Bangladesh

Washington : The United States is in favour of holding "free, fair and participatory election" in Bangladesh that truly brings out the will of Banglad...

Gilgit Baltistan traders protest against Pak WEBOC

Gilgit Baltistan: Traders in the town of Gilgit in Pakistan organized a 180 kilometer long car rally recently to protest against the Federal Board of ...