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The rare Cuban greater funnel-eared bats are getting “manicures.”(Facebook/Zoological Society of London)

Rare bats get ‘manicures’ from scientists in Cuba. Here’s why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:03 PM IST
In this method, the conservationists use different combinations of nail polish to colour the claws of each bat.
Alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will finally go on trial in 2021(AP)
Alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will finally go on trial in 2021(AP)

Alleged 9/11 plotters at Guantanamo to go on trial in 2021: Report

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:59 AM IST
A military judge at the US Navy’s Guantanamo, Cuba base set the date for the death-penalty trial for January 11, 2021, according to the newspaper.
(Unsplash)
(Unsplash)

Cuba falls in love with beards again - and it’s not about Fidel Castro

Havana | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Cubans and beards have gone hand in hand, or cheek by jowl, since the days of Fidel Castro’s revolution, but after falling out of favour, facial hair is back - and this time, it’s not political.
Ernesto Che Guevara with VK Krishna Menon on July 3, 1959.(HT archives)
Ernesto Che Guevara with VK Krishna Menon on July 3, 1959.(HT archives)

In India on 60 years of Cuban revolution, Che’s daughter says world needs more people like him

Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Che was assassinated when she was just six years old.
This image provided by the American Medical Association in July 2019 shows the differences between brain scans of patients, US diplomats who developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, and a control group.(AP)
This image provided by the American Medical Association in July 2019 shows the differences between brain scans of patients, US diplomats who developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, and a control group.(AP)

‘Something happened to their brains’: Expert on 40 US envoys who worked in Cuba

Washington | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 10:35 AM IST
From late 2016, diplomats posted in Havana and some of their family members suffered unexplained symptoms ranging from poor balance and vertigo to lack of coordination, unusual eye movements, anxiety and what victims called a “cognitive fog.”
Like everything else in communist Cuba, beaches are a political issue.(Unsplash)
Like everything else in communist Cuba, beaches are a political issue.(Unsplash)

For Cubans, a day at the beach is no easy task

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Havana
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Another reason Cubans are kept off their island’s beaches is tourism. Last year’s 4.75 million visitors brought in $3.3 billion — money the Cuban government sorely needs as it struggles under crippling US sanctions.
Mike Bezos, father of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, was just 16 when he boarded a flight in Cuba for Miami, a city in Florida, US.(Jeff Bezos/Twitter)
Mike Bezos, father of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, was just 16 when he boarded a flight in Cuba for Miami, a city in Florida, US.(Jeff Bezos/Twitter)

Jeff Bezos’s father came from Cuba alone at 16 to live the ‘American dream’

San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 09:32 AM IST
“My dad’s journey to the US shows how people come together to help each other. We got a chance to celebrate him last night for the opening of the Statue of Liberty’s new museum. This is his story,” said the tweet.
A biography of a famous historian, a meditation on the role of medicine, and looking at how India has fared lately -- all that on HT’s list of good reads this week.(HT Team)
A biography of a famous historian, a meditation on the role of medicine, and looking at how India has fared lately -- all that on HT’s list of good reads this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 06:37 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads include a biography of a famous historian, a meditation on the role of medicine to help us live and die well, and a review of how India has fared in the last few years in the most critical dimensions of the nation’s collective life
Residents of tornado-hit Regla neighbourhood stand in front of their destroyed house, in Havana, on January 28, 2019.(AFP photo)
Residents of tornado-hit Regla neighbourhood stand in front of their destroyed house, in Havana, on January 28, 2019.(AFP photo)
Singer Shilpa Rao in Casablanca, Morocco. (Instagram)
Singer Shilpa Rao in Casablanca, Morocco. (Instagram)

Singer Shilpa Rao shares her travel stories from Cuba, Morocco, Vietnam and more

Hindustan Times | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:12 PM IST
When on a vacation, singer Shilpa Rao always tries to go for road trips, as it enhances the entire experience. You can stop by and explore your surroundings, instead of following an itinerary, she says.
In this file photo taken on January 04, 1959, Cuban leader Fidel Castro (C) is seen shortly after toppling dictator Fulgencio Batista during the revolutionary triumph, in Cienfuegos, 04 January 1959.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on January 04, 1959, Cuban leader Fidel Castro (C) is seen shortly after toppling dictator Fulgencio Batista during the revolutionary triumph, in Cienfuegos, 04 January 1959.(AFP)

Cuba around the world: 60 years of weapons and white coats

Havana | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Cuba offered its support to several African independence movements in a decade in which most of the continent shook off the shackles of European colonialism.
Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week.(AFP/Getty Images)
Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week.(AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

Havana | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 08:40 AM IST
The Cuban government has been building a 3G network in cities across the island and some tourists, Cuban government officials and foreign businesspeople have had access to it for several years.
Bajrang Punia has had a great 2018 so far, having already won gold medals at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games.(VPOI)
Bajrang Punia has had a great 2018 so far, having already won gold medals at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games.(VPOI)

Bajrang Punia wins silver to become first Indian with two World Wrestling Championship medals

HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 11:45 PM IST
Bajrang Punia had earlier knocked off Alejandro Valdes Tobier of Cuba 4-3 to enter the 65 kg Freestyle final on the second day of the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest.
Plush interiors and inviting colour scemes at B - Kitchen & Bar, Juhu
Plush interiors and inviting colour scemes at B - Kitchen & Bar, Juhu

Sweet endings in Juhu

By Sreyashi Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 04:00 PM IST
A new addition to Juhu’s bustling gastronomical scene, B - Kitchen & Bar impresses on some fronts but fails on some.
Travellers of all nationalities stand to reap certain rewards by going to Cuba this year.(Shutterstock)
Travellers of all nationalities stand to reap certain rewards by going to Cuba this year.(Shutterstock)

New travel destination, here’s why it’s the best time to visit Cuba

Bloomberg | By Nikki Ekstein
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2018 02:06 PM IST
Hotels at discounted rates, restaurants that are not very crowded and beautiful, colourful backdrops for those perfect Insta-worthy shots. What’s not to like about Cuba?
US officials have privately raised questions about whether China, or Russia, might have separately or in tandem targeted the diplomats.(Reuters File Photo)
US officials have privately raised questions about whether China, or Russia, might have separately or in tandem targeted the diplomats.(Reuters File Photo)

US fears of ‘mystery weapon’ revived by new China diplomat cases

Agence France-Presse, Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 07:54 PM IST
The new cases eerily echo the odd noises and subsequent illnesses suffered by 24 US diplomats evacuated from Cuba since 2016, deepening a baffling medical enigma.
A rescue team member works at the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini(REUTERS)
A rescue team member works at the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini(REUTERS)

One of Cuba’s three air crash survivors dies in hospital

Havana | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:54 AM IST
The 23-year-old, Gretell Landrove, was admitted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and she did not make medical progress.
Rescue team members work on the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, some 20 km south of Havana on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba.(Reuters Photo)
Rescue team members work on the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, some 20 km south of Havana on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba.(Reuters Photo)

I thought it was going to fall on my house, says witness who saw the Cuba plane crash

AFP, Havana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:59 PM IST
Cuba observed a weekend of national mourning for victims of its worst plane crash in nearly three decades that killed more than 100 passengers and crew.
A rescue team member works at the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
A rescue team member works at the wreckage of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Over 100 dead after Boeing 737 crashes in Cuba, 3 survivors hospitalised

Associated Press, Havana | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 11:37 AM IST
The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the eastern city of Holguin.
The Cuban government on April 18, 2018, selected the country’s 57-year-old first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed President Raúl Castro(REUTERS)
The Cuban government on April 18, 2018, selected the country’s 57-year-old first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed President Raúl Castro(REUTERS)

As Castro exits, US and Cuba are still good frenemies

By Mac Margolis
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Cuba and the US also are bound by strategic interests that have remained remarkably solid despite the continuing vitriol over the Florida Strait. Even as public diplomacy festers, in recent months shared policy initiatives, technical cooperation pacts and binational task forces have survived and, in some cases, even strengthened.
Cuban President Raul Castro (L) talks with First Vice-Presidente Miguel Diaz-Canel during the First Annual Session of the Cuban Parliament at the Convention Palace in Havana.(AFP File Photo)
Cuban President Raul Castro (L) talks with First Vice-Presidente Miguel Diaz-Canel during the First Annual Session of the Cuban Parliament at the Convention Palace in Havana.(AFP File Photo)

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

Agence France-Presse, Havana | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:18 PM IST
Raul Castro has passed Cuba’s presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel, putting the island’s government in the hands of someone outside the Castro family for the first time in nearly six decades.
Cuba's First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel stands in line before casting his vote during an election of candidates for the national and provincial assemblies, in Santa Clara, Cuba March 11, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Cuba's First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel stands in line before casting his vote during an election of candidates for the national and provincial assemblies, in Santa Clara, Cuba March 11, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Miguel Diaz-Canel set to be Cuba’s first non-Castro president in six decades

Associated Press, Havana | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 10:53 PM IST
Raul Castro will stay head of the Communist Party, remaining as the most powerful person in Cuba for the time being
File photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows then US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis.(AFP Photo)
File photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows then US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis.(AFP Photo)

John F Kennedy’s ‘victory map’ of Cuba auctioned for over $138,000

Press Trust of India, Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 03:07 PM IST
The map, consisting of two sheets once taped together at the centre, features eight types of sticker symbols applied to the surface, representing Soviet MiG fighter jets, Komar-class missile boats, IL-28 bombers, SS-4 missiles, SSM-Cruise missiles and nuclear storage sites.
The service combines authentic local recommendations, convenient online booking and the old-school guidance of a travel agent.(Shutterstock)
The service combines authentic local recommendations, convenient online booking and the old-school guidance of a travel agent.(Shutterstock)

Pay a local to plan your trip? This new service may change travel bookings forever

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 02:15 PM IST
For $25 a day, a new service called ViaHero hires locals on the ground to plan out your trips, arranging everything from lodging and airport pickup to sightseeing and dining.
Young Cuban YouTubers Frank Camallerys and Emma Lopez.(Instagram)
Young Cuban YouTubers Frank Camallerys and Emma Lopez.(Instagram)

Flying high: Cuban YouTubers dream big despite poor internet access

Agence France-Presse, Havana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 12:49 PM IST
Nearly the entire population of Cuba does not have internet at home. This doesn’t not stop YouTubers from going the extra mile to create content.
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