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Ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro 'surprised' by survival

<b>Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said that he decided to step down and transfer power to his younger brother, Raul, because he was diagnosed with a fatal illness in 2006.</b><p>In an article published to mark his 87th birthday, Fidel Castro said he didn't expect to survive the stomach ailment and live …

Cuba

Extreme heat waves to quadruple by 2040, study says

Science News<p>The type of heat waves that wilt crops, torch forests — and kill people — are expected to become more frequent and severe over the next 30 years regardless of whether humans curb emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to a new study.<p>These are heat waves akin to those …

China media: Japan PM criticised

<b>Media rebuke Japanese PM Shinzo Abe for sending a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.</b><p>State media question Mr Abe's sincerity on improving ties following his decision to donate personal funds as ruling party president …

China

Michael Jackson's ex-wife recalls star's fear of pain

<b>Michael Jackson's former wife broke down in court as she told of the pop star's "incredible" fear of pain.</b><p>"Michael had a very low pain tolerance," Debbie Rowe, mother to the singer's two elder children, told Los Angeles Superior Court.<p>"His fear of pain was incredible. I think the doctors took …

Michael Jackson

Japanese prime minister angers neighbours with offering to WW2 shrine

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has risked angering his neighbours by sending a ritual offering to a shrine featuring World War Two war criminals on the anniversary of Japan's surrender.<p>Mr Abe did not visit the controversial shrine – in an apparent attempt to avoid worsening relations with …