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Fidel Castro advises friend North Korea against war

HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned ally North Korea against war on Friday and described the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula as one of the "gravest risks" for nuclear holocaust since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.Full story

Venezuela's Chavez improving after tough cancer fight: Fidel Castro

HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is getting "much better" as he recovers from cancer surgery almost two months ago in Havana, Communist Party newspaper Granma reported on Monday. Full story

Fidel Castro votes, chats in Cuban election

HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro voted in Cuba's general election on Sunday and chatted with well wishers and Cuban reporters in Havana for more than an hour, in his first extended public appearance since 2010. Full story

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  Castro dismisses near-death rumors with new photos

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro published photos of himself, including several in which he's seen reading Friday's copy of a Communist Party newspaper, to dismiss reports that he was near death. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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