The assassination of Georgi Markov

The Bulgarian dissident was attacked by a man with a poisoned umbrella on his way to work at the BBC World Service in Bush House.

He died several days later in a London hospital.

We hear from a colleague and friend, and one of the doctors who tried to save him.

Photo: Georgi Markov

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Sun 4 Mar 2012 00:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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