The Achille Lauro Hijacking

In 1985 the crew and passengers of an Italian luxury cruise liner were held hostage by gunmen from the Palestine Liberation Front in the Red Sea.

The hijackers spent three days attempting to negotiate the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before trying to make a get away.

Photo: The Achille Lauro and Egyptian security forces. AFP/Getty Images.

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Mon 15 Oct 2012 01:50 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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