Howard Hughes

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When the American billionaire Howard Hughes died in 1976, nobody had seen him in public for 20 years. Once dashing, powerful and almost unimaginably rich, Hughes slowly turned into the world's most famous recluse. Louise Hidalgo talks to the Californian journalist, Frank McCulloch, who met Howard Hughes face-to-face and stayed in touch with him for decades.

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Thu 4 Apr 2013 07:50 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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