IRA Hunger Strike

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In 1981 the British government was faced with prisoners on hunger strike. The Irish republican activists were demanding to be treated as political prisoners not criminals. Several of them died in Northern Ireland - hear from one who survived.

(Photo: Protestors wearing balaclavas in support of the hunger strike. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Mon 6 May 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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