Cuba has confirmed there's been a cholera outbreak in Havana. The announcement came after days of rumors in the Cuban capital, as doctors checked neighborhoods house by house for potential cholera cases.
Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba hard. The storm ripped through Santiago, damaging an estimated 230,000 homes and leaving 11 Cubans dead. Sandy also wiped out thousands of acres of staple crops. Now concerns are growing that food will become scarce.
Cuba announced today it will lift most travel restrictions in the New Year. Pretty much any Cuban who wants to will be allowed to leave. It could be a stunning change for Cubans. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Sarah Rainsford.
Two successive earthquakes struck southern Spain Wednesday, toppling buildings in the town of Lorca. At least four people are confirmed dead. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Madrid.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about the first funerals for those killed by the Moscow subway bombings, and about Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's call for tougher anti-terrorism measures.
According to Turkish government statistics, most Turks do not sit down and read on a regular basis. So the Turkish government has started a campaign to promote reading. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has the story.
It's clear Russia is the winner in the conflict this week with its southern neighbor Georgia, but what's less clear is how it began. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from inside the disputed Georgian region of South Ossetia.