Fidel Castro death: Cubans mourn ex-leader

Cuba is mourning its revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late on Friday.

Flags are flying at half mast as nine days of mourning are observed.

From Monday, people will be able to pay respects before the ashes of the 90-year-old are taken to Santiago de Cuba where he launched his bid for power.

There were further celebrations in the US city of Miami, however, where many anti-Castro Cuban exiles and their families have settled.

Some world leaders have been paying tribute to the 20th-Century icon. But US President-elect Donald Trump said Castro had been a "brutal dictator".

Castro came to power in 1959 and ushered in a Communist revolution, defying the US for decades.

His supporters viewed him as a man who stood up to America during the Cold War and returned Cuba to the people. His critics, however, called him a dictator.

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