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Cuba's Raul Castro calls for better US relations

22 December 2013 Last updated at 03:39 GMT

Cuban President Raul Castro has called for "civilised relations" with the United States, saying the two countries should respect their differences.

President Castro said the US should drop its demand for regime change on the communist-run island, which he believes would allow both sides to continue work on improving relations.

His comments follow a public handshake with President Obama at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela.

Sarah Rainsford reports from Havana.