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A diva remembered: key points in the life of Maria Callas

Paris - Maria Callas died 40 years ago but her status as one of opera's greatest stars remains undiminished, with new releases of CDs and exhibitions planned to mark the anniversary.

On 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda rebounding as a threat: experts

Washington - Al-Qaeda is on the rise again in the shadow of the Islamic State group in Syria, 16 years after the jihadists shocked the United States in the September 11, 2001 attacks, experts said Monday.

White House observes minute of silence for 9/11 victims

Washington - US President Donald Trump observed a moment of silence Monday at a White House ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Sixteen years after 9/11, ever-vigilant New Yorkers on edge

New York - It's a typical late summer weekend in New York's Times Square, and tourists from around the world are snapping pictures beneath the commercial hub's iconic neon billboards -- watched closely by a heavy contingent of police.

Candlelit march as Amatrice bells toll for Italy quake dead

Rome - At exactly 3:36 am on Thursday, the town clock in Amatrice rang 249 times in memory of the number of people who died there last year in an earthquake that devastated central Italy at exactly that moment. The 6.

Italy mourns Amatrice, where quake wounds still weep

Rome - A year to the minute that a earthquake struck the Amatrice region, Italy on Thursday will remember the 299 victims killed in the night-time disaster that still haunts the country.

Japan's Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversary

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a cash donation to a controversial war shrine as the country marked the anniversary of its defeat in World War II.Yasukuni Shrine honours about 2.

Relatives and royals mark WWI Passchendaele centenary

Ypres - Britain's Prince Charles hailed the "courage and bravery" of soldiers who fought at Passchendaele as he led thousands of their descendants at centenary tributes for one of World War I's bloodiest battles.

Relatives and royals mark WWI Passchendaele centenary

Ypres - Britain's Prince Charles hailed the "courage and bravery" of soldiers who fought at Passchendaele as he led thousands of their descendants at centenary tributes for one of World War I's bloodiest battles.

British royal tributes to dead on WWI battle centenary

Ypres - British and Belgian royals led tributes Sunday to the soldiers who fell at Passchendaele as they marked the centenary of one of World War I's bloodiest and most senseless battles.

The Iran nuclear deal

Tehran - The landmark nuclear deal signed two years ago on July 14, 2015 by Iran and major world powers led to a partial lifting of international sanctions on Tehran.

Thousands mourn Srebrenica massacre victims

Srebrenica - Thousands gathered in Srebrenica on Tuesday to mark the 1995 massacre of about 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, with some relatives of the victims giving their loved ones a proper burial for the first time.

Thousands mourn Srebrenica massacre victims

Srebrenica - Thousands gathered in Srebrenica on Tuesday to mark the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, with some giving their loved ones a proper burial for the first time.

Golden cash machine marks ATM's 50th birthday

London - The automated teller machine (ATM) marked its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, with a British bank decorating the site of the world's first cashpoint in gold to mark the occasion.

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Hong Kong - When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future.

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Hong Kong - When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future.

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Hong Kong - When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future.

One year after Orlando shooting, 'Angels' fight hatred

Orlando - Shocked by the slaughter at Florida's Pulse nightclub one year ago, Jen Vargas joined an organization called the Angel Force and was soon wearing wings made of sheets to help shield the LGBT community from anti-gay hatred.

Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat

Mosul - Three years after the Islamic State group routed them in Mosul, Iraqi forces are now on the cusp of retaking the city from the jihadists and avenging a historic debacle.

'Star Wars' at 40: The Force is still strong

Los Angeles - The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made "whooshing" lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled "May the Fourth be with you" at strangers.

More trouble ahead for Taiwan's Tsai after rocky year

Taipei - It has been a turbulent first year in power for Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as relations with Beijing have soured and her approval ratings have plummeted.

Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day

Donetsk - More than 10,000 people waving Russian flags and carrying portraits of Stalin watched tanks roll through Ukraine's de facto rebel capital Donetsk on Tuesday in celebration of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

Kiev - The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured Wednesday the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the "unhealing wound" of the world's worst civil nuclear accident spewed radiation across Europe.

Nepal quake injured stalked by disability two years on

Kathmandu - The day after Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake, Samrat Basnet opened his doors to the wounded as hospitals overwhelmed with thousands of victims had to send away those without life-threatening injuries.

Three years on, hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war

Donetsk - After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again.

One year on: what do Myanmar's people think of Suu Kyi?

One year after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party was sworn in as Myanmar's first elected government in half a century, opinions are mixed on its performance.

One year on: what do Myanmar's people think of Suu Kyi?

One year after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party was sworn in as Myanmar's first elected government in half a century, opinions are mixed on its performance.
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Members of Fuengirola Despierta 15m and the group against evictions protested in Fuengirola to celebrate the second anniversary of the 15m movement.
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Members of Fuengirola Despierta 15m and the group against evictions protested in Fuengirola to celebrate the second anniversary of the 15m movement.
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Members of Fuengirola Despierta 15m and the group against evictions protested in Fuengirola to celebrate the second anniversary of the 15m movement.
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