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5 dead in Egypt as pro-Islamists mark Rabaa anniversary

Cairo - At least five people were killed in sporadic violence in Egypt on Thursday after Islamists called protests to mark the first anniversary of a police crackdown that cost the lives of hundreds of demonstrators.

A century of hard work on the Panama Canal

Panama City - From painter Paul Gauguin's illness-ridden misadventure in the Central American rainforest to tugboat captain Eileen Vinueza's purple nail polish and sneakers, working on the Panama Canal has changed considerably in the past century.

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

Cairo - A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.

Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea

Charumok - More than 20,000 followers of the Unification Church gathered in South Korea on Tuesday for the second anniversary of the death of their "messiah" and church founder Sun Myung Moon.

Srebrenica victims remembered 19 years on

Srebrenica - Thousands of people gathered on Friday in Srebrenica to mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim males by ethnic Serb forces, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

War, hunger darken South Sudan third anniversary

Juba - South Sudan's warring leaders called on each other to restart peace talks, all the while trading blame for a raging civil war that marred independence celebrations in the world's youngest nation.

War and hunger darken South Sudan third anniversary

Juba - South Sudan's warring leaders called on each other to restart peace talks Wednesday, all the while trading blame for a raging civil war that marred independence celebrations in the world's youngest nation.

Angry Kosovo Serbs call Serbian president 'traitor'

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was booed during a visit to Kosovo on Saturday by ethnic Serbs who accused his government of betrayal for agreeing to normalise relations with the breakaway state.

Jokes and nightmares: British veterans return to Normandy

Lisieux - "Here we are at the start of a new Normandy invasion!" Don Sheppard announced over the loudspeaker as the coach carrying British D-Day veterans pulled out of the rain-soaked car park.

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary as Beijing clamps down

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday to remember the dead on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the only major commemoration in China as authorities clamped tight security on Beijing.

Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston - Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

China blocks Google sites amid Tiananmen security drive

Beijing - Several Google websites have been blocked in China, a monitoring service said Tuesday, as authorities step up arrests and censorship before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

News agencies cry foul over TV rights to D-Day events

Paris - Tens of millions of viewers around the world could be deprived of live images of the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day because of a decision by the French presidency to allow host broadcasters to charge international news agencies for access.

Nigeria leader vows 'total war' on Boko Haram as attacks kill 35

Abuja - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday vowed "total war against terrorism" following last month's mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists amid news of attacks in three border villages that claimed 35 lives.

How news of D-Day reached the death camps

Paris - News of the Allied invasion of Normandy quickly spread across Europe, fuelling hope even among those languishing in Nazi concentration camps.

D-Day: the view from a tank on Omaha Beach

Washington - From inside his tank, the young soldier could see "practically nothing" on Omaha Beach. Seventy years later, William Gast still wonders whether he rolled over his comrades sheltering from German gunfire that day.

D-Day: Watching your mates gunned down

Wootton Bassett - Scared stiff but with nowhere to hide, Ken Scott tried to block out the sight of his comrades being gunned down as he pushed up the Normandy beach on D-Day.

Norway celebrates 200 yr constitution amid hypocrisy spat

Oslo - Norway celebrated the 200th anniversary of its constitution on Saturday shortly after a controversy on whether the country betrayed its democratic principles by snubbing the Dalai Lama to please China.

Tutu 'glad' Mandela not alive to see today's S.Africa

Cape Town - Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu said in an interview published Sunday that he was glad Nelson Mandela was not alive to witness the current state of South Africa."I'm glad that Madiba is dead.

South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.

SNL announces 40th anniverary episode

Iconic sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live has rolled out plans to celebrate 40 years of entertainment with a special three-hour episode running Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston - Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston - Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings that traumatized the northeastern US city and stunned the nation one year ago.

Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on

Boston - One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the northeastern US city on Tuesday will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the grisly attack that stunned the nation.

U.S. report whines Russia didn't help FBI enough prior to Marathon

In an unusual twist to the blame game following last year's Boston Marathon bombing, an inspector general report claims that the Russian government withheld information on the deceased suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after initially tipping off the FBI to him.

Outrage in France over Rwanda genocide accusations

Paris - Top-ranking former French officials on Monday angrily rejected claims of complicity in Rwanda's genocide, as ceremonies were held in Kigali to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

Rwanda mourns the dead, 20 years since genocide

Kigali - Rwanda holds solemn commemorations Monday for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800,000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

Syria war enters fourth year with no end in sight

Damascus - Syria's civil war enters a fourth year Saturday, with at least 146,000 people dead, millions more homeless, cities and historical treasures in ruins, the economy devastated and no end in sight.On March 15, 2011, just weeks after popular uprisings toppl...

Absent from Rome, pope remains present on Twitter

Rome - The tweet Pope Francis sent to 12 million followers on Thursday was the latest illustration of how important the micro-blogging site has become for the Church's communication with the faithful and non-believers.With Francis absent from Rome on a spirit...

Pope marks anniversary with prayer and a tweet

- Pope Francis on Thursday marked the first anniversary of his election in prayer and quiet contemplation of the meaning of Lent, far from the adoring crowds and controversies of Rome.In keeping with Francis's tendency to eschew much of the pomp and cere...
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10th Anniversary of 9/11 at Comerica Park in Detroit; he's not crying, the rain just happened to strike near his eye when I snapped the photo
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"Decent Housing - Yes, its possible." 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 celeb...
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 celeb...
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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Released at the end of May, "Arts & Crafts: X" is a collaborative album featuring unique artist pairings from the A&C roster.
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Members of Fuengirola Despierta 15m and the group against evictions protested in Fuengirola to celeb...
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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Conspiracy theorist  radio talk show host and Infowars.net founder Alex Jones (L) loudly rallies a g...
Conspiracy theorist, radio talk show host and Infowars.net founder Alex Jones (L) loudly rallies a group of supporters with a megaphone in Dealey Plaza looking down towards the spot where U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 as people gather at the site one day before commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the assassination in Dallas, November 21, 2013. Commemorations of the anniversary will be held Friday in Dallas, Washington and Boston
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Members of Fuengirola Despierta 15m and the group against evictions protested in Fuengirola to celeb...
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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Just in time for the holidays.
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Protesters being arrested on OWS 1st Anniversary.
Protesters being arrested on OWS 1st Anniversary.
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Roy Orbison s final album  Mystery Girl  is receiving a special reissue to mark its 25th anniversary...
Roy Orbison's final album 'Mystery Girl' is receiving a special reissue to mark its 25th anniversary.
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