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Baghdad's infrastructure in ruins 15 years after Saddam fell

Baghdad - After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 there were hopes its millennium-old capital Baghdad could rise again from the ashes, but construction sites have remained idle as if time stood still.

Iraqi army tackles its demons 15 years after Saddam fall

Baghdad - As Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group, former general Abdel Karim Khalaf came to a sad realisation -- they were fighting against some of his former army comrades.

15 years after Saddam's fall, Iraqi hopes fade

Baghdad - Fifteen years ago, Abu Ali was thrilled to see American soldiers enter Baghdad. "The tyrant is finished," he remembers saying, imagining a bright future for Iraq without Saddam Hussein.

'Bullet won't kill movement': 50 years on, US honors Martin Luther King Jr

Memphis - Bells rang out Wednesday to mark the moment Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated 50 years ago, as Americans paid tribute to the civil rights leader and reflected on how to carry forward his legacy.

Syrian survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

Muhardeh - On his wedding anniversary on Wednesday, 29-year-old Syrian Abdulhamid Yusuf will have nothing to mark but a chemical attack that killed his wife and two baby children.

Tens of thousands rally in Sanaa to mark 3 years of war

Sanaa - Tens of thousands of Huthi rebel supporters demonstrated in Yemen's capital on Monday to mark three years of war, hours after neighbouring Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted seven rebel missiles.

Space pioneer Yury Gagarin killed in plane crash 50 years ago

Paris - The first man in space, Russian Yury Gagarin, was killed in a mysterious plane crash a half-century ago, just seven years after his historic feat, a Soviet-era propaganda coup.

UK marks first anniversary of Westminster Bridge attack

London - Britain on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terror attack on Westminster Bridge, the first in a series of assaults in the UK in 2017 that killed dozens of people and left scores injured.

London hardens itself one year on from Westminster attack

London - Like other cities impacted by terrorism, London has adapted its urban facade to protect itself from future risks, especially further vehicle attacks, as occurred in Westminster a year ago.

Japan marks sarin attacks anniversary as executions near

Apo - Japan on Tuesday marked the 23rd anniversary of a deadly sarin attack on the Tokyo metro, as speculation grows that members of the cult behind it could soon be executed.

Thirty years on, Kurds remember 5,000 gassed at Halabja

Halabja - Thousands of Iraqi Kurds clad in black and many tearful marked on Friday the 30th anniversary of the Halabja gas massacre that killed some 5,000 people.

When Saddam gassed 5,000 Kurds at Halabja

Halabja - On March 16, 1988, as many as 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed when deadly gas was released on the northern town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's forces.

Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

Halabja - As a teenager Kamal Jalal saw two of his sisters killed when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces launched a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja.

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on

Apo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led a sombre ceremony Sunday as Japan marked the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left around 18,500 people dead or missing.The magnitude 9.

Five years on, Pope Francis under fire over sex abuse scandals

Vatican City - As Pope Francis marks the fifth year of his papacy next week, the pontiff once hailed as a fearless reformer is under fire for his handling of the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Rome - Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Hermes Expo International to celebrate 27 year anniversary

New York - The 2018 Hermes Expo International will be celebrating its 27th anniversary serving as a bridge for Greek businesses with the United States.

Protests across Bahrain on 7th anniversary of uprising

Dibai - Dozens of Shiite protesters took to the streets of Bahrain on Wednesday to mark the seventh anniversary of an Arab Spring-inspired uprising, witnesses said, reporting clashes between demonstrators and police.

Manchester United mark 60 years since Munich crash

Manchester - Manchester United on Tuesday marked 60 years since the Munich air crash ripped the heart out of the "Busby Babes" team with a service at Old Trafford attended by survivors Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg.

Family demands 'truth' about killing of Tunisian opposition leader

Tunis - The family of slain Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Tuesday demanded the "whole truth" about his killing, five years after it sparked a political crisis as the country struggled towards democracy.

Protests mark Tunisia uprising anniversary

Tunis - Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests and some people expressing pride but others anger over persistent economic problems.

Rights groups remember Charlie Hebdo attack, three years on

Paris - Hundreds gathered in Paris on Saturday as French rights groups commemorated victims of the jihadist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to keep alive the "spirit of Charlie.

Prague Spring: dream for 'human' socialism crushed

Paris - The Prague Spring 50 years ago sought to introduce "Socialism with a human face" in then communist Czechoslovakia but was crushed by Soviet tanks seven months later.

Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

Karachi - Thousands of mourners visited the shrine of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto Wednesday as the country marked 10 years since her assassination, with her killers yet to face justice.

A year after Xmas market attack, Germany admits failings

Berlin - Germany's president admitted Tuesday that the government failed to provide adequate support and comfort to relatives of victims in last year's devastating Christmas market attack, and admitted security gaps in the run-up to the atrocity.

Germany remembers victims of Berlin Xmas market attack

Berlin - Germany will commemorate later Tuesday the victims of last year's devastating Christmas market attack in Berlin that claimed 12 lives and wounded 70 others, with questions still unsettled about whether the truck assault could have been prevented.

Turkey remembers victims of double bombings one year on

Istanbul - Turkish football giants Besiktas paid tribute Sunday to 46 people killed in twin bombings near the team's stadium, as others held commemorations to mark the first anniversary of the attacks.

Merkel to face families of Berlin attack victims after criticism

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will this month hold her first face-to-face meeting with relatives of the victims of last year's Christmas market attack, her spokesman said Monday, after the families criticised her for not sufficiently acknowledging th...

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years married

London - He accepted living in her shadow. She forgave his periodic gaffes.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on November 20, marking 70 years since they married in the splendour of Westminster Abbey.

France mourns Paris attack victims, two years on

Paris - France marked two years Monday since its worst ever terror attacks, releasing colourful balloons into the sky to remember the 130 people killed on a Friday night out in Paris.
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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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