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A year after jihadists ousted, Iraq's Mosul still in ruins

Mosul - A year after pro-government forces recaptured Mosul from the Islamic State group, much of Iraq's second city lies in ruins and many of its residents see little reason to celebrate. "We were liberated but what have we come back to?

The Islamic State group in Iraq

Baghdad - The Islamic State (IS) group in 2014 launched a lightning offensive in Iraq, seizing nearly a third of the country before being beaten back by operations there and in neighbouring Syria.

Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

London - Green scarves, white roses: the community surrounding Grenfell Tower, the west London building ravaged by fire, united around shared symbols on Thursday as they held poignant commemorations for the tragedy that killed 71 people a year ago.

Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

London - Commemorations begin on Wednesday to honour the 71 people who died when a fire ripped through the Grenfell tower block in London one year ago.

Anger and grief as Britain marks Grenfell fire anniversary

London - Anger and impatience for justice mix with raw grief as Britain prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster -- the deadliest domestic fire since World War II.

UK prepares to mourn on London Bridge attack anniversary

Britain will hold a national minute of silence on Sunday, one year on from the London Bridge terror attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more.

Pain, trauma linger one year on from London Bridge terror attack

London - Britain will commemorate on Sunday the London Bridge terror attack that killed eight people, injured dozens and left many more traumatised and grieving.

China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

Bejing - China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.

China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

Bejing - China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.More than 87,000 were left dead or missing when a 7.

Q&A: What chances for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal?

Jerusalem - The US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem has damaged President Donald Trump's push for what he calls the "ultimate deal" -- a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Ultra-Orthodox population grows in Israeli settlements

Palestinian - In the streets of the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit, most men wear the traditional black suits of the ultra-Orthodox, a familiar sight in the strictly religious Jewish neighbourhoods of nearby Jerusalem.

In pictures: A year of Macron

Paris - A year ago, on May 7, Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen by 66.1 percent versus 33.9 percent in the second and final round of voting.

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.
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