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New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

New Orleans - New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake.

New Orleans mourns, celebrates 10 years after Katrina

New Orleans - New Orleans will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Saturday with solemn memorials and boisterous brass bands as the "Big Easy" remembers those lost to the devastating storm and celebrates its resilience.

New Orleans awash in music 10 years after Katrina

New Orleans - The vibrant sounds of brass bands and buskers echo through the streets of New Orleans ten years after the birthplace of jazz was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Obama lauds 'inspirational' New Orleans, decade after Katrina

New Orleans - President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans and its people after seeing first-hand Thursday how far the "Big Easy" has come, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to swathes of one of America's most famous cities.

Cajuns losing Louisiana island home to erosion

Montegut - Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, time seems to move more slowly. But it's not moving slowly enough to save a community of Native Americans living on a strip of an island that is being swallowed by the sea.

Remembering New Orleans chaos, 10 years after Katrina

Chicago - Ten years ago, my New Orleans hotel shook like a speeding freight train.Hurricane Katrina's deadly winds tore up roofs, yanked trees from the ground, and pushed towering walls of seawater miles past the coast.

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is bustling

New Orleans - Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept buildings off their foundations and deluged nearly all of New Orleans with floodwaters which rose so fast some people drowned in their homes.

One year on, slain U.S. hostage's family battles for others

Washington - One year after US journalist James Foley was savagely murdered by Islamic State kidnappers, his family is campaigning to give future hostages a fighting chance of avoiding his fate.

Japan emperor says feels 'profound remorse' over WWII

Toukyo - Japan's emperor Akihito said on Saturday that he felt "profound remorse" over World War II -- a conflict that Tokyo fought in the name of his father Hirohito -- on the 70th anniversary of the war's end.

Egypt police deploy on anniversary of mass protester killing

Cairo - Egyptian police bolstered their presence in the capital on Friday in anticipation of protests on the second anniversary of the mass killing of Islamist demonstrators in which hundreds died.

Pope says never again, recalling 'horrific' WWII atomic bombings

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Sunday that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings still evoked "horror and revulsion" 70 years on and called for a ban on nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction.

Singapore marks 50th birthday with grand parade

Singapore - Singapore will mark 50 years since independence on Sunday with nationwide celebrations including a huge military parade and firework display that will also pay tribute to former founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Japan's Abe rapped as Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of A-bomb

Toukyo - Japan on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki that claimed more than 74,000 lives, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire for his attempts to expand the military's role.

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Hiroshima - Tens of thousands gathered in Hiroshima Thursday to mark 70 years since the dropping of the first atomic bomb, with opinion still divided over whether its deadly destruction was justified.

Japan to mark 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Hiroshima - Japan on Thursday marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with the most senior official from Washington ever scheduled to attend memorial ceremonies.

Croatia celebrates, Serbia mourns military operation 20 years on

Zagreb - Zagreb cheered and Belgrade wept on Tuesday as they marked the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm, which ended the war sparked by Croatia's proclamation of independence from Yugoslavia and caused an exodus of Croatian Serbs.

Memorials for MH17 victims as calls grow for justice

Nieuwegein - Relatives of victims of flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine a year ago joined emotional memorials on Friday as calls mounted for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the tragedy.

Britain joins call for MH17 tribunal as relatives mourn dead

Den Haag - Britain on Friday joined a chorus of countries calling for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing flight MH17, as relatives remembered their dead in ceremonies on the first anniversary of the disaster.

Srebrenica attack shows Balkan wounds still run deep

Belgrade - An attack on Serbia's prime minister on a visit to Bosnia to mark the Srebrenica massacre has exposed wounds that still run deep nearly two decades after the Balkan wars dragged bloodily to a close.

Ties between Serbia and Bosnia remain fragile 20 years after war

Belgrade - Relations between Serbia and Bosnia have remained tenuous since the end of the Bosnian conflict 20 years ago, as underscored by the stone-throwing attack on the Serbian premier at a ceremony Saturday marking the Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnian presidency 'condemns' Srebrenica anniversary incident

Sarajevo - Bosnia's presidency on Saturday strongly condemned a stone-throwing attack by an angry mob that forced Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to flee a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Belgrade calls Srebrenica incident 'assassination attempt'

Belgrade - Serbia on Saturday said an attack on its prime minister at a ceremony marking the Srebrenica massacre 20th anniversary was an "assassination attempt" and demanded condemnation of the incident by Bosnia.

Serbia says 'reconciliation' with Bosnia to continue despite incident

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday affirmed his commitment to reconciliation with Bosnian Muslims after a stone-throwing mob chased him from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Serbian PM arrives at Srebrenica for 20th anniversary ceremony

Srebrenica - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic arrived on Saturday to Srebrenica to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre committed in the Bosnian town by Bosnian Serb forces.

Attack on Serbia PM mars Srebrenica massacre anniversary

Srebrenica - An angry crowd hurling stones and plastic bottles forced Serbia's premier to flee a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslims in Bosnia, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

Coffins of 136 victims brought to Srebrenica memorial

Srebrenica - Thousands turned out to pay respects Friday on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre as 136 more coffins of identified victims were brought to a memorial centre to be buried the next day.

Dutch blue helmets remember Srebrenica's dreadful days

Den Haag - One remembers the excruciating pain of a wounded child, the other the suicides of those who had abandoned all hope.

Srebrenica's ghosts still haunt the Dutch 20 years on

Den Haag - Two decades after the Srebrenica massacre, one burning question still sears the Netherlands's collective consciousness: could Dutch UN peacekeepers have done more to save almost 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys from slaughter?

Srebrenica massacre: Key figures prosecuted for war crimes

Den Haag - Over more than a decade, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has indicted 20 suspects for crimes committed in July 1995 at Srebrenica. All were arrested and brought to The Hague.

Merkel urges Bosnia to work for future without 'genocide'

Sarajevo - Germany on Thursday urged Bosnia to work towards a future in which a "genocide" such as the massacre of Muslims 20 years ago would no longer be possible."I came here at the time when we remember the Srebrenica genocide...
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