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YouTube publishing 'greatest hits' to celebrate 10 years

Video streaming service YouTube has announced that it will be celebrating its 10th birthday by publishing a series of "greatest hits" videos designed to celebrate the best that the community has produced in its lifetime.

Vietnam PM attacks 'barbarous U.S. crimes' on war anniversary

Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam's premier on Thursday hit out at the "barbarous crimes" of its wartime American foe as the nation marked four decades since the fall of Saigon, an event that delivered a communist victory and a painful blow to U.S. moral and military prestige.

Vietnam marks 40 years since fall of Saigon

Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam marked the 40th anniversary of Saigon's fall Thursday with a huge military parade celebrating the moment communist forces ended a decades-long conflict and delivered a painful blow to American moral and military prestige.

40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh - Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one.

Pride and obscurity: The historic crew of Vietnam's 'Tank 390'

Hanoi - When Tank 390 crashed through the gates of Saigon's presidential palace 40 years ago, it heralded the end of Vietnam's war. But the men who manned it have since lived in obscurity, poor yet forever bonded by the history they created.

S. Korea vows to raise sunken ferry but angry relatives unmoved

Seoul - South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry Thursday, but was still snubbed by grieving relatives on the first anniversary Thursday of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren.

Flowers and tears as families mourn South Korea ferry dead

Jindo - More than 100 relatives of victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster tearfully cast flowers into the sea Wednesday at an emotional memorial event on the eve of the tragedy's first anniversary.

Russia turned Crimea into a military base: Tatar leader

New York - In just one year, Crimea has gone from being a picturesque tourist destination in Ukraine to a Russian military base that will likely end up hosting nuclear weapons, the United Nations heard Thursday.

Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West.

Crimea fetes a year of Russian rule

Sevastopol - Russia on Monday kicked off three days of celebrations in Crimea to mark a year since it annexed the peninsula in a historic shift blasted by the West and Ukraine as an illegal takeover.

Russia to fete a year with Crimea back in the fold

Moscow - Russia is gearing up to celebrate the one-year anniversary on Monday of Crimea voting to leave Ukraine and join the Russian state in a takeover blasted as illegal in the West but seen at home as a triumph for Vladimir Putin.

US seeking to get Assad to negotiate end to Syria war

Washington - As the devastating war in Syria entered its fifth year Sunday, the US said it would have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks to "reignite" new peace talks."Well, we have to negotiate in the end.

Syria enters fifth year of bloody civil conflict

Birut - Syria's conflict entered its fifth year on Sunday with the regime emboldened by shifting international attention, and a growing humanitarian crisis exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State group.

Aid workers voice frustration as Syria conflict enters 5th year

Paris - Aid agencies have found themselves frustrated and increasingly bitter as the Syrian conflict enters a fifth, blood-soaked year and those in need of help become ever-harder to reach.

Pope not expecting many anniversaries at the Vatican

- Pope Francis marked the second anniversary of his election on Friday by giving an interview in which he says he expects his time at the Vatican to only last for another two or three years.

Syria's Assad tightens grip after four years of war

Birut - Despite Western and Arab hopes he would be consigned to the dustbin of history, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enters his fifth year of war with an increasingly tight hold on power.

Two years and counting: Pope's opponents play waiting game

- Two years after Pope Francis swept into the Vatican vowing to shake up the Church, his opponents are playing a waiting game as they seek to put the brakes on his reform drive.

Syria's Assad tightens grip after four years of war

Birut - Despite Western and Arab hopes he would be consigned to the dustbin of history, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enters his fifth year of war with an increasingly tight hold on power.

Lights out over Syria as war enters fifth year

Washington - Much of Syria is regularly plunged into debilitating darkness, experts said, highlighting the scale of the war's devastation as the conflict enters its fifth year.

Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Toukyo - Japan marked the fourth anniversary Wednesday of a quake-tsunami disaster that swept away thousands of people and sparked a nuclear crisis, a tragedy that has left visible scars on the landscape and continues to wreak misery for many.

Twenty-five years on, Pinochet's legacy still haunts Chile

Santiago - Twenty-five years after Chile's return to democracy, glorifying Augusto Pinochet has finally become taboo, but the country is still fighting to erase the social and political legacy of his dictatorship.

Crisis-hit Venezuela pays tribute to Chavez, two years on

Caracas - Fireworks lit up the dawn skies as Venezuela paid tribute Thursday to leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez two years after his death, but the movement he founded faces its worst approval ratings ever amid a deepening economic crisis.

In crisis-hit Venezuela, even opponents miss Chavez

Caracas - Since Hugo Chavez died two years ago, Venezuela's economy has tanked and the government has lurched toward more repressive tactics, triggering nostalgia among the late leftist firebrand's supporters and even his opponents.

Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings

Kiev - Thousands of Ukrainians gathered Friday for an emotional ceremony on Kiev's Independence Square to mark one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down in the final act of a dramatic uprising.

Kosovo PM calls for end to exodus on sombre anniversary

Pristina - Kosovo marked a sombre seventh anniversary of independence from Serbia Tuesday with Prime Minister Isa Mustafa urging citizens not to quit the mainly ethnic Albanian territory as it grapples with a deep economic malaise.

Germany marks 70 years since Dresden's WWII bombing

Dresden - German President Joachim Gauck warned Friday against a cult of victimhood over the World War II destruction of the city of Dresden 70 years ago."We know who started the murderous war," the head of state said in a remembrance church service.

No end to Middle East strife without Iran: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's president said Wednesday that the world needs its help to stabilise a troubled Middle East, in remarks pointing to the wider ramifications of a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

Some special editions of Monopoly contain real bank notes

It has been revealed that some special anniversary editions of the popular capitalistic board game Monopoly contain real money in place of the fictitious fake paper notes normally used. One set contains over 20,000 euros.

From 'evacuation' to 'liberation': the Nazi death camps

Oswiecim - Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, ageing survivors gathered at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday -- also International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- as world leaders called attention to rising incidents of anti-Se...

Elderly Auschwitz survivors urge world never to forget

Oswiecim - For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp 70 years after its liberation Tuesday, to urge the world never to forget one of history's worst atrocities.
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