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Two years after coup, Zimbabweans grow more despondent

Harare - Two years ago, Linos Mutepera was among hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who celebrated the toppling of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe with tears of joy.

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia's Bali bombings

Denpasar - Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic militant attacks continue to plague the country.

Robots, deliverymen and 'Xi Thought' at China's 70th anniversary

Bejing - Delivery men, the world cup-winning women's volleyball team and a special float hailing "Xi Jinping Thought" were part of a colourful 70th anniversary celebration of Communist China's 70th anniversary Tuesday -- a stark contrast with unrest in Hong Kon...

Missiles, drones and tanks: China shows off military prowess

Bejing - China put its growing military might on full display Tuesday with a parade of new ballistic missiles, supersonic drones and next-generation battlefield tanks that highlighted Beijing's accelerating race to match the firepower of its US rival.

As China celebrates, rights groups urge focus on abuses

Bejing - As Communist China celebrated 70 years since its founding Tuesday, human rights groups called for the international community to focus instead on the country's human rights record, particularly its treatment of ethnic minorities.

One party: How communists rule in China

Bejing - China's Communist Party has defied the odds to retain firm control of power for 70 years, adapting to a changing world to outlast its comrades in the Soviet Union.

Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday

Fpo - Hong Kong police shot and wounded a pro-democracy protester on Tuesday during the city's worst unrest of the year, hours after China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule with a massive military parade.

Xi bows to Mao ahead of China's 70th anniversary

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping paid his respects to Chairman Mao Zedong's embalmed body Monday in a rare gesture ahead of China's celebration of 70 years of Communist rule.

Taiwan shrugs as communist China hails 70th anniversary

Taipei - Communist China's creation seven decades ago irrevocably changed Taiwan, but Beijing's huge celebrations this week will be met with a collective shrug on an island where people increasingly see themselves as distinct from the mainland.

Hong Kong crisis threatens to spoil China's 70th party

Bejing - China's tightly choreographed 70th birthday bash next week risks being upstaged by pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which offer a starkly different take on the strength and power of the Communist Party being feted in Beijing.

As communist China turns 70, a 'Great Fracture' emerges with US

New York - Seventy years after the founding of communist China, once rosy predictions of coexistence with the United States have dissipated with expectations rising instead of a long-term, globe-spanning rivalry.

'Red culture' adapts to new audiences ahead of 70th anniversary

Shanghai - Dressed in a blood-stained Chinese army uniform and a cap with a red star in the centre, Wang Huaifu and his comrades gesture with guns in front of a row of soldiers triumphantly waving torn scarlet flags.

Five years on, Hong Kong's 'Umbrella' generation has sharp edge

Fpo - From doing homework by torchlight to hurling flaming molotov cocktails at riot police: the character of Hong Kong's protests has changed dramatically in five years, with young demonstrators hardened by the failure of their peaceful Umbrella Movement.

Retro is in as Mao kitsch skips off shelves

Bejing - Many in China might rather forget the chaotic and bloody decades under the rule of Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic.

China anniversary parade to unveil hi-tech military gear: report

Bejing - China will likely unveil a new supersonic drone and intercontinental ballistic missiles at a military parade next week marking 70 years of Communist Party rule, according to Paris-based researchers.

Goose-stepping soldiers prepare for China's anniversary parade

Bejing - Lines of soldiers goose-step in formation across a military base an hour northwest of Beijing, meticulously preparing for the October 1 parade that will commemorate 70 years of Communist rule in China.

China plans triumphant 70th anniversary despite headwinds

Bejing - China marks 70 years of Communist rule next week, with a massive military parade in Beijing anchoring celebrations of its emergence as a global superpower, despite a damaging year of trade tensions with the US and pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong.

China denies 'flexing muscles' in military parade

Bejing - Beijing denied Tuesday that a huge military parade planned for China's 70th anniversary was a sign of the country "flexing its muscles".

Review: Hozier charms on 'Take Me To Church,' celebrates 6th anniversary Special

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Hozier charms on "Take Me to Church," with a special Offshore Live performance, as he celebrates a special milestone with his smash single.

Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 9/11

New York - President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban "harder" than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan.

New York remembers 9/11 attacks, 18 years on

New York - New York honored Wednesday the almost 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001 in a solemn ceremony at Ground Zero where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.

Security squeeze in China’s capital ahead of communist celebration

Bejing - Beijing karaoke bars are closing, toy weapon sales are banned and every delivery package is being scanned: the capital is taking no chances weeks ahead of a massive military parade to mark Communist China's 70th anniversary.

From reformer to hardliner: Putin's 20 years on the global stage

Moscow - Twenty years ago on Friday, Russian president Boris Yeltsin appointed his fourth prime minister in less than 18 months: Vladimir Putin, then a relatively unknown security services chief with scant experience of politics.

Morocco king marks two stable decades despite economic woes

Rabat - King Mohammed VI is preparing to mark 20 years on the throne of Morocco, a North African country seen as a regional island of stability but bedevilled by economic inequality.

Germany remembers heroes in Hitler assassination bid

Berlin - Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate.

Thai 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Mae Sai - The "Wild Boars" youth football team, whose plight captivated the world a year ago when they were trapped for nearly three weeks in a flooded Thai cave, paid their respects Monday to a diver who died trying to save them.

'Moon Rock Hunter' on quest to track down Apollo gifts

Houston - After Neil Armstrong took a "giant leap for mankind" on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and collected rocks and soil along the way, Richard Nixon presented lunar souvenirs to every nation -- 135, at the time.

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.

Kosovo celebrates '20 years free' with Clinton visit

Pristina - With celebratory speeches, a new statue and a visit from former US president Bill Clinton, Kosovo will on Wednesday mark 20 years since the NATO intervention that ended its war with Serbia and cleared a path for independence.

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.
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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.
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.
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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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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Annerae Vasquez and Josefina Rosado.
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Just in time for the holidays.
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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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"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.
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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Roy Orbison's final album 'Mystery Girl' is receiving a special reissue to mark its 25th anniversary.
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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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