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Russians celebrate 60 years since historic Gagarin spaceflight

Moscow - Russia on Monday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the legendary flight that made Yuri Gagarin the first man in space, a major source of national pride for millions of his countrymen.

Jordan marks muted centenary after palace crisis

Apo - Jordan will mark 100 years of survival Sunday as a resource-poor country in a war-ravaged neighbourhood, but the worst palace crisis in decades and the coronavirus pandemic threaten to overshadow any celebrations.

Sombre UK marks one year since first virus lockdown

London - Britain on Tuesday marked the anniversary of its first coronavirus lockdown with a minute's silence in tribute to the more than 126,000 people who have died -- one of the world's worst tolls.

Five years on, Brussels attack survivor rebuilds life

Tervuren - Four months in hospital, 13 operations, a dead leg but still alive: For Sebastien Bellin, seriously injured in the jihadist attacks of 2016 in Brussels, "rebuilding" is still an ordeal.

Five years on, former PM remembers bombings that changed Belgium

Apo - It has been five years since Islamist bombers slaughtered 32 people in the Belgian capital Brussels, in an attack then prime minister Charles Michel says changed the country forever.

US slams Syria election at UN on 10th anniversary of war's start

New York - The US ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community not to "be fooled" by Syria's forthcoming presidential election during a Security Council meeting Monday on the 10th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

Then and now: 10 Syrians recount a decade of war in pictures

Damascus - Samer became paralysed, Bakri had a leg amputated and Rukaia fled to France: a decade of civil war in Syria has devastated millions of lives.

Lady Gaga 'praying' for Japan on 2011 disaster anniversary

Apo - Lady Gaga added her voice to the diplomats and dignitaries sending condolences to Japan on Thursday to mark 10 years since its catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster

Nakajima - Japan fell silent on Thursday to mark 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country's living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised a nation.

Quake, tsunami, meltdown: Japan's 2011 disaster as it happened

Apo - It was just after quarter to three on a cold Friday afternoon when buildings across northeast Japan began to shake fiercely as one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded unleashed its fury.

Japan marks decade since 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

Nakajima - Japan on Thursday marks 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country's living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised a nation.

A year after crash, markets boom but bust fears loom

Paris - A year ago, stock markets went into free-fall as the scale of the coronavirus crisis became apparent and countries desperately locked down to try to halt the pandemic.

Fukushima reverend prays for revival of radiation-hit church

Reverend Akira Sato dreams of hearing hymns echo once again through the church he was forced to leave behind after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster a decade ago.

Decade after Fukushima, Japan towns struggle to rebuild community

Namie - Masakazu Daibo has reopened his family's eel restaurant in part of Japan declared a no-go zone after the 2011 nuclear disaster, but so far he has barely a single neighbour.

The towering sea wall legacy of Japan's 2011 tsunami

Taro - The Japanese town of Taro had sea walls that were supposed to be able to survive almost anything the ocean could offer up, but the 2011 tsunami still brought utter destruction.

Decade after Fukushima, Japan's nuclear industry stalled

Ten years after the Fukushima disaster, Japan's nuclear industry remains crippled, with the majority of its reactors halted or on the path towards decommissioning.

Japan's children of the tsunami shaped by tragedy

Ishinomaki - Yuto Naganuma looks silently as the cold sea breeze sweeps over the crumbling walls of the school where his little brother was lost in Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami.

Japan's 2011 disaster by the numbers

Apo - Japan this month marks 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country's living memory -- the massive earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown of March 11, 2011.

Ardern leads tributes on New Zealand quake anniversary

Christchurch - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern paid tribute to victims of the Christchurch earthquake Monday as New Zealand paused to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster that claimed 185 lives.

Quake-hit Christchurch regains its mojo, 10 years on

Christchurch - Although a decade has passed, New Zealander Gordon Cullen still vividly recalls his daring escape from a high-rise tower block during the deadly Christchurch earthquake on February 22, 2011.Trapped in a fifth-floor office after the 6.

40 years since failed coup that reshaped Spain military

Madrid - On February 23, Spain marks 40 years since a failed coup attempt triggered a cultural revolution within the military, leading to its forced modernisation and social integration.

Libyans remember revolution that ousted Kadhafi but brought chaos

Tripoli - Libyans marked 10 years Wednesday since the start of the uprising that toppled longtime ruler Moamer Kadhafi, ending a long dictatorship but throwing the country into a decade of violent lawlessness.

Ten years on, Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

Dubai - With a popular, reform-minded crown prince newly installed as prime minister, and a decade passed since the Arab Spring, Bahrain should be well placed to cast off the painful legacy of its uprising.

Oil-rich Libya in poverty after decade of conflict

Tripoli - Libya has Africa's largest proven oil reserves and only seven million people, but a decade of bloody conflict has left its economy shattered and its population mired in poverty.

Who's left of the Kadhafi clan 10 years after revolt?

Tripoli - Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi was ousted and killed in the 2011 uprising, but several of his family members survived. A decade on, what has happened to them?

Libya mired in chaos 10 years after Arab Spring

Tripoli - Ten years after Libya's NATO-backed uprising ousted and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the country remains wracked by conflict and chaos, its population bled dry despite the nation's vast oil wealth.

Libya's decade of turmoil since Kadhafi's fall

Tripoli - Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was ousted and killed a decade ago.Its UN-recognised government is based in Tripoli, while eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar supports a parallel administration based in the east.

Arab Spring's long lost dream of Egyptian freedom

Apo - A decade after Egypt's mass protests briefly unlocked new freedoms, human rights groups say it is back to square one as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has stamped out all opposition.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunis - Tunisia marked 10 years Thursday since its street revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fleeing into exile, but few are celebrating amid a lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral.

Glum mood 10 years after Tunisia protest ousted president

Tunis - Tunisia, where the Arab Spring started, has also been its relative success story -- but celebrations will be muted when it marks on Thursday one decade since protesters ousted its autocratic leader.
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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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Members of Fuengirola Despierta 15m and the group against evictions protested in Fuengirola to celeb...
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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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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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Annerae Vasquez and Josefina Rosado.
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