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Cheering crowds greet Japan's new emperor in rare parade

Apo - Tens of thousands of flag-waving spectators cheered Japan's new Emperor Naruhito on Sunday during a rare open-top car imperial parade that was rescheduled after a deadly typhoon.

Thousands gather ahead of rare Japan imperial parade

Apo - Thousands of people gathered in Tokyo on Sunday ahead of a rare open-top car parade featuring newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, with heavy security in place for the event.

Japan's emperor completes enthronement in ancient ceremony

Apo - Japan's Emperor Naruhito completed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne on Tuesday in a ceremony steeped in the traditions and grandeur of a monarchy that claims 2,000 years of history.

Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Apo - Japan's new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast a shadow over proceedings.

Widower of US shooting victim invites whole town to funeral

El Paso - A large crowd of mourners was expected to attend the funeral late Friday of a woman whose death in the El Paso mass shooting left her husband with no other family.

Will he? Won't he? N.Korea's Kim late for Vladivostok ceremony

Vladivostok - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un kept an honour guard and officials waiting for two hours on Friday but eventually showed up for a wreath-laying ceremony in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.

Tributes and pledges as N. Korea marks Kim Il Sung's birthday

Pyongyang - Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out to pay tribute to their leaders on Monday, the most important day of the isolated, nuclear-armed country's ritual calendar.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces presenters for 2019 ceremony

Brooklyn - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the Class of 2019 will be taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the presenters have been announced.

Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil's new president

Bras - Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption, was sworn in Tuesday as Brazil's new president in front of Congress in Brasilia.

China's president inaugurates Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

Zhuhai - China's President Xi Jinping officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.

China launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

Zhuhai - The world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China will be launched Tuesday at a time when Beijing seeks to tighten its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.

Trump praises Kim over return of war dead amid summit skepticism

Washington - Amid skepticism over his rapprochement with Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump praised the North Korean leader on Friday for returning remains believed to be those of more than 50 US servicemen.

North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out

Pyongyang - In mist-covered hills, North Korean soldiers, sailors and civilians gathered Friday at a heroes' cemetery to commemorate their brothers in arms on the anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

US officially opens its Jerusalem embassy in ceremony

Jerusalem - The United States officially opened its deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy on Monday in a ceremony that included a video address by President Donald Trump.

Thousands gather to pay tribute to Toronto massacre victims

Toronto - Thousands gathered at a vigil Sunday night paying tribute to 10 people mowed down by a van in downtown Toronto earlier this week.

North Korea commemorates birth of its founder

Pyongyang - Thousands of North Korean devotees laid flowers before statues of the country's founder Kim Il Sung Sunday on the anniversary of his birth.

Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims

Jerusalem - Israelis came to a halt throughout the country Thursday to observe two minutes of solemn silence as a siren blared, marking the annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Croats honour war criminal 'martyr' who killed himself in court

Zagreb - More than 2,000 people packed a public memorial in Zagreb on Monday for Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, whose final act was to commit suicide in front of UN judges.

Behind the (top secret) scenes of a Nobel dinner

Stockholm - Florists, lighting designers and cooks have been rushing around Stockholm's Blue Hall transforming the bare brick interior into the stylish venue for Sunday's annual Nobel banquet, while keeping all the preparations top secret.

Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave two dead

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term, but his vow to heal the country's divisions was overshadowed by bloody protests and a pledge from his rival to stage his own inauguration.

Kenya's Kenyatta to start disputed second term

Nairobi - Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to be sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, an inauguration delayed by two disputed polls and a series of sometimes deadly street protests.

Pope Francis condemns war as 'useless tragedy'

Nettuno - Pope Francis condemned wars around the world Thursday while dedicating his thoughts to young soldiers and commemorated the dead at an American military cemetery in Italy.

Ceremony marks 75 years since El Alamein battle as Egypt mourns

El Hammam - Delegates from former foes Saturday marked 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein that saw the Allies turn the tables in North Africa, as host country Egypt mourned the killing of dozens of its policemen.

Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using kids

Colombo - A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.

Brett Kissel wins big at 2017 CCMA awards

The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards turned out to be a big night for Canadian country star Brett Kissel.

Peres memoir to be released as Israel marks year since death

Jerusalem - Israel begins marking one year since the death of former president Shimon Peres this week with memorial events, at a time when the respected statesman's memoir is also being released.

Finland marks minute of silence for stabbing victims

Helsinki - Finland observed a minute of silence on Sunday for the victims of a stabbing attack that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country's first-ever terror attack.

Finland marks minute of silence for stabbing victims

Helsinki - Finland observed a minute of silence on Sunday for the victims of a stabbing attack that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country's first-ever terror attack.

First female captain a real change of the guard in London

London - Megan Couto on Monday became the first female officer to command the troops protecting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, as a Canadian battalion took over guard duties.

Russian pagans revive ancient solstice celebration

Russia - A young girl with a garland of flowers in her hair sings to the setting sun before a group of women join in nearby. "We give our thanks to you, oh sun," they chant.
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21  2012
Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21, 2012
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve

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