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Interracial couples stand out in post-apartheid S.Africa

Johanesburg - Less than 40 years ago, Mpho Mojapelo and his wife Cheryl might have gone to jail.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, seen by Asian neighbours as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.The Tokyo shrine honours 2.

Study: Secret of a stable society is beer

There are many factors that have contributed with the progression of human societies and a move to a more stable form of existence. One factor that may surprise many is beer, but the alcoholic drink has been of great importance say researchers.

India, Britain mark 'horrific' colonial massacre centenary

Amritsar - Britain's high commissioner to India laid a wreath on Saturday at commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise.

US declassifies Argentina coup files in largest ever handover

Washington - The United States handed thousands of documents Friday to Argentina on disappearances by the former US-backed military dictatorship, completing Washington's biggest-ever transfer of documents to another government.

'I weighed 32 kilos' -- Auschwitz survivors remember a living hell

Oswiecim - "I really thought it would be my last journey ... I weighed 32 kilos (70 pounds)."Three quarters of a century have passed but all those years cannot dim the memories of Esther Senot as she recalls the horrors of Auschwitz.

Trump to attend 75th anniversary of Normandy landings in France

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will attend ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy that broke Nazi Germany's grip on France."I'll be there," he told reporters in the White House.

Mexican president demands source of leaked letter to Spain

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on a Mexican newspaper Thursday to reveal the source that leaked it a controversial letter he wrote to the king of Spain urging him to apologize for the conquest 500 years ago.

Mexico torn over revolutionary Zapata's legacy, 100 years on

Chinameca - Protests erupted Wednesday at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, underlining how divisive the mustachioed peasant leader remains a century later.

Mexico torn over revolutionary Zapata's legacy, 100 years on

Chinameca - Protests erupted Wednesday at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, underlining how divisive the mustachioed peasant leader remains a century later.

British PM voices regret over 1919 India Amritsar massacre

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expressed regret for a massacre by British troops in India in 1919 but stopped short of a full apology.

Germany begins 'largest' return of Aborigine remains

Munich - A German museum handed over the remains of an Aboriginal ancestral king to Australia on Tuesday in the first of three such ceremonies across Germany this month, which Canberra called a record return.

Germany begins 'largest' return of Aborigine remains

Munich - A German museum handed over the remains of an Aboriginal ancestral king to Australia Tuesday in the first of three such ceremonies across Germany this month in what Canberra called a record return.

Napoleon love letters to Josephine go for over 500,000 euros

Paris - Three love letters from Napoleon Bonaparte to his wife Josephine, written between 1796 and 1804, were sold for a total of 513,000 euros ($575,000) on Thursday, the Drouot auction house said.

Japan's emperors: from divine commander to 'comforter-in-chief'

Apo - When Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne, he will be taking on a role that has changed almost beyond recognition from its mythological origins.

Dutch container search reveals rare ancient shipwreck

Den Haag - Dutch maritime investigators searching for missing containers washed overboard during a North Sea storm have accidentally stumbled on a 16th-century shipwreck, the oldest such a find to date, officials revealed on Wednesday.

Gustave Eiffel's cannon to go under the hammer

Paris - A miniature cannon which sat on Gustave Eiffel's desk in the Paris tower that bears his name is to go under the hammer, auction house Christie's said Tuesday.

French shop chain apologises over swastika money belts

Warsaw - French supermarket chain Auchan admitted on Tuesday that it had sold military-style money belts bearing the Nazi swastika at its Polish stores in what it called an "oversight".

Picasso in I.Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist

Botro - "I'm sure! I tell you, he came. I saw him!" insists Soro Navaghi, keen to extinguish any doubts about Picasso's visit to a small Ivorian village famed for its painted textiles.

Bolsonaro sparks anger with call to celebrate Brazil coup

Rio De Janeiro - Born soon after Brazil's 1964 coup, Sueli Alves is too young to recall the horrors of a military takeover that led to the murder and disappearance of hundreds.

Mexican president sees 'overreaction' in conquest apology row

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday there had been an "overreaction" to his request that Spain and the pope apologize for the conquest of the Americas.

Lithuania convicts Soviet-era officials of 1991 'war crimes'

Vilnius - A Lithuanian court on Wednesday convicted a former Soviet defence minister and dozens of other Russian citizens in absentia of war crimes over Moscow's deadly 1991 crackdown on the Baltic state's independence movement.

FBI to return Nazi-stolen art to Jewish collector's heirs

New York - A painting stolen from the family of art collector Adolphe Schloss by Germans during the World War II occupation of France will be returned to his descendants in New York, the French consulate said in a statement Tuesday.

Anger in Spain, eyerolls in Mexico over conquest row

Mexico - The Mexican president's demand for an apology over the "abuses" of colonialism drew opposite reactions across the Atlantic Tuesday -- anger in a Spain still proud of its imperial glory, and eyerolls in Mexico.

Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain says no

Madrid - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest have been ripped open afresh with Mexico's president urging Spain and the Vatican to apologise for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects".

Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain hits back

Mexico - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh on Monday when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects.

Estonians pay homage to victims of Soviet deportations

Tallinn - Thousands of Estonians lit candles across the Baltic state on Monday in memory of the victims of Soviet mass deportations launched 70 years ago that saw tens of thousands sent to labour camps in Siberia, where many of them died.

In diplomatic first, DR Congo's Tshisekedi lays wreath at Rwanda memorial

Apo - DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday paid tribute at a genocide memorial on the sidelines of an economic forum in Rwanda, a highly symbolic gesture in bilateral relations badly hobbled by the 1994 bloodbath.

S. Korea court orders Mitsubishi asset seizure over WWII forced labour

Seoul - A South Korean court has approved the seizure of Mitsubishi's assets over the Japanese industrial giant's use of forced labour during World War II, an activist group said Monday.

Thailand's turbulent political history

Bangkok - Violent demonstrations, multiple coups and a cryptic election eve message from the king.Thailand's unpredictable political history has few rivals. The country's election Sunday is the first since a 2014 coup.
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