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Chile president urges justice on coup anniversary
Chile president urges justice on coup anniversary

Chile's president marked the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power .

Chile president urges justice on coup anniversary
Fashion Week wows at World Trade Center for 9/11 anniversary
Fashion Week wows at World Trade Center for 9/11 anniversary

Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, New York Fashion Week made history by presenting a stunning collection for Jason Wu at Hugo Boss.

Fashion Week wows at World Trade Center for 9/11 anniversary
Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on
Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on

It was August 25, 1944, French and American armoured units burst into Paris to assure its liberation - an event marked all this week in the city.

Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on
France, African leaders mark southern 'D-Day'
France, African leaders mark southern 'D-Day'

President Francois Hollande will lead ceremonies to mark 70 years since the invasion of southern France by Allied troops.

France, African leaders mark southern 'D-Day'
Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea
Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea

More than 20,000 followers of the Unification Church gathered in South Korea for the second anniversary of the death of their "messiah" .

Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea
Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing
Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

Thousands of people gathered for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city.

Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing
Toasts and tears of joy as Germany started WWI
Toasts and tears of joy as Germany started WWI

It is past dusk when Wilhelm II uncorks the sparkling wine for his top army brass on August 1, 1914.

Toasts and tears of joy as Germany started WWI
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Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree

A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councillor has said.

Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree
Tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela. ©Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye
World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death

People around the world will celebrate "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader's death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.

World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death
Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40

The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
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Astana celebrates 16th anniversary as Kazakhstan's capital

Astana city has celebrated its 16th anniversary since its official presentation as capital of Kazakhstan.

Astana celebrates 16th anniversary as Kazakhstan's capital
Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung
Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung

A visibly limping Kim Jong-Un presided over an official memorial in Pyongyang on Tuesday for the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather and North Korea's founder, Kim Il-Sung.

Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung
Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day
Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day

Social media users tore into Barack Obama on Friday after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day
Shower of rose petals over Statue of Liberty marks D-Day
Shower of rose petals over Statue of Liberty marks D-Day

A million red rose petals were showered over the Statue of Liberty on Friday in a spectacular display to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy during World War II.

Shower of rose petals over Statue of Liberty marks D-Day
D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes
D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes

Russia and Ukraine appeared to have made a long-awaited breakthrough in efforts to resolve a damaging crisis in their relations after conciliatory talks on the sidelines of Friday's D-Day anniversary ceremonies.

D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes
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China blocks Google sites amid Tiananmen security drive

Several Google websites have been blocked in China, a monitoring service said Tuesday, as authorities step up arrests and censorship before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

China blocks Google sites amid Tiananmen security drive
Liu Xiaobo. Photo courtesy of chinatoday.com
Chinese embassy's US street urged renamed for dissident

US lawmakers called Thursday for the street outside China's embassy to be renamed in honor of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Chinese embassy's US street urged renamed for dissident
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Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens

Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin's orders during World War II, calling it anti-Russian and a falsification of history.

Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens
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Questions remain as China remembers 6 years since quake

Six years after a huge earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in China, questions over poor building work and corruption were still being asked on Monday's anniversary, as online posters remembered the dead.

Questions remain as China remembers 6 years since quake
Napoleon returns to exile island for anniversary
Napoleon returns to exile island for anniversary

"Napoleon" returned to the Italian island of Elba on Sunday as part of a historical re-enactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the defeated French emperor's exile.

Napoleon returns to exile island for anniversary