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Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary
Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary

Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust drew a record 25,000 people on Sunday as part of events marking 70 years since the start of mass deportations of Hungarian Jews in World War II.

Record Holocaust commemoration march in Hungary
President Jacob Zuma (C) cuts a cake as crowds gather to celebrate Freedom Day. ©Reuters/Skyler Reid
South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.

South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid
Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete. ©Reuters/Stringer
Tanzania marks 50th anniversary with midlife crisis

The east African nation of Tanzania marks its 50th birthday this weekend, but celebrations are being overshadowed by a tussle over the union between the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar.

Tanzania marks 50th anniversary with midlife crisis
Gladiators, horsemen help fete Rome's 2,767th birthday
Gladiators, horsemen help fete Rome's 2,767th birthday

Gladiators, horsemen and women with flowers in their hair brought history alive Monday at Rome's Circus Maximus where thousands gathered to celebrate the Eternal City's 2,767th birthday.

Gladiators, horsemen help fete Rome's 2,767th birthday
Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on
Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the northeastern US city on Tuesday will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the grisly attack that stunned the nation.

Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on
Twenty years after suicide, Kurt Cobain still fascinates
Twenty years after suicide, Kurt Cobain still fascinates

The road sign outside town reads "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come As You Are." The iconic Nirvana song title greets fans from around the world flocking to pay homage to Kurt Cobain.

Twenty years after suicide, Kurt Cobain still fascinates
Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Francis. Photo courtesy of catolicnews.com
Two sovereigns in Rome: Queen visits pope

Queen Elizabeth II meets Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday on a visit that coincides with the anniversary of the start of the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina.

Two sovereigns in Rome: Queen visits pope
'Green Revolutionary' Borlaug honored in US Capitol
'Green Revolutionary' Borlaug honored in US Capitol

Norman Borlaug, whose work on disease-resistant wheat is credited with saving up to one billion lives, on Tuesday received his latest posthumous honor -- a statue in the US Capitol.

'Green Revolutionary' Borlaug honored in US Capitol
Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings
Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings

Serbia marks Monday the 15th anniversary since NATO launched an air war to stop the crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo by the regime of strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings
Hungarian Jews mark 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany invasion
Hungarian Jews mark 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany invasion

Several thousand Hungarian Jews marked the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of Hungary on Wednesday with a memorial service outside the Grand Synagogue in Budapest.

Hungarian Jews mark 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany invasion
French court sentences Rwandan over genocide
French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide Friday, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide
Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd
Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd

Pope Francis will spend the first anniversary of his election in a spiritual retreat, far from the adoring crowds in Rome and the tensions within the Church hierarchy that have defined the last year.

Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd
Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat
Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat

Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency.

Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat
Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary
Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary

Thousands of flag-waving protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital Tuesday, seeking to keep pressure on the government on the eve of commemorations marking the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death.

Thousands protest ahead of Chavez anniversary
Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal
Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal

Grey-haired and grinning, two dozen couples hold champagne flutes at a Warsaw ceremony in their honour. They survived 50 years of marriage and in Poland, that is reason enough for a presidential medal.

Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal
Facebook plans low-key birthday bash
Facebook plans low-key birthday bash

Facebook has grown into an Internet giant over the last decade, but it is celebrating its birthday with a low-key, belated party and an eye toward the future.

Facebook plans low-key birthday bash
Queen Elizabeth II to visit France for D-Day 70th anniversary
Queen Elizabeth II to visit France for D-Day 70th anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip will make a state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Queen Elizabeth II to visit France for D-Day 70th anniversary
Beyonce, John Legend fete Michelle Obama at birthday bash
Beyonce, John Legend fete Michelle Obama at birthday bash

Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash featured performances by pop stars Beyonce and John Legend, and appearances by a host of A-list celebrities.

Beyonce, John Legend fete Michelle Obama at birthday bash
Thai protests push rebel peace talks down agenda
Thai protests push rebel peace talks down agenda

Stuttering peace talks to end Thailand's bloody southern rebellion are under threat from political turmoil in Bangkok, observers say, as the conflict enters its second decade with no end in sight.

Thai protests push rebel peace talks down agenda
Queen Elizabeth calls for 'quiet reflection' in 2014
Queen Elizabeth calls for 'quiet reflection' in 2014

Queen Elizabeth II urged people to take the time for quiet reflection in 2014, in her annual Christmas Day message to the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth calls for 'quiet reflection' in 2014