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Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 80
Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 80

Thousands of people thronged Japan's Imperial Palace Monday to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 80th birthday, as he lauded his wife for standing by him in his "lonely" pursuit of leading the world's oldest monarchy.

Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 80
North Korea warns of 'merciless' strike against South
North Korea warns of 'merciless' strike against South

North Korea has threatened a "merciless" strike against the South after activists burned effigies of the ruling Kim dynasty on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, officials said Friday.

North Korea warns of 'merciless' strike against South
New US school shooting on eve of Newtown anniversary
New US school shooting on eve of Newtown anniversary

A schoolboy gunman wounded two fellow students Friday, one critically, before killing himself in the latest such US shooting on the the eve of the first anniversary of the Newtown massacre.

New US school shooting on eve of Newtown anniversary
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. ©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry was marking his 70th birthday Wednesday leaving again for Israel, in his dogged quest for an elusive Middle East peace deal.

Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel
Ford's Mustang muscle car gets 50th birthday makeover
Ford's Mustang muscle car gets 50th birthday makeover

The Mustang, the iconic American muscle car, got a makeover for its 50th anniversary Thursday, with Ford aiming to repeat is huge US success in global markets such as China.

Ford's Mustang muscle car gets 50th birthday makeover
Street artist Mark Panzarino, 41, prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. ©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
One year on, Newtown voices revive pain of massacre

One year after a gunman burst into a US school and slaughtered 20 small children and six adults, the voices of their trapped and terrified protectors returned Wednesday to haunt survivors.

One year on, Newtown voices revive pain of massacre
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Different photo of 20-thousand tenge bill

Tengrinews has got hold of another photo of the new 20-thousand tenge bill. It is different from the one demonstrated earlier, but matches the description of the source in minting industry.

Different photo of 20-thousand tenge bill
Supermodel Kate Moss. ©Reuters/Neil Hall
Fashion honours iconic Moss as Playboy cover revealed

Iconic supermodel Kate Moss was on Monday honoured by the British fashion industry for her 25-year career, shortly after her Playboy cover celebrating the magazine's 60th anniversary was revealed.

Fashion honours iconic Moss as Playboy cover revealed
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet.

US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
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N. Korea threatens 'sea of fire' for S. Korea president HQ

North Korea on Friday marked the anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean border island with a threat to turn South Korea's presidential office into a "sea of fire".

N. Korea threatens 'sea of fire' for S. Korea president HQ
Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave
Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave

A pair of Democratic presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton silently honored John F. Kennedy at the former US leader's grave Wednesday, marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave
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ABBA mulls possible 'Waterloo' reunion

Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA could reunite next year to mark the 40th anniversary since they won the Eurovision Song Contest and were catapulted to global stardom, singer Agnetha Faltskog revealed on Sunday.

ABBA mulls possible 'Waterloo' reunion
Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct
Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday joined descendants of the engineers who brought water to the then sleepy Californian town, marking the 100th anniversary of the transformative project.

Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct
Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'
Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'

Libya marked the second anniversary Wednesday of its "liberation" from loyalists of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi with no official celebrations as it struggles to heal the wounds of the conflict.

Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'
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Soloists Academy Orchestra to perform in 3 cities of Kazakhstan

Concerts dedicated to the 20th anniversary of State Chamber Orchestra will be held in three cities of Kazakhstan.

Soloists Academy Orchestra to perform in 3 cities of Kazakhstan
Protesters clash with police in Mexico City demo
Protesters clash with police in Mexico City demo

Protesters clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Wednesday, leaving dozens injured as thousands of people marched to mark the anniversary of the 1968 massacre of students.

Protesters clash with police in Mexico City demo
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National Bank releases 5 000 coin dedicated to tenge's 20th anniversary

The National Bank of Kazakhstan put into circulation two new commemorative silver coins of 500 and 5 000 tenge nominal value.

National Bank releases 5 000 coin dedicated to tenge's 20th anniversary
Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world
Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world

If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown.

Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world
One year on, tough times for fragile Somalia government
One year on, tough times for fragile Somalia government

Hopes that Somalia may soon turn the page on decades of anarchy have been dealt a string of blows, giving the internationally-backed government little to cheer as it marks its first birthday.

One year on, tough times for fragile Somalia government