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Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing
Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Nagasaki on Friday marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States during World War II that turned the Japanese city into an inferno.

Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing
Hiroshima marks anniversary of US atomic bombing
Hiroshima marks anniversary of US atomic bombing

Tens of thousands gathered at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-atomic sentiment runs high in Japan.

Hiroshima marks anniversary of US atomic bombing
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Putin joins Orthodox leaders for religious anniversary in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin travels to Ukraine on Saturday to mark the 1025th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Kievan Rus.

Putin joins Orthodox leaders for religious anniversary in Ukraine
N. Korea stages largest parade to mark war anniversary
N. Korea stages largest parade to mark war anniversary

North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War.

N. Korea stages largest parade to mark war anniversary
Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years
Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years

The largest military operation in the Pacific since World War II wound up in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday after a decade working to end deep-seated ethnic violence in the poverty-stricken nation.

Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years
N. Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme
N. Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme

North Korea has launched its annual Arirang festival, featuring tens of thousands of performers in a highly-choreographed display of patriotism and support for the ruling Kim dynasty.

N. Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme
N. Korea awards late leader new order ahead of anniversary
N. Korea awards late leader new order ahead of anniversary

North Korea has awarded late leader Kim Jong-Il a new medal, as Pyongyang gears up to mark 60 years since the Korean War ended.

N. Korea awards late leader new order ahead of anniversary
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One year on, Bulgaria still hunts for anti-Israeli bus bomber

A year after an anti-Israeli bus bombing killed six people, Bulgaria is struggling to identify the attacker or confirm his suspected links to Hezbollah or Iran.

One year on, Bulgaria still hunts for anti-Israeli bus bomber
Bosnia to bury hundreds at Srebrenica massacre site
Bosnia to bury hundreds at Srebrenica massacre site

Bosnia will bury 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, including a newborn baby, the 18th anniversary of Europe's worst post-war atrocity in which Bosnian Serb forces slaughtered some 8,000 Muslims.

Bosnia to bury hundreds at Srebrenica massacre site
Celebrating cake. Photo courtesy of 24.kz
Nazarbayev cuts 600kg cake on Astana Day

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the cutting of the 600kg Astana birthday cake baked specially for the anniversary.

Nazarbayev cuts 600kg cake on Astana Day
China Xinjiang security tight on riot anniversary
China Xinjiang security tight on riot anniversary

Chinese authorities imposed tight control in the capital of Xinjiang, the fourth anniversary of ethnic rioting which killed around 200 people, said state media and exile groups.

China Xinjiang security tight on riot anniversary
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Martin Luther King remembered in Washington exhibit

Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr is being remembered in a Washington, D.C. exhibition held to tie-in with the 50th anniversary of his famous march on the US capital.

Martin Luther King remembered in Washington exhibit
US warns on Egypt travel after American among three killed
US warns on Egypt travel after American among three killed

Washington warned against travel to Egypt after an American was among three people killed during rival demonstrations for and against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

US warns on Egypt travel after American among three killed
Deaths in China Xinjiang riot raised to 35: Xinhua
Deaths in China Xinjiang riot raised to 35: Xinhua

The death toll in one of the worst riots in China's restive Xinjiang area has been raised to 35 from 27, state media said Friday, amid reports of tightened security ahead of a sensitive anniversary.

Deaths in China Xinjiang riot raised to 35: Xinhua
Zinedine Zidane. Photo courtesy of footballtop.ru
Football: Zinedine Zidane is invited to Kazakhstan

Famous former footballer of Madrid’s Real and France national football team Zinedin Zidane might visit East Kazakhstan oblast.

Football: Zinedine Zidane is invited to Kazakhstan
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No foreign stars to perform at Astana anniversary

No foreign and even no Russian singers will participate in the concerts dedicated to the Astana Day this year.

No foreign stars to perform at Astana anniversary
Norwegian father of 'The Scream' finally recognised at home
Norwegian father of 'The Scream' finally recognised at home

Long neglected at home, Edvard Munch is finally to get his due as Norway honours one of its greatest artists with the most comprehensive retrospective ever to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Norwegian father of 'The Scream' finally recognised at home
Argentina's President Crisitina Fernandez de Kirchner and her husband former president Nestor Kirchner. ©REUTERS/Bernardino Avila
Argentina marks 10 years of Kirchner rule

The "Era K," as the decade-old rule of Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Nestor is known in Argentina, is showing its age.

Argentina marks 10 years of Kirchner rule
Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'
Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'

African leaders gathered Saturday ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'
African Union logo. Photo courtesy of acelebrationofwomen.org
African peacekeeping: challenge of budgets, bureaucracy

The African Union, celebrating this weekend 50 years since the launch of a continental bloc, regularly repeats the mantra: African solutions to African problems.

African peacekeeping: challenge of budgets, bureaucracy