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Hollande, Merkel to mark 150 years of German centre-left
Hollande, Merkel to mark 150 years of German centre-left

Germany's opposition Social Democrats mark their 150th birthday Thursday, with French President Francois Hollande as the only foreign speaker and conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in the audience.

Hollande, Merkel to mark 150 years of German centre-left
Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary
Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to mark Socialist President Francois Hollande's first year in office by accusing him of turning his back on the left.

Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary
Bollywood marks India's century of cinema
Bollywood marks India's century of cinema

India's movie industry toasted its 100th birthday on Friday with the release of two films celebrating its humble origins in the silent era and the influence of glamorous modern-day Bollywood.

Bollywood marks India's century of cinema
Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary
Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary

Thousands of fans packed Tokyo Disneyland on Monday to celebrate its 30 years in business.

Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary
From the ashes of 9/11, a portrait of Kennedy emerges
From the ashes of 9/11, a portrait of Kennedy emerges

Rarely seen photos of John F. Kennedy, once feared to have been lost forever when the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11.

From the ashes of 9/11, a portrait of Kennedy emerges
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Italy marks fourth anniversary of L'Aquila quake

Italy on Saturday commemorated the fourth anniversary of a devastating earthquake in and around the city of L'Aquila which killed 309 people and forced tens of thousands to abandon their homes.

Italy marks fourth anniversary of L'Aquila quake
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev taking part in celebration of TengizChevroil's 20th anniversary. Photo courtesy of President's press-service
Kazakhstan receives $77 billion from Chevron in 20 years

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the celebration ceremony of the 20th anniversary of TengizChevroil establishment.

Kazakhstan receives $77 billion from Chevron in 20 years
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Stones to headline Glastonbury

The Rolling Stones will play Britain's Glastonbury Festival, the world's largest greenfield music and performing arts spectacle.

Stones to headline Glastonbury
Aid flowing to Myanmar may hinder, not help: experts
Aid flowing to Myanmar may hinder, not help: experts

Governments and agencies must be wary of drowning Myanmar with well-intentioned but ill-targeted aid, experts warned Thursday, admonishing the global community to "first do no harm."

Aid flowing to Myanmar may hinder, not help: experts
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Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died.

Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle
Japan marks second tsunami anniversary
Japan marks second tsunami anniversary

Japan on Monday marked the second anniversary of a ferocious tsunami that claimed nearly 19,000 lives and sparked the worst nuclear accident in a generation.

Japan marks second tsunami anniversary
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Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of tsunami anniversary

Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in Tokyo Saturday ahead of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan's new government to abandon nuclear power.

Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of tsunami anniversary
Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary
Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary

In the dark months after a catastrophic tsunami smashed into Japan, killing almost 19,000 people and sparking a nuclear disaster, hopes for a rapid recovery and a national rebirth were frustrated by political paralysis.

Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary
Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death
Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death

Russia has marked the 60th anniversary of Joseph Stalin's death, with the nation divided on whether he was a tyrant who slaughtered millions or a saviour who created a superpower after World War II.

Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death
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US urges talks to end decade-old Darfur war

The United States on Tuesday marked 10 years of war in Darfur, warning that without political talks the Sudan region may face another decade of the devastating conflict.

US urges talks to end decade-old Darfur war
Tight security as Libya celebrates revolt anniversary
Tight security as Libya celebrates revolt anniversary

Libya on Sunday celebrated two years since the start of the revolt which toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with security forces on high alert due to fears of fresh violence.

Tight security as Libya celebrates revolt anniversary
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Mystery gold gifts for tsunami-wracked Japan port

A Japanese city devastated by the 2011 tsunami has received anonymous gifts of gold worth more than $250,000 in a phenomenon dubbed a "goodwill gold rush" ahead of the second anniversary of the disaster.

Mystery gold gifts for tsunami-wracked Japan port
Anti-North Korea leaflets launched on Kim's birthday
Anti-North Korea leaflets launched on Kim's birthday

North Korean defectors in the South launched 200,000 anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the tense inter-Korean border on Saturday, the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il.

Anti-North Korea leaflets launched on Kim's birthday
New York wraps up five years of handing out free condoms
New York wraps up five years of handing out free condoms

New York City this week marked the fifth anniversary of a groundbreaking free condom program that has distributed tens of millions free rubbers, under the racy slogan "NYC Condoms -- Get Some!"

New York wraps up five years of handing out free condoms
Libyans fear violence on uprising anniversary
Libyans fear violence on uprising anniversary

Libya on Sunday will mark the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled the regime of strongman Moamer Kadhafi, amid fears of fresh violence and calls for demonstrations across the country.

Libyans fear violence on uprising anniversary