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Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack
Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack

Walmart announced it has decided to remove Confederate flag merchandise from its stores as a debate rages around the banner seen by many as a symbol of racial violence.

Walmart pulls Confederate flag merchandise after Charleston attack
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Expensive patriotism: man in Kazakhstan fined for hanging flag

A man in Kazakhstan was ordered to pay a fine for hanging a flag off his balcony in a multi-apartment house. Lawyers and public do not agree with the decision. Will he pay?

Expensive patriotism: man in Kazakhstan fined for hanging flag
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New Zealanders to vote on flag change

New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the national flag, Prime Minister John Key said.

New Zealanders to vote on flag change
Prime Minister John Key.  ©Reuters
New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph.

New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win
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Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five young Shiites to jail terms ranging from three to six years for insulting the kingdom's flag during protests, an official source said.

Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult
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Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags

It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be "100 percent made in the USA" -- at least where the Pentagon is concerned.

Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India

The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi.

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India
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Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics

Google marked the Winter Games in Sochi by flying the gay flag in a search page Doodle that linked to a call for equality in the Olympic Charter.

Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics
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'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row

The gay rainbow-flag theme for the Christmas lights on Rome's main shopping street that were switched on Friday have sparked an unholy row in the Eternal City.

'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row
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Angela Merkel's flag necklace gets own Twitter account

A necklace worn by Chancellor Angela Merkel sporting the colours of the German flag has acquired a dedicated Twitter account delivering satirical jibes following its much-commented upon appearance at a TV debate.

Angela Merkel's flag necklace gets own Twitter account
Kazakhstan flag. Photo by Gizat Makkhanov©
Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai

Kazakhstan anthem will be played simultaneously in Astana, Moscow, London, Washington and Shanghai to commemorate the Kazakhstan State Symbols Day on June 4.

Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai
Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest
Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest

Angry Taiwanese fishermen burned Filipino flags in protest Monday after the Philippine coastguard fired on a Taiwan fishing boat killing a crew member.

Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest
British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots
British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots

The British flag was hoisted over Belfast's City Hall on Wednesday for the first time since the decision not to fly it permanently sparked riots in Northern Ireland.

British flag raised in Belfast for first time since riots
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Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag

Iraq is seeking to replace its national anthem and flag in a move aimed at providing unifying national symbols and putting decades of conflict and hardship in the country behind it.

Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag
Olympic flag arrives in Rio, host of 2016 Games
Olympic flag arrives in Rio, host of 2016 Games

The Olympic flag arrived Monday in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Summer Games -- a challenge which authorities in Brazil say the city is prepared to conquer.

Olympic flag arrives in Rio, host of 2016 Games
Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics
Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics

Two incidents involving Kazakhstan symbols at London Olympics-2012 outrage the country's citizens.

Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics
Photo courtesy of @gdnlondon2012
Olympics: North Korea flag blunder mars day one

London's Olympics got off to an embarrassing start Wednesday when North Korea's women footballers refused to play after a mix-up over their national flag, in one of a series of blunders.

Olympics: North Korea flag blunder mars day one
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Olympics kick off but flag error sparks protest

Britain's women footballers kicked off the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony, but controversy erupted later over a mistake with the North Korean flag.

Olympics kick off but flag error sparks protest
Olympics: London cracks down on unofficial souvenirs
Olympics: London cracks down on unofficial souvenirs

The London Olympics pop up on teapots, bunting and a one-eyed mascot -- but strict branding laws are in place to ensure that official products are the only ones in the race.

Olympics: London cracks down on unofficial souvenirs
Kazakhstan flag next to UNICEF office. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan flag hangs upside down next to UNICEF office in Astana

The wire got shifted down and that’s why the flag changed its orientation, because a strong wind was blowing in Astana in the last two days: UNICEF.

Kazakhstan flag hangs upside down next to UNICEF office in Astana
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