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Contested renovation in Tibet capital complete: media

The controversial renovation of the historic area around a key monastery in the Tibetan capital has been completed.

Contested renovation in Tibet capital complete: media
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Spy marketing: CIA rolls out 'new and improved website'

The CIA prides itself on secrecy but the spy agency unveiled a revamped website Monday that promises a user-friendly layout and a "sleeker, more modern web experience."

Spy marketing: CIA rolls out 'new and improved website'
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3D city history to be shown on Astana Day

Celebrations of Astana Day will include the 3D projection show of the history of Astana.

3D city history to be shown on Astana Day
Berlin rebuilds palace destroyed by Allies, communists
Berlin rebuilds palace destroyed by Allies, communists

Berlin Wednesday kicks off the reconstruction of its palace, a divisive 590-million-euro ($783 million) project to recreate the baroque architectural jewel whose post-war remnants were razed by communist leaders.

Berlin rebuilds palace destroyed by Allies, communists
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Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State calls to abstain from idealizing the past

History books should unveil the dramatic events of the 20th century without nostalgic feelings towards the allegedly “orderly [Soviet] times”: Marat Tazhin.

Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State calls to abstain from idealizing the past
Bosnia youth honour victims of Prijedor camps
Bosnia youth honour victims of Prijedor camps

Hundreds of youth gathered Friday to mark the 1992 ethnic cleansing against non-Serbs in Prijedor, one of the deadliest episodes of the Bosnian war.

Bosnia youth honour victims of Prijedor camps
Eureka! Unique exhibition in Rome honours Archimedes
Eureka! Unique exhibition in Rome honours Archimedes

The great inventor of Antiquity, Archimedes, is the star of an unprecedented exhibition opening in Rome which includes modern applications of some of his best known discoveries.

Eureka! Unique exhibition in Rome honours Archimedes
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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
Family album of last tsar surfaces in Russian museum
Family album of last tsar surfaces in Russian museum

Held a virtual prisoner by the Bolsheviks months before his execution, Russia's last tsar Nicholas II pasted informal snapshots of his family into an album which has now come to light in a Russian provincial museum.

Family album of last tsar surfaces in Russian museum
 Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day
Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day

Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary of its costly victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day
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Britain mulling payouts for Kenyan Mau Mau victims: report

Britain is negotiating to compensate thousands of Kenyans who claim they were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising.

Britain mulling payouts for Kenyan Mau Mau victims: report
Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush
Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush

President Barack Obama lauded George W. Bush Thursday as resolute in the face of terrorism, putting ideology aside at the opening of a library which makes his predecessor's case for history.

Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush
Spanish government in new bid to revive economy
Spanish government in new bid to revive economy

Spain's government, seeking to cut its deficit amidst a double-dip recession, is to unveil new measures Friday aimed at reviving the economy, a day after registering record unemployment.

Spanish government in new bid to revive economy
Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific
Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific

Landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile in the Hague on Wednesday as it pressed a longstanding claim to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the Pacific.

Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific
Original Australians numbered 1,000-3,000: study
Original Australians numbered 1,000-3,000: study

Australia was first settled by between 1,000 and 3,000 humans around 50,000 years ago, but the population crashed during the Ice Age.

Original Australians numbered 1,000-3,000: study
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Swedish Holocaust hero made honorary Australian

Australia paid tribute on Monday to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, by making him the country's first honorary citizen.

Swedish Holocaust hero made honorary Australian
Falklands War to pervade Thatcher's funeral
Falklands War to pervade Thatcher's funeral

For many of Margaret Thatcher's admirers, the war she fought with Argentina over the Falkland Islands was her finest moment -- and there will be many reminders of the brief.

Falklands War to pervade Thatcher's funeral
Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts
Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts

Tribal peoples' advocacy group Survival International said Tuesday it had filed a court action in Paris in an effort to halt the sale of sacred objects from Arizona's Hopi indians.

Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts
Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands
Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands

Over four millennia ago, the fortress town of Gonur-Tepe might have been a rare advanced civilisation before it was buried for centuries under the dust of the Kara Kum desert in remote western Turkmenistan.

Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands
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Kazakhstan knights to take part in international tournament in France first time

Kazakhstan team will take part in the Battle of the Nations historical medieval battle in France for the first time.

Kazakhstan knights to take part in international tournament in France first time