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Memphis pays final tribute to blues legend B.B. King
Memphis pays final tribute to blues legend B.B. King

The city where B.B. King got his musical start paid final tribute to the blues guitar master, as thousands walking in the rain with his hearse shouted, "long live the king!"

Memphis pays final tribute to blues legend B.B. King
Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mideast wars
Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mideast wars

US President Barack Obama paid a Memorial Day tribute to America's "fallen heroes" Monday, stressing the heavy burden of perennial wars.

Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mideast wars
Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service
Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service

Some 1,500 people attended a memorial service at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and paid homage to the 150 people killed in Germanwings plane crash.

Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service
1,400 mourners join memorial for Germanwings crash victims
1,400 mourners join memorial for Germanwings crash victims

Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps.

1,400 mourners join memorial for Germanwings crash victims
Artists place Snowden statue in New York park
Artists place Snowden statue in New York park

A group of artists installed a bust of fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden on a war memorial in a New York park.

Artists place Snowden statue in New York park
Thousands pay tribute to 'visionary' Australian ex-PM Whitlam
Thousands pay tribute to 'visionary' Australian ex-PM Whitlam

Thousands of mourners turned out for the memorial service of former leader Gough Whitlam Wednesday.

Thousands pay tribute to 'visionary' Australian ex-PM Whitlam
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Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported.

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss
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New memorial to honour Poles who saved Jews from Holocaust

Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust will be honoured with a new memorial in the Polish capital Warsaw paid for by the children of survivors.

New memorial to honour Poles who saved Jews from Holocaust
Hundreds attend memorial service for slain US journalist
Hundreds attend memorial service for slain US journalist

Murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff urged his friends and family to live life "to the fullest," in a letter penned during his captivity in Iraq

Hundreds attend memorial service for slain US journalist
One of the memes inspired by Robin van Persie's memorable goal
20 postcards from 2014 World Cup

The World Cup in Brazil has ended but the memories will stay with us for a long time.

20 postcards from 2014 World Cup
Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung
Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung

A visibly limping Kim Jong-Un presided over an official memorial in Pyongyang on Tuesday for the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather and North Korea's founder, Kim Il-Sung.

Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung
Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study
Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study

Bottlenose dolphins can remember each other's signature whistles for more than 20 years, a study said Wednesday -- the longest social memory ever observed in an animal.

Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study
Venezuela launches school of Chavezian thought
Venezuela launches school of Chavezian thought

Venezuela Wednesday unveiled its latest tribute to revered late president Hugo Chavez: its very own institute of Chavezian thought.

Venezuela launches school of Chavezian thought
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Berzins opens memorial to repressed Latvians in Karaganda oblast

Latvian President Andris Berzins opened a memorial to Latvian victims of political repressions in Karaganda oblast in central Kazakhstan.

Berzins opens memorial to repressed Latvians in Karaganda oblast
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
Bayreuth pays homage to Wagner on 200th birthday
Bayreuth pays homage to Wagner on 200th birthday

Bayreuth paid tribute to composer Richard Wagner on what would have been his 200th birthday here Wednesday with a rare concert in the town's legendary Festpielhaus theatre.

Bayreuth pays homage to Wagner on 200th birthday
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On arms, legs, and breasts, Chavez lives for eternity

The body of Hugo Chavez may not have been embalmed and put on display for eternity but on the arms, legs and breasts of devoted Venezuelans, "el Comandante" will live on forever.

On arms, legs, and breasts, Chavez lives for eternity
Frail and lonely, Thatcher's last days at The Ritz
Frail and lonely, Thatcher's last days at The Ritz

Frail, her memory failing her, and with few visitors for company, Margaret Thatcher's final months were a marked contrast to her zenith striding the global stage.

Frail and lonely, Thatcher's last days at The Ritz
'Saint Hugo Chavez': Leader worshipped at his tomb
'Saint Hugo Chavez': Leader worshipped at his tomb

An endless line of Venezuelans files past the tomb of late president Hugo Chavez inside an old barracks perched in a hillside Caracas slum. Many pray and sing hymns until night falls.

'Saint Hugo Chavez': Leader worshipped at his tomb
Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma
Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will inaugurate a memorial to murdered Roma and Sinti victims of the Nazis on Wednesday, as Europe's largest minority grapples with ongoing discrimination.

Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma