cubans have been marking the 89th birthday of former president fidel castro, as the us prepares to officially open its embassy in the capital. at one birthday concert in the capital havana, the crowd chanted ' long live fidel.'
authorities in ferguson, missouri declared a state of emergency on monday amidst ongoing demonstrations to mark the death of black unarmed teenager michael brown, who was shot dead by a white police officer a year ago.
hundreds of people in ferguson, missouri have marked the first anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot by police.
just over four years since dozens of students were gunned down by a right wing extremist in norway, activists from the country's largest political youth organisation have returned to the tranquil island of utoya.
continuing a legacy of artistic collaboration that spans centuries, hennessy welcomes multi disciplinary artist ryan mcginness as the designer of the new hennessy vs limited edition bottle
croatia marked the 20th anniversary of operation storm on tuesday, the decisive battle to reclaim a swathe of territory from serb separatists and force serbia into peace negotiations.
prime minister tony abbott has led australia's memorial service for victims of the mh17 disaster - exactly one year since the passenger jet was shot out of the sky over rebel-held eastern ukraine.
a flag raising ceremony signalled the start of celebrations in hong kong marking the 18th anniversary of its return to mainland china. it was attended by china’s most senior official in hong kong, zhang xiaoming, who said this week the city should shift its focus from political reform and concentrate instead on economic development.
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an egyptian court has postponed the verdict in the port said football tragedy until the 9th of june. the retrial concerns 73 defendants, more than a month after a death sentence was handed down for 11 of them. legal sources say the verdict was delayed after three fugitive defendants turned themselves in, seven others remain on the run.
celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. ıt allows citizens of 26 european union countries to travel and go through immigration or border controls without passports or visa checks.
moscow is celebrating 80 years of its metro system. the service, one of the world's largest metropolitan underground rail lines, is used by millions of people every day. some 340 kilometres of track serve 200 stations in the russian capital.
britain's queen elizabeth has led a ceremony to mark the culmination of three days of events celebrating ve day. ahead of a service of thanksgiving in a packed westminster abbey, the queen, a young princess 70-years ago, laid a wreath at the grave of the unknown warrior.
more than a quarter of a million people joined the immortal regiment march with people holding pictures of relatives who fought during the war. "we faced all the hardships and difficulties, there was a lot of it. but we won, we rebuilt our state, brought order to the country. what followed is a different question. so how could i not be happy?," said 87-year-old veteran soldier ivan baranov.
a group of russian bikers with close links to vladimir putin have reached their final destination at the soviet war memorial in berlin. the "night wolves" retraced the route of the russian army from moscow to the german capital marking the 70th anniversary of soviet forces defeating nazi germany. the gang was joined by other motorcycle clubs en route as they passed through each country.
gearing up for saturday's victory day parade cuban president raul castro met with russian leader vladimir putin in moscow on thursday. he will be one of only a few foreign dignitaries to attend the celebrations to mark 70 years since the wwii victory over the nazis in 1945. the visit comes as cuba and us thaw long frosty relations and russia is seeking allies in latin america.
austria is celebrating 70 years since the foundation of the 2nd republic. the austrian and german presidents were among officials attending a ceremony at the hofburg palace in vienna.
ıtalians are celebrating the 70th anniversary of liberation day. ceremonies are being held to mark the uprising against the nazis and their fascist allies in 1945. president sergio mattarella lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in rome. within days of the uprising, benito mussolini was captured and killed. he was hanged along with his mistress in a square in milan.
armenians have marked the centenary of the mass killing of their people at the hands of ottoman turkish forces in 1915. coming from all over the world they paid their respects at the memorial to the victims in the country's capital yerevan. earlier on friday, a ceremony was attended by foreign leaders - notably the presidents of france and russia. speaking at the ceremony vladimir putin said that russia believed mass killings could not be excused under any circumstances, as they were party
today armenians make up one of the largest ethnic communities in ıstanbul. many came to the armenian patriarchy mother mary church for the main memorial service for their ancestors who perished in the mass killings of world war i. for the first time a member of the turkish government was present. the eu minister volkan bozkır said turkey respected the sorrow that its armenian brothers had experienced. we say this was a bad event, so we're not opposed to bearing witness and remembering this
world leaders have gathered at the world war ı battle sites of the gallipoli campaign to mark 100 years since the british-led invasion. representatives of countries that faced off in one of the most iconic events of the war honoured the dead in a joint ceremony on friday, on the eve of the centenary since troops landed on the beaches. turkish president recep tayyip erdogan and britain's prince charles laid wreaths at a memorial for fallen turkish soldiers at gallipoli, before listening to
for the 25th birthday of the hubble space telescope, nasa has released a celestial snapshot captured by the orbiting observatory itself. the official image for #hubble25 has been released. the young stars flaring to life resemble a fireworks display
the armenian church has canonised 1.5 million people in what is believed to be the biggest ceremony of its kind in history. thursday's (april 23) event took place in echmiadzin, armenia's main church. constructed in 4 ad, it is believed to be the christian community's oldest cathedral.
silvard atajyan was three years of age when mass killings were taking place in southern turkey in 1915. she was saved by french soldiers along with her parents and sister, but her cousins, aunts and uncles all perished.
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thousands of greeks braved rainy weather to line the streets of athens for national day commemorations. march 25 marks the start of greece's 1821 uprising against the ottoman empire.
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it has killed more than 10,000 and on monday ebola celebrated a grim anniversary. it is one year since the disease was first recognised in guinea before the virus exploded across borders and into the worst affected countries of sierra leone and liberia
twenty years ago the normally bustling tokyo metro was brought to a standstill when a deadly sarin attack struck the city's underground system. on friday, once again the metro was hushed to observe a moment's silence in memory of the 13 people who lost their lives and the thousands of others sickened by the poisonous gas.
italy has been marking the 154th anniversary of its unification as a single state. events in rome included tributes paid at the tomb of the unknown soldier by president sergio mattarella and other vips and a patriotic fly-past by the italian air force’s aerobatic unit.
two police officers have gone on trial in france over the deaths of two youths that detonated an explosion of violence nearly a decade ago. officers sebastien gaillemin and stephanie klein will face a court in rennes on charges they failed to prevent the electrocution deaths of bouna traore, 15, and zyed benna, 17, after the pair hid from police in a high-voltage electricity transformer near their clichy-sous-bois housing project northeast of paris.
brazilian president dilma rousseff has inaugurated a new road tunnel in rio de janeiro's central port area as part of the city's 450th anniversary celebrations.
a day before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of malcolm x, the activist's daughter joined actors and politicians in publically acknowledging his legacy.
a 'dignity march' in kyiv has attracted thousands of ukrainians, including the country's president, petro poroshenko. dignitaries, including current european council president donald tusk, joined the walk through ukraine's capital in memory of those who were shot dead during the 2014 bloody anti-government protests.
lights filled the sky but the mood was sombre in kyiv’s independence square on friday february 20. ukrainians gathered to mark the first anniversary of the deaths of over 100 protesters during the bloodiest days of the uprising that toppled pro moscow president viktor yanukovych and culminated in war.
jubilant throngs gathered around gigantic letters spelling newborn, when kosovo declared independence from serbia in 2008.
find out what happens to a navy blazer as it makes its way through a whirlwind night of crazy adventures all in a new york minute! created by radical.media and directed by the mccoubrey brothers, pete and luke. the short film features a performance of the whip by the band locksley. to hear the whip and other similar songs that inspire the tommy hilfiger brand, please visit the ultimate preppy station on pandora
british planes dropped explosive and incendiary bombs on dresden during the night of february 13th, 1945. american planes followed. in four raids, at least 3,900 tonnes of bombs were dropped.
thousands of iranians across the country are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the 1979 islamic revolution. as a result of the uprising, many western countries severed ties with tehran and imposed sanctions that have ravaged the iranian economy. the punitive measures are also meant to force iran to reveal more about its nuclear programme, but the iranian president insists his country can cope.
ıt is 70 years ago today (feb. 6) that reggae legend bob marley was born. jamaicans are celebrating at his former home with free concerts and jam sessions. marley was aged only 36 when he died from cancer in 1981 in florida. he was born in nine mile, a district north of kingston.