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Castro´s ashes in marathon procession to Revolution´s birthplace

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter

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Long specials await the competitors of 2017 Dakar Rally

The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled on Wednesday at a ceremony in Paris.

The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled on Wednesday at a ceremony in Paris.

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Millions gather for Arbaeen

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

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Moscow commemorates 75th anniversary of WW2 march

Thousands of officers decked out in 1940s military uniforms have marched on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers headed to the front lines in World

Thousands of officers decked out in 1940s military uniforms have marched on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers headed to the front lines in World

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Worshippers killed in grotto collapse in central Brazil

At least ten people died and four others were injured after a grotto partially collapsed during a religious ceremony in Brazil.

At least ten people died and four others were injured after a grotto partially collapsed during a religious ceremony in Brazil.

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Spain's royalty on show for Asturias Awards

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over a star-studded ceremony in Oviedo for the 2016 Princess of Asturias awards.

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over a star-studded ceremony in Oviedo for the 2016 Princess of Asturias awards.

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WTA finals draw made in Singapore

The draw for the lucrative season-ending WTA finals was made in Singapore on Friday.

The draw for the lucrative season-ending WTA finals was made in Singapore on Friday.

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Dalai Lama awarded citizenship of Milan

China has opposed another award given to the Dalai Lama, this time after the city of Milan awarded him citizenship.

China has opposed another award given to the Dalai Lama, this time after the city of Milan awarded him citizenship.

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Stampede in India kills dozens of Hindu pilgrims

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India.

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India.

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France pays tribute to Nice attack victims

Three months after a man rammed a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande has led tributes to the victims of the Nice…

Three months after a man rammed a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande has led tributes to the victims of the Nice…

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Nice prepares to pay tribute to Bastille Day attack victims

French flags and notes of condolences in many languages are reminders of the grief that still hangs over the popular tourist spot.

French flags and notes of condolences in many languages are reminders of the grief that still hangs over the popular tourist spot.

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"Kumari Puja" ceremony in Bangladesh

Thousands of members of Bangladesh’s Hindu community gathered at a temple in the capital Dhaka to take part in a traditional ceremony.

Thousands of members of Bangladesh’s Hindu community gathered at a temple in the capital Dhaka to take part in a traditional ceremony.

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Israeli cabinet holds minute's silence for Peres

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led his cabinet in a minute’s silence following the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led his cabinet in a minute’s silence following the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon…

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USA: 15th Anniversary of September 11 in New York

The 2,977 men and women who died in the attacks that day were remembered this weekend with parades and solemn memorials throughout the United States.

The 2,977 men and women who died in the attacks that day were remembered this weekend with parades and solemn memorials throughout the United States.

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US: Hillary Clinton cancels California trip after falling ill

It has emerged that Hillary Clinton’s been treated for pneumonia, after leaving a 9/11 commemoration in New York early and heading to her daughter Chelsea’s…

It has emerged that Hillary Clinton’s been treated for pneumonia, after leaving a 9/11 commemoration in New York early and heading to her daughter Chelsea’s…

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15 years after 9/11: the US remembers

New York, Washington and Pennsylvania have fallen silent to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

New York, Washington and Pennsylvania have fallen silent to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

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September 11 - 15 years on

Memorial services are being in the United States to mark the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the loss of life in Pennsylvania.

Memorial services are being in the United States to mark the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the loss of life in Pennsylvania.

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Cuba celebrates patron saint

Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

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Spectacular evening gala at the G20 Summit

Parts of Hangzhou were lit up on Sunday (September 4) night as China put on a spectacular gala performance for global heads of state attending the G20 summit.

Parts of Hangzhou were lit up on Sunday (September 4) night as China put on a spectacular gala performance for global heads of state attending the G20 summit.

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World Nomad Games opening ceremony 2016

Athletes from 40 countries have gathered for the World Nomad Games in Kyrgzstan to compete in 23 different sports, including horse racing, archery, Er enish (horseback wrestling), Jereed (equestrian j

Athletes from 40 countries have gathered for the World Nomad Games in Kyrgzstan to compete in 23 different sports, including horse racing, archery, Er enish (horseback wrestling), Jereed (equestrian j