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Ukraine tension rises as Independence Day nears

A ceasefire is supposed to be in place, but as Ukraine's Independence Day nears, fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the east has intensified.

A ceasefire is supposed to be in place, but as Ukraine's Independence Day nears, fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the east has intensified.

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France closes diplomatic missions in Turkey over security concerns

France has closed its diplomatic missions until further notice in Turkey’s two main cities – Ankara and Istanbul – due to security concerns.

France has closed its diplomatic missions until further notice in Turkey’s two main cities – Ankara and Istanbul – due to security concerns.

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Heirs of the Great Steppe: 550 years of the Kazakh khanate

Kazakhstan is celebrating its ancient roots with around 100 events across the country marking the @550th anniversary of the Kazakh

Kazakhstan is celebrating its ancient roots with around 100 events across the country marking the @550th anniversary of the Kazakh

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Ukraine marks 24 years of independence from Soviet rule

Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might

Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might

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Who gets the most public holidays in the EU?

France is today putting its feet up to mark Pentecost today – one of a dozen public holidays the country will enjoy in 2015. But how does France –

France is today putting its feet up to mark Pentecost today – one of a dozen public holidays the country will enjoy in 2015. But how does France –

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Seven things to know about England on St George’s Day

Here are seven things to know about England to coincide with the country’s annual celebration, St George’s Day. Great Britain, United Kingdom and

Here are seven things to know about England to coincide with the country’s annual celebration, St George’s Day. Great Britain, United Kingdom and

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Obama first US president to attend India National Day parade

Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.

Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.

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Monaco's National Day gets news of Rainier Twins

It may be a micro-state but Monaco held a big party for its National Day, and Prince Albert had some good news for the crowds as well. He and

It may be a micro-state but Monaco held a big party for its National Day, and Prince Albert had some good news for the crowds as well. He and

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Russia's show of strength on Unity Day

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Moscow to mark Unity Day. This year the parade had a distinct flavour of defiance against the West. Flags

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Moscow to mark Unity Day. This year the parade had a distinct flavour of defiance against the West. Flags