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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

Kim Jong Un, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the “Day of the Sun” at Pyongyang’s main Kim Il Sung Square.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Beslan School Siege

RUSSIA POLITICS: Beslan School Siege

September 1, 2004: The most horrifying terrorist attacks in Russia, the Beslan school siege. Over 300 people, 186 of them children, killed. Read more.

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WORLD POLITICS: World War II: The History

WORLD POLITICS: World War II: The History

The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another World War II. Continue reading World War II: The History.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

Hollande, Trudeau and British princes Charles, William and Harry were to take part in a ceremony later on Sunday expected to draw some 25,000 people.

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CANADA POLITICS: Battle of Vimy Ridge History

CANADA POLITICS: Battle of Vimy Ridge History

Canada History: The Battle of Vimy Ridge began at 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917. In the week leading up to the battle, Canadian and British artillery pounded the enemy positions on the ridge, killing and tormenting defenders. Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion. In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it.

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BENIN POLITICS: Benin to France: Return ‘Colonial Treasures’

BENIN POLITICS: Benin to France: Return ‘Colonial Treasures’

Benin Politics: “We don’t have oil, we don’t have gold but we do have these treasures which aren’t kept here,” Beninese lawmaker Orden Alladatin, said.

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USA POLITICS: President Donald Trump Marks Black History Month

USA POLITICS: President Donald Trump Marks Black History Month

Trump launched what his has promised will be a series of celebrations to mark Black History Month, by holding a “listening session” at the White House.

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CUBA POLITICS: Fidel Castro Made Revolutionary Mark On History

CUBA POLITICS: Fidel Castro Made Revolutionary Mark On History

Castro, who always prickled at suggestions of cruelty, rejected the term. “I am a kind of spiritual leader,” he said.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Taliban: The History

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Taliban: The History

Taliban was formed in the early 1990s by an Afghan faction of Mujahideen, Islamic fighters who had resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Read more.

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UK POLITICS: Battle Of Orgreave: The History

UK POLITICS: Battle Of Orgreave: The History

The “Battle of Orgreave” was one of the most violent clashes of the 1984-5 miners’ strike, but what was its significance?

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous History Disguised By Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous History Disguised By Australia

We don’t want to be improved in any thorough way, because for us that seems to imply thorough imperfections.

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CHINA POLITICS: 5 Top Things Beijing Military Parade Accomplished Commemorating 70th Anniversary Of Japanese Surrender In World War II

CHINA POLITICS: 5 Top Things Beijing Military Parade Accomplished Commemorating 70th Anniversary Of Japanese Surrender In World War II

China’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japanese surrender in World War II was successfully held on September 3 in Beijing. Read more.

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JAPAN POLITICS: ‘Comfort Women’ In World War II Demand Apology From Shinzo Abe

JAPAN POLITICS: ‘Comfort Women’ In World War II Demand Apology From Shinzo Abe

Kim Bok-dong 90, is one of South Korea’s 47 surviving comfort women held at brothels, from among the 238 who came forward and shared their stories of abuse.

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JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to make a statement commemorating the end of World War II on 14 August 2015. Read more.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Journey To Independence

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Journey To Independence

The evolution of Nigeria from about 1849 until it attained independence in 1960 is largely the story of the transformational impact of the British on the peoples and cultures of the Niger-Benue area.

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