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Indonesia prays on anniversary of 2004 Boxing Day tsunami

Indonesia prays on anniversary of 2004 Boxing Day tsunamiThousands prayed at mass graves Wednesday to mark the 14th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history, even as aid workers raced to help victims of the latest killer wave to hit Indonesia. The annual memorial came after the long-buried remains of dozens of Boxing Day tsunami victims were found last week in Aceh province, which was devastated by the 9.1-magnitude “megathrust” earthquake. Nearly 170,000 people died in disaster-prone Indonesia when the quake struck Aceh, a predominantly Muslim province in the northern tip of Sumatra island, sparking massive waves that also slammed into coastal areas as far away as Somalia.



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North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's deathNorth Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, a steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader could be seen at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang, the location of huge bronze statues of the “Dear Leader” and national founder Kim Il Sung. The anniversary observations were expected to continue through Monday across the country.



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77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack

77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack77 years ago today on the morning of Dec. 7,  1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault.



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World Leaders Gather In Paris For The 100-Year Anniversary Of WWI Ending

World Leaders Gather In Paris For The 100-Year Anniversary Of WWI EndingDozens of world leaders gathered on Sunday at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to



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New York commemorates 17th anniversary of September 11

New York commemorates 17th anniversary of September 11New York on Tuesday honored the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001 in a ceremony at Ground Zero, the site where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers. The 17th anniversary was commemorated in fog and gentle rain by relatives of those who were killed, police officers, fire fighters and officials, who remembered what remains the deadliest single attack on US soil. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley and Mayor Bill de Blasio, together with his predecessors, Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani, were among those who attended.



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Remembering 9/11 on the 17th anniversary of terrorist attacks

Remembering 9/11 on the 17th anniversary of terrorist attacksAmericans commemorated he Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.



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Trump celebrates anniversary of Clinton's 'basket of deplorables' comment

Trump celebrates anniversary of Clinton's 'basket of deplorables' commentPresident Trump continues to capitalize on Hillary Clinton’s comment.



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North Korea to hold military parade to mark 70th anniversary

North Korea to hold military parade to mark 70th anniversaryHundreds of trucks carrying thousands of troops lined a Pyongyang riverbank in the pale light of dawn early Sunday, as nuclear-armed North Korea prepared to celebrate its birthday with a huge show of military strength. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the 1948 foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the North is officially known, three years after Moscow and Washington divided the peninsula between them in the closing days of the Second World War. Such set-piece dates are a mainstay of the North’s political calendar, particularly when round numbers are involved, and have traditionally been occasions for showing off its latest hardware.



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Colin Kaepernick named face of Nike's new 30th anniversary campaign

Colin Kaepernick named face of Nike's new 30th anniversary campaignKaepernick tweeted Monday afternoon he was picked to helm the esteemed shoe brand's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign — a return to the slogan that made the company famous.



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Heather Heyer Remembered By Lawmakers, Activists On Charlottesville Anniversary

Heather Heyer Remembered By Lawmakers, Activists On Charlottesville AnniversaryPoliticians and activists shared tributes to Heather Heyer on Sunday, honoring



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