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See photos: Eiffel Tower celebrates 130th birthday with laser show

The Eiffel Tower on Wednesday celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris with a light show at the famed monument.

Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar jail after 511 days

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

Meet Pakistani waiter who looks like Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage

Rozi Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard like Dinklage, but the two also share a genetic condition which results in small stature. Khan says his height is 1.33 meters or 4 feet 5 inches.

Classrooms near empty in Sri Lanka amid fears of more attacks

Two weeks after the Easter bombings which killed 257 people, soldiers conducted a security sweep of schools on Sunday after state institutions were asked to re-open on a staggered basis.

Russia investigates plane crash that killed 41 people

The SSJ100, also known as the Superjet, was heralded when it went into service in 2011 as a new phase for Russia’s civil aviation industry.

In photos: Coronation of Thailand’s King Vajiralongkom

Vajiralongkorn, who is the tenth monarch of the reigning Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2016 and has since been dispatching his duties as a king.

End of an era as Japan’s emperor Akihito abdicates

Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world's oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era.

Inside world’s largest falcon hospital in Abu Dhabi

Falconry is an important part of the cultural desert heritage of Arabs of the UAE and neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia going back thousand of years.

Japan Emperor Akihito abdicates throne, the first in 200 years

Akihito embraced his role as peacemaker and often represented his father on reconciliatory missions as young crown prince, decades before he became the emperor himself.

Mozambique: More than 1 lakh at risk after second cyclone in 6 weeks

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction. One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.

Remembering victims of Chernobyl disaster on 33rd anniversary

Ukraine marks the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when the 4th unit of the plant exploded early hours April 26, 1986.

China celebrates 70 years of Naval history

Speaking at a forum in the eastern city of Qingdao, following a major naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of the Chinese navy, China's navy chief Shen Jinlong said everyone needed to follow the rules and "safeguard good order".