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Michael Rosen marks Anne Frank anniversary with new poem

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Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen has written a new poem to mark the 75th anniversary of the release of Anne Frank’s diary. The poem is titled Sonnet for Anne Frank; Rosen wrote in this form, he said, because s...

Grenfell anniversary: Westminster Abbey bell tolls 72 times for victims

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Westminster Abbey’s bell tolled 72 times for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire as survivors and bereaved relatives began a day of remembrance five years on from the disaster and demanded that the authorities fina...

‘Want real decisions’: Pulse shooting survivors mark grim anniversary

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On 12 June 2016, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, 49 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the Pulse LGBTQ+ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Ahead of the sixth anniversary of the shoo...

Chinese star taken offline after showing ‘tank cake’ on Tiananmen anniversary

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One of China’s top bloggers has gone silent after livestreaming footage of a cake apparently shaped like a tank just before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, prompting debate over the highly sensitive ...

Hundreds gather in Taiwan to mark Tiananmen Square anniversary

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Hundreds of people have gathered in Taipei to commemorate China’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square 33 years ago. A heavy security presence in Hong Kong prevents any sign of protest in the t...

Hong Kong police warn Tiananmen anniversary gatherings will break the law

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Hong Kong police have warned that people risk breaking the law if they gather on Saturday to commemorate China’s Tiananmen crackdown - particularly in the city’s Victoria Park, the site of a once annual candlelit vigi...

Here for the beer: Congleton appoints ale taster for town anniversary

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In the past, he would have been able to send publicans to the stocks for inflating the price of beer because everyone, including the children, drank it. “Unfortunately I don’t have those powers,” said the UK’s newest ...

TV tonight: controversial Falklands war gravely revisited to mark anniversary

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Considering the state of the world, revisiting the Falklands war might feel badly timed, but this documentary is to mark the 40th anniversary of the biggest amphibious operation the UK had undertaken since D-day. The ...

Myanmar’s junta struggles to prevent protests planned for coup anniversary

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Myanmar’s military junta has threatened sedition and terrorism charges against anyone who shuts their business, claps or bang pots on Tuesday, as it tries to stamp out any protests planned to mark the one-year annive...

Tim Dowling: it’s our 30th wedding anniversary soon – but first a dance with the dustbins

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I am sitting at the kitchen table. My wife is standing at the sink with her back to me, washing something up while telling me about all the upcoming social obligations she has managed to extract us from. “Is it a good...

Fox News goes through the looking-glass on US Capitol attack anniversary

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Joe Biden marked the first anniversary of 6 January with a powerful, ideological speech about the choice between democracy and autocracy. It began a day of reflection in which Democratic Congress members and police of...

Threats against US lawmakers rose ahead of 6 January anniversary, agency says

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned of an increase in extremist content and threats against US lawmakers in the days leading up to the anniversary of the 6 January insurrection, according to a memo...

Falkland Islands war photos to go on show for 40th anniversary

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Striking images taken during the Falkland Islands conflict will go on display together for the first time in a new Imperial War Museums (IWM) exhibition which aims to highlight the long-term legacy of war. The photogr...

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un warns of ‘life-and-death struggle’ in 10th anniversary speech

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The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has capped off his 10th year in power with a speech that made more mention of tractor factories and school uniforms than nuclear weapons or the United States. North Korea’s main g...

Trump to hold press conference at Mar-a-Lago on Capitol attack anniversary

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In a hugely provocative move, Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will hold a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort on 6 January, the first anniversary of the deadly attack on the US Capitol. In a statement...

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