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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly in the southern United States, where blacks were subjected to unequal treatment in society and at times […]

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King of Tonga Dies

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tonga’s prime minister has announced the death of the Pacific island nation’s King George Tupou V. Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano says the 63-year-old monarch died Sunday in a Hong Kong hospital, with his younger brother and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka, at his side. King Tupou, known to the outside world for […]

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King of Tonga Dies at 63

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Tonga say the Pacific island nation’s King George Tupou has died in a Hong Kong hospital. The local media say the 63-year-old monarch passed away late Sunday, with his younger brother and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka, at his side. King Tupou, known to the outside world for eccentricities such […]

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Obama Urges Volunteerism on MLK Day

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his family volunteered at a Washington, DC school Monday, to honor slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Mr. Obama painted a bookcase at the event, on the annual Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Afterwards, the president told reporters that King wanted to inspire everyone to make a […]

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US Honors Slain Civil Rights Hero MLK

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, 44 years after he was assassinated. Martin Luther King Day, on Monday, is an annual federal holiday marking the birthday of King, who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s. King would have been 83 years old this year. New this […]

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Thai King Recovering from Medical Scare

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The daughter of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej says her father is recovering in a hospital after going into shock and becoming unconscious. Princess Chulabhorn, the 83-year-old king’s youngest daughter, said Friday during a visit to flood victims north of Bangkok that the king was getting better after treatment for internal bleeding. He is at Bangkok’s […]

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Former King Addresses Romanian Parliament

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Romania’s former King Michael has called for more democracy and for politicians to restore the country’s dignity, in his first speech to parliament in more than 60 years. In a special parliamentary session Tuesday marking his 90th birthday, Michael said the return to democracy in 1989 brought freedom and the beginning of prosperity to Romania. […]

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Saudi King Hospitalized for New Back Operation

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has been hospitalized in the capital, Riyadh, to undergo back surgery following two similar operations last year in the United States. The Saudi state news agency said the king arrived at the King Abdulaziz Medical City earlier Sunday. The procedure, announced last week, will tighten a slackening ligament around his third […]

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Saudi King Abdullah to Undergo New Operation

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia’s royal palace says King Abdullah will undergo new back surgery in the capital, Riyadh, in the coming days, following two similar operations last year in the United States. Details of the planned procedure, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. The health of the ruler of the world’s leading oil exporter is closely followed, given […]

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Washington’s Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Opens to Public

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The memorial dedicated to U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has opened to the public, ahead of an official dedication ceremony on Sunday . Located on Washington’s National Mall, the memorial site features a 9-meter-tall statue of King and a long granite wall inscribed with key quotations from the minister, civil rights activist […]

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