Lebanon marks 76 years of self-rule, with protesters kicking off festivities nationwide instead of a military parade to mark what they say is a first year of "real independence."
Indonesia opposes Papuan independence and its military has been accused of ruthlessly eliminating the separatist movement’s leaders in the past. It maintains that the 1969 referendum was binding and legitimate.
Afghanistan's Independence Day celebrations have been ripped apart by a series of attacks as Afghans face a concerted push from Daesh in the country.
Free from the British rule on August 15 1947, India faces criticism for becoming a ‘coloniser’ in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
In an Independence Day speech, Narendra Modi defended his government's controversial measure to strip India-administered Kashmir of its statehood and constitutional autonomy.
Every year on August 14, Pakistanis commemorate their country's independence from British colonial rule in 1947.
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" delivers a $185 million debut from 4,636 venues during its first six days in theaters.
Magnitude 7.1 quake strikes near the town of Ridgecrest with 11 times more force than an apparent foreshock that rattled the same area a day earlier.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro renewed his call for a political dialogue as thousands joined pro- and anti-government rallies to mark Independence Day celebrations.
US President Donald Trump salutes a huge crowd with a military parade in the centre of Washington, DC at this year's July 4th celebration. Opponents criticise him for the cost and turning it to a "campaign rally".
Migrant detention centres, or 'concentration camps', in the US make the world more dangerous for everyone.
For years US terror warnings have focused on groups like Al Qaeda or Daesh, but the latest warnings from US law enforcement agencies point to homegrown terrorists as the most immediate danger.
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