It's a day of celebration for Israelis but for Palestinians it's the Nakba, the catastrophe. The foundation of Israel on 14 May 1948 meant hundreds of thousands of them fled or were expelled from their homes.
When Islamists captured northern Mali in 2012, there was a danger that thousands of historical manuscripts might be destroyed. But the Malians know the value of their cultural heritage and organised their rescue. By Philipp Breu