At least two people were wounded in the explosion in the Ukrainian capital on Independence Day, which coincided this year with a visit by US Defense Secretary James Mattis.
India celebrates 70 years of freedom while the people of Kashmir struggle against a brutal crackdown by New Delhi.
Festivities in Britain are marred by the memories of what unfolded with the partition of the South Asian sub-continent, and was followed by communal violence that claimed up to two million lives.
The blast occurred at a bus stop in the provincial capital Quetta and the area caught fire soon after the explosion.
For all the pomp and celebration, July 4 marks a day of shared traditions in a nation that has grappled with divides this past year.
The delay is a huge blow to Trump and Republicans who have spent the last seven years plotting an end to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
National flags were raised for Independence Day in a ceremony dedicated to the scores killed in the fighting in Marawi City, which was overrun by the Daesh-linked Maute militant group three weeks ago.
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