European investors celebrated Thursday a jump in eurozone private sector growth last month.
Many world leaders declined to attend the parade, which showcased China's latest weapons, though President Xi Jinping said it highlighted peace.
The International Monetary Fund warned of increasing downside risks to the world economy because of volatility in stock markets and plunging commodity prices.
The move comes as President Xi Jinping is attempting to remake China's armed forces, with less of an emphasis on personnel and more on technology.
Asian shares posted modest gains while Europe rallied after the region's service sector grew to a 4-year high.
Refugees aspiring to seek asylum in countries like Germany have camped out in front of Budapest's Keleti train station since Tuesday.
Juvenile arrests among blacks in California were considerably higher than those among whites, according to data released by the state's justice department.
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