Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic paid his respects to the Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, months after he was chased from a ceremony in the Bosnian town by an angry stone-throwing crowd.
Australia marked 30 years since the world's largest monolith Uluru was returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners with the government admitting it has not lived up to commitments made back then.
Kazakhstan is rolling out colourful pageantry to celebrate 550 years of statehood, defying an economic downturn that has battered a country.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that it has picked up no "specific or credible threats" linked to the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Pakistan marked the 50th anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India, weeks after the two nuclear powers faced off in some of their deadliest skirmishes for over a decade.
Vietnam's president urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.
Former president George W. Bush, who faced fierce criticism for the botched government response to Hurricane Katrina, returned to New Orleans to mark the storm's 10th anniversary.
Vietnam said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country's second biggest-ever amnesty.
Hurricane Katrina's deadly winds tore up roofs, yanked trees from the ground, and pushed towering walls of seawater miles past the coast.
First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstanis will be resting for three days on the Constitution Day this year.
Pakistani security forces said they had foiled a plot to bomb Independence Day celebrations in Karachi after arresting a Taliban gang in the city.
St. Louis County declared a state of emergency after a night of unrest in Ferguson, as a teenager was charged with shooting at police officers.
A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party slammed Japan for commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima without highlighting its own wartime aggression.
Thousands of people were pouring into Srebrenica to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Muslims in the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II.
A convoy carrying the coffins of 136 newly-identified Srebrenica victims arrived in the Bosnian town where the massacre took place, for their burial on the 20th anniversary.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia said he would attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre this weekend in a bid to forge reconciliation.
Britain will mark 10 years since the London bombings with a minute's silence for the 52 victims.
Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, the bloodiest episode in the Pacific War, which killed a quarter of the island's population.
France's Le Monde newspaper used 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat to issue a warning to Britain -- in English -- saying: "Beware, Brexit could be your Waterloo!"