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Europe to mark Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity
Europe to mark Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity

European royals and officials will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a call for reconciliation at the site where Napoleon Bonaparte's imperial ambitions ended in carnage.

Europe to mark Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity
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Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome celebrates its 60th anniversary

Today Kazakhstan’s Baikonur celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome celebrates its 60th anniversary
Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

Ukrainians marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Australia PM hails Gallipoli soldiers on Anzac Day
Australia PM hails Gallipoli soldiers on Anzac Day

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday hailed the sacrifice of the thousands of soldiers from Australia and New Zealand killed in the Battle of Gallipoli.

Australia PM hails Gallipoli soldiers on Anzac Day
Abe says he may omit apology from Japan WWII statement
Abe says he may omit apology from Japan WWII statement

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he may not issue a direct apology for Japan's past aggression in an upcoming statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Abe says he may omit apology from Japan WWII statement
Pope on diplomatic tightrope with Armenian genocide mass
Pope on diplomatic tightrope with Armenian genocide mass

Pope Francis will mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians with a special ceremony.

Pope on diplomatic tightrope with Armenian genocide mass
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Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May

The beginning of May in Kazakhstan has always been rich with holidays. This year, Kazakhstanis will enjoy 3 days off in May.

Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May
Tokyo subway attacks: Japan still baffled 20 years on
Tokyo subway attacks: Japan still baffled 20 years on

As Japan prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of a fatal nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway, experts say the horrifying case still leaves more questions than answers.

Tokyo subway attacks: Japan still baffled 20 years on
Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings
Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered for an emotional ceremony on Kiev's Independence Square to mark one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down.

Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings
Putin lauds Soviet army at Moscow's Auschwitz ceremony
Putin lauds Soviet army at Moscow's Auschwitz ceremony

President Vladimir Putin slammed what he called attempts to rewrite history and lauded the Red Army at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Putin lauds Soviet army at Moscow's Auschwitz ceremony
Obama issues warning on Auschwitz anniversary
Obama issues warning on Auschwitz anniversary

US President Barack Obama marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a warning that the world needs to combat resurgent anti-Semitism.

Obama issues warning on Auschwitz anniversary
Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe
Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe

Japan marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people.

Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe
Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on
Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Tearful memorials were being held across tsunami-hit nations for the 220,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago.

Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on
Newtown marks massacre anniversary with reflection
Newtown marks massacre anniversary with reflection

A deeply scarred US town lowered flags to half mast and urged quiet reflection on the two-year anniversary of a school massacre.

Newtown marks massacre anniversary with reflection
China's Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable on 77th anniversary
China's Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable on 77th anniversary

President Xi Jinping said that no one can deny the Nanjing Massacre, as China for the first time held a national day of remembrance for the Japanese military rampage.

China's Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable on 77th anniversary
Kennedy Center breaks ground on major expansion
Kennedy Center breaks ground on major expansion

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts broke ground on a major expansion to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary.

Kennedy Center breaks ground on major expansion
Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall
Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall

Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall.

Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall
Russian Communists march to mark 1917 revolution
Russian Communists march to mark 1917 revolution

Some 3,000 Russian Communist Party supporters took to the streets of Moscow to mark the 97th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Russian Communists march to mark 1917 revolution
Germany launches celebration weekend for Berlin Wall's fall
Germany launches celebration weekend for Berlin Wall's fall

Germany kicks off celebrations Friday marking the 25th anniversary of the epochal fall of the Berlin Wall.

Germany launches celebration weekend for Berlin Wall's fall
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'Gone with the Wind' sweeps back for 75th anniversary

Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of "Gone with the Wind" are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary.

'Gone with the Wind' sweeps back for 75th anniversary