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.
Today Kazakhstan’s Baikonur celebrates its 60th anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
Pope Francis will mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians with a special ceremony.
The beginning of May in Kazakhstan has always been rich with holidays. This year, Kazakhstanis will enjoy 3 days off in May.
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.
Thousands of Ukrainians gathered for an emotional ceremony on Kiev's Independence Square to mark one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down.
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.
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.
Japan marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people.
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.
A deeply scarred US town lowered flags to half mast and urged quiet reflection on the two-year anniversary of a school massacre.
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.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts broke ground on a major expansion to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary.
Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall.
Some 3,000 Russian Communist Party supporters took to the streets of Moscow to mark the 97th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Germany kicks off celebrations Friday marking the 25th anniversary of the epochal fall of the Berlin Wall.
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.
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