Thousands of people thronged Japan's Imperial Palace Monday to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 80th birthday, as he lauded his wife for standing by him in his "lonely" pursuit of leading the world's oldest monarchy.
North Korea has threatened a "merciless" strike against the South after activists burned effigies of the ruling Kim dynasty on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, officials said Friday.
A schoolboy gunman wounded two fellow students Friday, one critically, before killing himself in the latest such US shooting on the the eve of the first anniversary of the Newtown massacre.
Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was marking his 70th birthday Wednesday leaving again for Israel, in his dogged quest for an elusive Middle East peace deal.
The Mustang, the iconic American muscle car, got a makeover for its 50th anniversary Thursday, with Ford aiming to repeat is huge US success in global markets such as China.
One year after a gunman burst into a US school and slaughtered 20 small children and six adults, the voices of their trapped and terrified protectors returned Wednesday to haunt survivors.
Tengrinews has got hold of another photo of the new 20-thousand tenge bill. It is different from the one demonstrated earlier, but matches the description of the source in minting industry.
Iconic supermodel Kate Moss was on Monday honoured by the British fashion industry for her 25-year career, shortly after her Playboy cover celebrating the magazine's 60th anniversary was revealed.
With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet.
North Korea on Friday marked the anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean border island with a threat to turn South Korea's presidential office into a "sea of fire".
A pair of Democratic presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton silently honored John F. Kennedy at the former US leader's grave Wednesday, marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA could reunite next year to mark the 40th anniversary since they won the Eurovision Song Contest and were catapulted to global stardom, singer Agnetha Faltskog revealed on Sunday.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday joined descendants of the engineers who brought water to the then sleepy Californian town, marking the 100th anniversary of the transformative project.
Libya marked the second anniversary Wednesday of its "liberation" from loyalists of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi with no official celebrations as it struggles to heal the wounds of the conflict.
Concerts dedicated to the 20th anniversary of State Chamber Orchestra will be held in three cities of Kazakhstan.
Protesters clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Wednesday, leaving dozens injured as thousands of people marched to mark the anniversary of the 1968 massacre of students.
The National Bank of Kazakhstan put into circulation two new commemorative silver coins of 500 and 5 000 tenge nominal value.
If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown.
Hopes that Somalia may soon turn the page on decades of anarchy have been dealt a string of blows, giving the internationally-backed government little to cheer as it marks its first birthday.
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