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North Korea Observes First Anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s Death

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is mourning the death one year ago of leader Kim Jong Il, in a special memorial ceremony led by his son and successor Kim Jong Un. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported Monday that hundreds of thousands of people stood silent and still outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun Mausoleum […]

South Korea Marks Yeongpyeong Anniversary

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea marked the second anniversary Friday of a deadly attack on a front-line island by North Korea. The November 23, 2010 shelling of Yeonpyeong island killed two South Korean marines and two civilians. In a condolence ceremony at the War Memorial in Seoul, South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik called the attack the worst […]

World to Remember JFK on 49th Anniversary of Assassination

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thursday is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy — a crime that brought the world to a standstill. Admirers of the president will gather at the assassination site in Dallas, Texas to reflect and hold a moment of silence. The city of Dallas will officially mark next year’s 50th […]

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Bali Bombing Victims Remembered on 10th Anniversary of Attack

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the dead gathered on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of bombings that killed 202 people. Security was tight, with more than 2,000 police and military guarding the service after police earlier this week reported a threat of an attack on dignitaries […]

Bali Bombing Victims Remembered on 10th Anniversary of Attack

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the dead gathered on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of bombings that killed 202 people. Security was tight, with more than 2,000 police and military guarding the service after police earlier this week reported a threat of an attack on dignitaries […]

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11th Anniversary for Afghan War

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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October 7 marks the 11th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. It has lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history. More than 3,000 international coalition troops have died in the war, including 2,000 Americans. Far more Afghan civilians have died. The war was triggered by the terrorist attacks on […]

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US ‘Occupy’ Protesters Plan New Actions to Mark Anniversary

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters who massed a year ago to speak out against what they say is a system of corporate greed and economic inequality in the United States are set to mark the anniversary of their movement with demonstrations in New York’s financial district. Occupy Wall Street is calling on supporters to assemble Monday outside the New […]

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Americans Observe September 11 Anniversary

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans around the world are marking the 11th anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to honor more than 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks. U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the September 11 victims would be remembered “no matter how many years pass.” Mr. Obama addressed an […]

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Bosnia Marks 17th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bosnia-Herzegovina is set to mark the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces. People from across the nation and elsewhere are gathering near the eastern Bosnian town where the central commemoration is to take place Wednesday. The central event will be the […]

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Sri Lanka Marks End of War Anniversary

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka marked the third anniversary of the military victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels Saturday. Fighter jets flew over the capital, Colombo, while thousands of troops paraded in the streets flanked by tanks and other weaponry to celebrate the 2009 end to the 26-year civil war. In an address to the nation, Sri Lanka’s […]

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