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Japan Marks First Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake, Tsunami

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japan observed a moment of silence Sunday, to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. Emperor Akihito led millions in mourning and prayer Sunday at a televised ceremony from Tokyo. The ceremony marked the exact minute the 9.0 […]

Japan Marks First Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake, Tsunami

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan observed a moment of silence Sunday, to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. Emperor Akihito led millions in mourning and prayer Sunday at a televised ceremony from Tokyo. The ceremony marked the exact minute the 9.0 […]

Japan Observes Anniversary of Deadly Quake, Tsunami

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Sunday marks the first anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. A formal ceremony in Tokyo, the capital, will be the centerpiece of Japan’s official remembrance, with speeches from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Emperor Akihito. Public transport is expected to stop, […]

Japan to Observe Anniversary of Deadly Quake, Tsunami

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Sunday marks the first anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan last year, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history. As vigils and ceremonies take place to mark the occasion, the nation continues to work to recover from that triple disaster. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda wrote in the […]

VOA Marks 70th Anniversary

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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(re-issuing from Wednesday to add audio links) U.S. President Barack Obama and other prominent world figures have joined in the year-long celebration of Voice of America’s 70th anniversary with messages of congratulations. President Obama credited VOA with providing “accurate and objective” news in the face of foreign governments that censor and regimes that deny universal […]

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VOA Marks 70th Anniversary

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other prominent world figures have joined in the year-long celebration of Voice of America’s 70th anniversary with messages of congratulations. President Obama credited VOA with providing “accurate and objective” news in the face of foreign governments that censor and regimes that deny universal rights. In a video message released at […]

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UN Chief Honors Japan’s Quake Victims Before Anniversary

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday praised the resilience of the survivors of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, just days before the one-year anniversary of the disaster. Mr. Ban made his comments during a commemoration concert at the U.N. General Assembly, where traditional and contemporary Japanese musicians and dancers performed at an event titled, […]

New Zealand Marks Anniversary of Devastating Earthquake

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of New Zealanders took part in an emotional ceremony Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of a powerful earthquake that left 185 people dead in downtown Christchurch. The names of the victims were read in the city’s North Hagley Park before tearful mourners observed two minutes of silence at the exact moment when the […]

US Marks 50 Years Since Glenn’s Historic Orbit of Earth

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first time an American orbited the Earth. John Glenn went around the planet three times in just under five hours on February 20, 1962, in a mission designed to see how man would react to the space environment. The former astronaut and ex-U.S. senator […]

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US Marks 50 Years Since First American Orbited Earth

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first trip of an American into Earth orbit. John Glenn went around the planet three times in just under five hours on February 20, 1962, in a mission designed to see how man would react to the space environment. Speaking at a NASA event […]

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