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China holds state memorial for Nanjing Massacre victims

December 13, 2020 12:49 PM

Japanese invaders killed about 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers over six weeks during World War II

One year on, New Zealand remembers volcano tragedy that killed and injured dozens

December 09, 2020 10:36 AM

The eruption on White Island left nearly all survivors struggling with severe and long-term injuries.

Thai protest leaders, massacre survivors mark sombre anniversary

October 06, 2020 4:21 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai politicians and protest leaders laid floral wreaths Tuesday (Oct 6) at a monument commemorating the anniversary of a student massacre more than 40 years ago, as survivors reflected on the younger generation's latest democracy push.

Spectre of 1976 university massacre looms over Thai student protests

October 05, 2020 1:20 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - Relentless gunfire, lynched bodies, frenzied mobs - the horrific violence Krisadang Nutcharut witnessed at Thammasat University more than 40 years ago propelled him into a legal career now spent defending Thailand's young pro-democracy activists.

De facto US envoy joins Taiwan in marking key battle anniversary

August 24, 2020 5:00 AM

KINMEN • Amid rising tensions with Beijing, the de facto US ambassador in Chinese-claimed Taiwan took part yesterday for the first time in commemorations of a key military clash and the last time Taiwanese forces joined battle with China on a large scale.

Australia commemorates end of World War II with message of unity

August 15, 2020 11:03 AM

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - In socially distanced ceremonies across Australia that echoed a message of unity, politicians, veterans and ordinary people commemorated on Saturday (Aug 15) the 75th anniversary of the day that brought the end of World War II to the country.

One year on, 'Wild Boars' lead charity race near Thai cave

June 23, 2019 3:53 PM

MAE SAI, THAILAND (AFP) - A Thai youth football team and their coach led a charity race Sunday (June 23) near the Tham Luang cave which they entered exactly one year ago, emerging alive 18 nail-biting days later.

North Korea urges US to change 'hostile policy' on eve of summit anniversary

June 11, 2019 7:47 AM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday (June 11) to "withdraw its hostile policy"towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become "a blank sheet of paper".

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