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Germany remembers heroes in Hitler assassination bid

Berlin - Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate.

Thai 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Mae Sai - The "Wild Boars" youth football team, whose plight captivated the world a year ago when they were trapped for nearly three weeks in a flooded Thai cave, paid their respects Monday to a diver who died trying to save them.

'Moon Rock Hunter' on quest to track down Apollo gifts

Houston - After Neil Armstrong took a "giant leap for mankind" on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and collected rocks and soil along the way, Richard Nixon presented lunar souvenirs to every nation -- 135, at the time.

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.

Kosovo celebrates '20 years free' with Clinton visit

Pristina - With celebratory speeches, a new statue and a visit from former US president Bill Clinton, Kosovo will on Wednesday mark 20 years since the NATO intervention that ended its war with Serbia and cleared a path for independence.

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.

Ageing veterans might not be around for next big D-Day anniversary

Bayeux - Marcel Deschateaux waited over an hour Thursday to applaud dozens of British veterans as they walked through his town of Bayeux, after one of dozens of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France.

D-Day in numbers

Paris - The June 6, 1944 landings by Allied forces on five Normandy beaches were the biggest naval operation ever in terms of the number of ships deployed to bring over troops, equipment and supplies.

How the longest day unfolded

Paris - June 6, 1944 is known as "the longest day". By its end 156,000 Allied troops and 20,000 vehicles had invaded Nazi-occupied northern France in a defining moment of World War II.

US D-Day veterans find 'second family' in modern Normandy

Sainte-m - Three quarters of a century ago, they came to Normandy's beaches as young men, many still in their teens, braving German fire to free France from Nazi occupation and help win the war in Europe.

97-year-old WWII veteran parachutes to mark D-Day anniversary

Carentan - A US veteran who was parachuted into France during D-Day in 1944 defied his age on Wednesday as he recreated his courageous feat of 75 years ago as part of ceremonies to mark the famous landings.

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Southsea - US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II joined 300 veterans in paying tribute to their fallen comrades at a poignant ceremony on Wednesday marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

D-Day switchboard operator sends her last message

London - Marie Scott vividly recalls the horrifying sounds of D-Day as she relayed orders down the line to the troops storming the Normandy beaches.

D-Day reporters: telling the world

Paris - When Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, some now-legendary reporters and photographers were on hand to produce the first draft of history.

Who won WWII? Russia's role gets short shrift in France

Paris - When world leaders gather for D-Day commemorations, Vladimir Putin's absence will be a sign of how Russia's huge sacrifices in World War II have gone missing in most French minds.

On D-Day, US allies look for unity and fear the Trump show

Paris - For a sign of how far Western politics and transatlantic relations have changed, look no further than this week's D-Day commemorations in Britain and northern France.

Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate jihadist threat

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels Sunday by vowing to crush Islamist militants responsible for Easter bombings that killed 258 people.

Sri Lanka marks war anniversary with thousands still missing

Kilinochchi - Still reeling from the Easter terror attacks, Sri Lanka commemorates this weekend 10 years since the end of a bloody civil war that killed at least 100,000 people, from which the scars are still not healed.

At 17, Bill Sisk fought from the shores of Normandy to Germany

Lynchburg - Bill Sisk was 17 years old when he stormed Utah Beach in Normandy on D-Day and 18 when he witnessed firsthand the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, but the former GI wouldn't call himself a hero."I was too young.

Remains of nearly 85,000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda

Kigali - The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in Kigali, a quarter of a century after the slaughter.

Remains of nearly 85,000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda

Kigali - The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in Kigali, a quarter of a century after the slaughter.

Channel Tunnel breakthrough miner now a eurosceptic

Dover - A quarter-century after the Channel Tunnel opened, the British miner who punched through to the French side and was a poster boy for the continental connection is now a Brexit supporter.

Tales of Leonardo, enigmatic genius

Amboise - Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago on Thursday, lives in the collective memory as an enigmatic genius who embodied the Italian Renaissance. Here are some anecdotes about his extraordinary life and work.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on Thursday kicked off commemorations to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci died in France, paying their respects to the Renaissance genius in a show of unity after months o...

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

Amboise - Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years will host top-level festivities celebrating his life.

Nintendo's Game Boy was first released 30 years ago today

On April 21, Nintendo's Game Boy celebrated a very special milestone: its 30th anniversary. It was first released in Japan, and thanks to its commercial success, it became an international phenomenon.

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Kigali - Rwanda on Sunday begins one hundred days of mourning for over 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.

Italy remembers L'Aquila dead 10 years after quake

Rome - Italy on Saturday marked 10 years since a devastating earthquake hit L'Aquila, killing 309 people and destroying much of the historic city.

Rwanda remembers, quarter century after genocide

Kigali - Rwanda on Sunday commemorates the 25th anniversary of the genocide in which at least 800,000 mainly Tutsi people were beaten, hacked or shot to death in 100 days of slaughter.
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