Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Memorial News

Australia shelves MH370 memorial after relatives protest

Perth - Plans to erect a memorial honouring the passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were shelved by Australia on Sunday after protests by relatives of the victims.

Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Lumumba

Apo - Brussels inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba on Saturday in what campaigners called Belgium's first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.

German memorial to honour forced labourers of forgotten Nazi camp

Germany will on Friday inaugurate a memorial at the long-forgotten site of a World War II Nazi concentration camp where forced labourers built an aircraft factory deep inside a Bavarian forest.

US lynching memorial seeks reflection on racist history

Washington - A unique memorial remembering the thousands of black Americans lynched in public acts of torture opened Thursday in the southern US.

Belgium to name first square after Congo independence hero Lumumba

Apo - Belgium is set to name a square in Brussels after late Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, the first public place in the former colonial power to honour him, an official said Tuesday.

S.Africa bids emotional farewell to 'Mama Winnie' Mandela

Soweto - Thousands of mourners flocked Wednesday to the heart of South Africa's sprawling Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela's former wife and struggle hero Winnie Mandela.

Chechen police raid rights group for third time

Moscow - Chechen police raided the office of human rights group Memorial on Friday for the third time this week in connection to the internationally condemned arrest of its director, the group said in a statement.

Putin unveils monument to victims of political repression

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled Monday the first national memorial to victims of Soviet-era political repression, but critics accused him of hypocrisy over a continuing crackdown on activists.

Life after death? Companies weighing up digital technologies

The companies maintaining the presence of someone after they have died may not immediately spring to mind when it comes to digital transformation; however several startups have services to maintain a person’s social media presence.

Mourners return to Mali resort hit by jihadists

Bamako - The debris of the jihadist attack is still scattered for all to see: broken tea cups, charred mobile phones and upended chairs strew the once idyllic surrounds of this Malian ecolodge following last Sunday's violence.

Controversial Utoya massacre memorial to be rethought

Oslo - Norway's government said Wednesday that a controversial memorial for the victims of Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 massacre would be rethought, in order to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit by local residents.

A century later, plans underway for WWI memorial in Washington

Washington - How should the United States honor the wishes of the last American World War I soldier, who asked for a national monument to the country's role in the conflict? The answer is more complicated than it seems.

Memorial of S.Africa icon turns into anti-Zuma protest

Johanesburg - A memorial service Saturday for anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada was transformed into a fierce attack on South African President Jacob Zuma, under fire after a controversial cabinet reshuffle.

Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

Vijfhuizen - Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed."Today is a very important day for all the next of kin.

Cubans sign 'oath' to Castro's revolution

Havana - In hundreds of schools, hospitals and public buildings, Cubans signed a "solemn oath" on Monday to defend the revolution following the death of communist leader Fidel Castro.

Monks, survivors remember Thai student massacre

Bangkok - Buddhist monks opened an emotionally charged commemoration Thursday on the 40th anniversary of a massacre of student protesters in Bangkok, as survivors reflected on a battle for democracy that appears lost in junta-run Thailand.

Monks, survivors remember Thai student massacre

Bangkok - Buddhist monks opened an emotionally charged commemoration Thursday on the 40th anniversary of a massacre of student protesters in Bangkok, as survivors reflected on a battle for democracy that appears lost in junta-run Thailand.

Worn down by terror grief: Paris cleans symbolic statue

Paris - Paris city workers on Tuesday set to scrubbing a monumental bronze statue which has become a battered rallying point for France's secular republic after a string of terror attacks.

Munich mourns victims of shopping mall shooting

Berlin - The city of Munich on Sunday paid tribute to nine victims of a shooting rampage, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck attending the memorials that called on people to resist slipping into fear and hatred.

President Hollande vows to protect overstretched French police

Versailles - French President Francois Hollande vowed Friday to improve the protection of a police force reeling from a terror attack and under pressure from violent protesters and football hooligans."Police officers risk their lives.

Long lines for tickets to Muhammad Ali's memorial service

Louisville - People formed long lines Wednesday for a chance to get tickets to the memorial service honoring Louisville's most famous native son, boxing and civil rights legend Muhammad Ali.By 7 am the line snaked around the KFC Yum!

Egyptian column becomes memorial to Istanbul attack victims

Istanbul - An ancient Egyptian obelisk has become a makeshift memorial for the 10 German tourists killed in this week's suicide bombing in Istanbul, with people laying carnations, messages and even football scarves to remember the victims.

Ukraine famine memorial unveiled in US capital

Washington - A monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians who died during a Soviet-era famine was unveiled in the US capital, in a ceremony that brought back horrific memories for survivors.

MSF staff honour colleagues killed in U.S. raid at Kunduz

Ginebra - Chants of "stop bombing hospitals" rang out at a memorial Tuesday for the staff of Doctors Without Borders killed in a US airstrike on an Afghan hospital last month.

Berlin memorial for Roma victims of Nazis defaced

Berlin - Vandals scrawled Nazi swastikas and the words "gas them" on Germany's memorial to the half million Roma and Sinti murdered by the Nazis, the foundation behind the monument said Thursday.

Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial in New York

New York - Pope Francis on Friday visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York, where he prayed and laid a white rose at one of the reflecting pools, before he is to lead a multi-faith service for peace.

Berlin Holocaust Memorial a top tourist draw 10 years on

Berlin - Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, controversial when it opened 10 years ago, has become one of the city's top tourist draws and confounded fears it would be a target of neo-Nazi protesters.

Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service

Madrid - Some 1,500 people attended a memorial service Monday at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and paid homage to the 150 people killed in last month's Germanwings plane crash.

Mourners join memorial service for Germanwings crash victims

Cologne - Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders Friday at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps, blamed on a depressed co-pilot.

Israelis stand in silent tribute to Holocaust dead

Jerusalem - Israeli Jews stood in silence as sirens wailed across the country on Thursday marking Holocaust memorial day and 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps.
  1 2 3 4 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Memorial


Memorial Image

Jack Layton memorial by Toronto artist David Pellettier at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
Jack Layton memorial by Toronto artist David Pellettier at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Osamu Yamasaki
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
REMEMBERED: People affected by the events in Nice  France  set up a memorial on the sidewalk at the ...
REMEMBERED: People affected by the events in Nice, France, set up a memorial on the sidewalk at the site Thursday's attack that killed 84.
H.Murdock/VOA/Wikimedia Commons
Harvey Mllk and George Moscone Memorial  San Francisco  CA  November 2009
Harvey Mllk and George Moscone Memorial, San Francisco, CA, November 2009
Steve Rhoades
Monument at Majdanek Memorial  containing the ashes of human bodies found around the concentration c...
Monument at Majdanek Memorial, containing the ashes of human bodies found around the concentration camp.
Bruker:Kjetil r/Polen/Gallery
An American Soldier in Iraq
An American Soldier in Iraq
If I Die before You Wake
Hungarian officials at the 1956 Memorial in Midrand  South Africa.
Hungarian officials at the 1956 Memorial in Midrand, South Africa.
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Two officers in Florida were killed this week
Two officers in Florida were killed this week
miami-dade police handout
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Photo of Hap Halloran upon the altar. No coffin was present  Halloran s ashes will be buried at Arli...
Photo of Hap Halloran upon the altar. No coffin was present, Halloran's ashes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in October.
Sago Coal Mine disaster memorial in Philippi West Virginia
Sago Coal Mine disaster memorial in Philippi West Virginia
State of West Virginia- Gov. Joe Manchin
This memorial has come together outside the Carson City IHOP  where a shooting took place on Septemb...
This memorial has come together outside the Carson City IHOP, where a shooting took place on September 6, 2011.
ScottSchrantz
The World War II memorial over looks a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean.
The World War II memorial over looks a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
The values and love of Creole culture  as well of a simple life  was recognized in Natchitoches last...
The values and love of Creole culture, as well of a simple life, was recognized in Natchitoches last night at a memorial in recognition of Rosalie Coutee, who died at the age of 98.
Amazing Grace - A fallen soldier
Amazing Grace - A fallen soldier
Amazing Grace