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France, Britain honour sacrifice of WWI soldiers

Paris - Political leaders, active troops and veterans, health workers and sports players in Britain and France paused Wednesday to remember the sacrifice of soldiers killed in World War I.

Bomb strikes WWI memorial at Saudi cemetery

Jeddah - A bomb blast struck a World War I commemoration attended by Western diplomats in the Saudi city of Jeddah Wednesday, leaving at least two people wounded in the second assault on diplomatic missions in recent weeks, officials said.

UK honours war dead on virus-afflicted Remembrance Day

London - Britain fell silent on Sunday in tribute to its war dead as royals and politicians observed a low-key Remembrance Day without the usual solemn pageantry, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

China pauses in memory of virus victims and 'martyrs'

Wuhan - China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world's most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence.

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles - A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday remembered his "little brother" Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles for the basketball great and his daughter Gianna, who died with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Los Angeles - Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

'Saddest day' as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

Negombo - Devastated relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders at memorial services Tuesday, as Sri Lanka began burying victims of deadly weekend suicide blasts that claimed over 320 lives.

Gary Morris to pay tribute to Herb Kelleher at memorial service

On January 14, it was announced that singer and actor Gary Morris will honor the founder of Southwest Airlines, Herb Kelleher, at his memorial.

Strasbourg attack victims honoured

Strasbourg - More than 1,000 people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left five dead.

Strasbourg attack victims honoured

Strasbourg - Several hundred people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left four dead.

Russians mourn human rights icon Alexeyeva

Moscow - Russians paid their last respects to human rights icon Lyudmila Alexeyeva on Tuesday, with some mourners angered by President Vladimir Putin's attendance of a memorial ceremony.

Russians mourn human rights giant Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Moscow - Russians on Tuesday paid their last respects to human rights icon Lyudmila Alexeyeva, with President Vladimir Putin expected to attend a memorial ceremony despite the activist's criticism of his rule.

Ukraine marks five years since bloody Maidan uprising

Kiev - Hundreds of Ukrainians on Wednesday marked five years since the Maidan revolution, which ousted a pro-Moscow government but sparked war in the east of the country and led to Russia annexing Crimea.

Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

Hanoi - Hanoi paid tribute Monday to former US Senator John McCain, a onetime foe who helped heal the wounds of the Vietnam War after spending years as a prisoner in the city.

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.
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The California National Guard of the  Honor Guard  performed the riffle salute.
The California National Guard of the "Honor Guard" performed the riffle salute.
The Run for the Wall ride goes from coast to coast and will total up to 300 000 riders by the time t...
The Run for the Wall ride goes from coast to coast and will total up to 300,000 riders by the time they arrive in Washington, DC to honor the fallen, missing and surviving Veterans of all wars.
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The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
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.
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Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
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.
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Sonoma Sky Park Aviators provided the annual "fly-over" during the riffle salute and the signing of "God Bless America" as the annual ceremony observance came to a conclusion.
Flagged crosses for Memorial Day civic ceremony in Waverly  Minnesota
Flagged crosses for Memorial Day civic ceremony in Waverly, Minnesota
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Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
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The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
The thousands who participated mourned  remembered  cheered  listened  became informed and showed th...
The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
The 1956 Memorial at the Hungarian Ranch  Midrand  South Africa.
The 1956 Memorial at the Hungarian Ranch, Midrand, South Africa.
An Agusta A109 flies the South African flag over the Air Force Memorial.
An Agusta A109 flies the South African flag over the Air Force Memorial.
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.
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The South African Infantry memorial at Fort Klapperkop  Pretoria.
The South African Infantry memorial at Fort Klapperkop, Pretoria.
Oak Memorial at Auburn University.  Auburn  Ala.  Feb. 17  2011
Oak Memorial at Auburn University. Auburn, Ala. Feb. 17, 2011
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An American Soldier in Iraq
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The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
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