Jan 22, 2016

Japan to hold ceremony to mark fifth disaster anniversary

The government decided Friday to hold a memorial ceremony in Tokyo on March 11 to mark the fifth anniversary of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of the country in 2011. The ceremony has been held annually since 2012. The ...

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Jan 14, 2015

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday. A trip to Poland “is not on the Russian president’s agenda,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP, without ...

Suicide bomber at Yemen Shiite ceremony kills at least 24

Jan 1, 2015

Suicide bomber at Yemen Shiite ceremony kills at least 24

A suicide bomber attacked a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Shiite rebels commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 48 in a country plagued by militants, authorities said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a ...

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

Dec 11, 2014

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

The three Japan-born physicists who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for inventing energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes received their prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday. The three are Shuji Nakamura, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who was ...

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Dec 8, 2014

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that launched the United States into World War II, attended Sunday’s 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World ...