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Britain-France Channel Tunnel, now 25, was centuries in the making

World May 5, 2019

Britain-France Channel Tunnel, now 25, was centuries in the making

On May 6, 1994, Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand boarded the royal Rolls-Royce and took an undersea train to Britain — a 50.5-kilometer (30-mile) trip that inaugurated a tunnel two centuries in the making. Followed by their spouses in a Citroen, their ...

100th anniversary of Amritsar massacre remembered in India

Asia Pacific Apr 13, 2019

100th anniversary of Amritsar massacre remembered in India

India on Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of British colonial rule and one for which London has yet to apologize. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as it is known in India, saw British troops fire on thousands ...

Rwanda honors those killed in genocide that began 25 years ago

World Apr 7, 2019

Rwanda honors those killed in genocide that began 25 years ago

Rwandans were gathering on Sunday for a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago. The ceremony marks the beginning of a week of events to honor the dead. ...