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A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France`s deadliest day in World War One

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:42

The bloodiest day for the French Army in World War One - indeed in its entire history - draws no national tributes, no eulogies by dignitaries, few wreaths laid in respect. 

Sachin Tendulkar asks nation to remember India's World War I soldiers

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 00:44

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar batted for an important cause on Independence Day as he paid his respects to all the Indian soldiers who fought the World War I.

Ban Ki-moon honours sacrifice of Indian soldiers in World War I

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:34

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon honoured over a million Indian soldiers who fought in the World War I at a commemorative event here and released a photo book authored by the Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of India to the UN featuring war memorials from across the world.

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 12:25

Tens of thousands were to gather for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima today, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high in Japan.

Lights go out across Britain, 100 years on from World War One

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 06:11

Lights across Britain switched off for an hour on Monday night in a tribute to the dead of World War One inspired by the prophetic observation of Britain`s foreign minister on the eve of war 100 years ago.

WWI victims commemorated in Belgium

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 01:46

The governor of Belgium`s Liege province paid tribute to the victims of the First World War as part of ceremonies to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war.

World War I remembered in poetry at United Nations

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 01:25

United Nations envoys are commemorating World War I with personal renditions of chosen works of poetry.

World leaders mark outbreak of WWI

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 01:06

World leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I by warning of lessons to be learned in the face of today`s many crises, including Ukraine.

World leaders commemorate WWI outbreak

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 14:26

World leaders leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.

Solomon Islander who helped save JFK dies at 93

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 13:39

A Solomon Islander who helped save John F. Kennedy when a Japanese destroyer sank the future US president`s patrol boat during World War II has died aged 93, his family said Monday.

French, German presidents to mark WWI anniversary

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 14:58

French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck will pay joint tribute Sunday to the soldiers who died after Germany declared war on France exactly 100 years ago.

WWI altar cloth back at London cathedral

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 12:36

An altar cloth embroidered by 138 wounded World War I soldiers was to take its place again Sunday at Saint Paul`s Cathedral in London to mark the centenary of the conflict`s outbreak.