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  • 95-year-old travels to spot where father shot at Gallipoli 100 years ago

    95-year-old travels to spot where father shot at Gallipoli 100 years ago
    For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion. Grayden was among thousands of Australians and New Zealanders...
  • Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
  • Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'

    Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'
    A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched. Armine Hacopian, a member of the college’s board of trustees, was one...
  • Armenia marks 100 years since massacre of 1.5 million

    Armenia marks 100 years since massacre of 1.5 million
    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The...
  • GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
    A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian Genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched. The day before the 100th anniversary of the death of 1.5 million Armenians at...
  • U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name

     U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name
    On Sunday, Pope Francis took the audacious step of celebrating a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians, and then calling those killings by their name: genocide. For that, the Turkish...
  • Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive
    The priest unlocks the door to a musty room, home to the ghosts of Moses Mountain, a lost place where determined townsfolk once gathered with hunting rifles and faced down an imperial army. A glass-and-wood frame secures a white flag emblazoned with a...
  • Armenian church declares genocide victims saints in somber ceremony

    Armenian church declares genocide victims saints in somber ceremony
    In a somber pageant of color and ritual, Armenia’s national church Thursday honored the victims of the Ottoman Empire’s deportations and massacres of a century ago by canonizing them en masse as martyrs. In Istanbul, meanwhile, Turkish...
  • Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'

    Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'
    President Obama marked the "solemn" anniversary of the 1915 massacre of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, but stopped short Thursday of using the term genocide despite a 2008 pledge to do so as president. Obama ‎called the massacre...
  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the...
  • Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres

    Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres
    Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire. A century later, the memories still torment him. "Somebody told us that Turks will come and start killing us," said the 105-year-old,...