New Zealanders turned out in record numbers at dawn services on Saturday to honour their war dead in emotional tributes on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign.
Tens of thousands of people gathered at war memorials around the country for services, which will also be held in Australia and Turkey, to mark the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on Turkish soil on April 25, 1915.Full Story
An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday.
The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele.Full Story
In the face of strong competition from China, the traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf has put up a show of resistance, successfully pulling itself back from the brink of extinction.
Thanks to the business sense of two brothers from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the traditional black-and-white keffiyeh headscarf has discovered a new lease of life.Full Story
When Tank 390 crashed through the gates of Saigon's presidential palace 40 years ago, it heralded the end of Vietnam's war. But the men who manned it have since lived in obscurity, poor yet forever bonded by the history they created.
On April 30, 1975, the four-man tank team had come under heavy fire and lost contact with their commanders as they entered central Saigon during a lightning-fast offensive by communist forces from the North.Full Story
Korean Lee Yong-Soo was forced into sexual slavery serving Japan's imperial army. Seventy years later, with Japan's prime minister preparing a historic address to U.S. Congress, she demands just one thing: an apology.
"I'm not going to die until we resolve this issue," the diminutive 87 year old told reporters in the U.S. Capitol.Full Story
An overhaul of Morocco's penal code has triggered a lively debate on morality in the conservative North African nation, where homosexuality and sexual relations outside marriage are forbidden.
But calls to legalize extra-marital sex or abolish the death penalty appear to be a step too far for authorities in the country, where Islam is the state religion.Full Story
The United States returned Wednesday dozens of ancient artifacts that had been smuggled out of Egypt by an international criminal network, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said.
The items -- including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus discovered in a Brooklyn garage in 2009 -- were handed back to the Egyptian government at a ceremony in Washington.Full Story
The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church on Thursday.
In 2014, 45 women took holy vows, a figure that has trebled in the last five years, in contrast to a worldwide trend that has seen nuns dwindle steadily over the last four decades.Full Story
It's been a century since William Boase was killed in World War I's disastrous Gallipoli campaign, but the Australian soldier's family has never lost hope of giving him a proper burial.
And now that two Australian history buffs believe they have pinpointed the site of mass graves containing 143 Australian soldiers at Gallipoli, there are calls for authorities to investigate.Full Story
A "perfect" 100-carat diamond originally mined in South Africa sold for $22.1 million in New York on Tuesday in three minutes of bidding, Sotheby's said.
The auction house had valued the jewel, which weighs 100.20 carats, at $19-25 million, calling it "the largest perfect diamond with a classic Emerald cut ever to be offered at auction."Full Story