An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.
In Japan and around the world, tens of thousands are marking one of the worst atrocities in modern history, the only time atomic weapons were ever used against human populations. They are vowing to never let it happen again.
On July 25, 1984, Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk.
Mandela was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist apartheid, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards world peace
Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.
Jarama Valley, the song inspired by one of the key battles of the Spanish civil war, gets another lease of life on a new CD marking the 75th anniversary of the conflict.
Günter Grass, a Nobel Literature Prize winner, causes anger and excitement with his poem "What Must Be Said". And the subject matter is war and peace.
Elements of the armed forces of the small West African Republic of Guinea Bissau seized the capital and arrested Acting President Raimundo Pereira and the former prime minister, Carlos Gomes Junior.
Pope Benedict XVI recently made an "Apostolic Journey" to Mexico and the Republic of Cuba
On March 22, soldiers of the Republic of Mali in West Africa, led by junior officers, carried out a coup d'état against the elected president, Amadou Toumani Touré.