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THE Filipino people on Monday commemorated the 117th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal, the country’s national hero. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III led the commemoration in simple rites at his
Creator of one of the finest hand assault Rifle AK-47 Mikhail Kalashnikov died at the age of ninety four in a hospital in the Russian republic of Udmurtia, in Siberia. He was hospitalized for more than a month for heart problems. In Russia AK
The legendary gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov , the AK- 47 is the most widely used rifle in the world, died Monday at age 94 in a hospital in the Russian republic of Udmurtia , in Siberia, due to a serious illness. Kalashnikov
I am offended to be painted with the same brush as professional athletes who cheat for money. It is not "painful" to see the fall of Alex Rodriguez, who is described in the column as a national hero. It is painful to see a cheater with a full-page
File Photo Bulgaria marks Thursday 176 years since the birth of the "all-time greatest Bulgarian" Vasil Levski . Vasil Levski was the nickname of Vasil Ivanov Kunchev (18 July 1837-18 February 1873), a Bulgarian revolutionary renowned as the national
Alam died recently, without ever meeting me, or even hearing about me and his influence over me or anyone at all. He had lost much of his shine by the end and so they used the epithet of national hero' one last time in the news media and buried the
At a function organised by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to pay homage to the Gadar Party hero at his native village, resolutions were adopted demanding that two universities be named as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha University and
Bulgaria commemorates Tuesday the 140th anniversary of the death of its national hero, freedom -fighter and revolutionary Vasil Levski . Levski was sentenced to death by an Ottoman court and hanged in Sofia on February 18 (February 6 old style), 1873.
After doing warm-up walks of a mere (by his standards) 33 kilometres from Ocho Rios, St Ann, to Port Maria, St Mary, then from Port Maria to Kingston, he started walking for causes. In the run-up to the 2007 general election, his solo barefooted walk
Ex-Israeli defence minister Amir Peretz has been awarded by the Gaza City Council in the Ashdod City Hall for the development of the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system which has been 88% successful to repel rocket attacks on Israel.