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UN marks 100th anniversary of WWI, lauds Indian soldiers` role

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:36

The UN has commemorated the centenary of World War I, lauding the courage and sacrifice of soldiers including over a million from India, and underscored the importance of reconciliation through diplomacy.

South African soldier reburied with white WWI comrades in France

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:28

A black South African soldier who died nearly a century ago during World War I was on Sunday reburied alongside 600 of his white compatriots at the South African war memorial in northern France.

Zamperini, inspiration for Jolie`s `Unbroken`, dies at 97

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:49

Louis Zamperini, whose life as a Olympic distance runner turned World War II prisoner of war surviver inspired Angelina Jolie`s upcoming film `Unbroken`, has died at the age of 97.

China to release daily Japanese war crimes `confession`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:31

China began publishing "confessions" of 45 convicted Japanese World War II criminals on Thursday, officials said, in Beijing`s latest effort to highlight the past amid a territorial dispute between the two.

Obama worst US President since World War II: Poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 20:32

Barack Obama is the worst US President since World War II, 33 per cent of Americans have said in a new poll released today which gave negative grades for him for his handling of key issues like the economy, foreign policy, terrorism, heatlhcare and environment.

Japan`s move to lift ban on troops to fight abroad riles China

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 19:57

China on Tuesday reacted angrily to Japan`s biggest change in defence policy since the World War II, saying the move could undermine regional peace and harm Chinese sovereignty.

Japan`s government approves larger military role

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:02

Japan took a step away on Tuesday from an American-drafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II.

Half Japanese voters oppose Abe`s security shift

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:54

Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two, a survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy that would ease the constraints of the pacifist constitution on the armed forces.

`Yellow Star` Holocaust memorials held in Hungary

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 03:20

Over 1,000 Hungarians took part in some 160 Holocaust memorial events across Budapest, the 70th anniversary of the forced relocation of Jews during World War II into "Yellow Star Houses".

Kate Middleton re-traces grandmother`s World War past

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:48

Prince William`s wife, Kate Middleton, took a trip down memory lane with a visit to a code-breaking facility in Britain where her grandmother worked during World War II.

China protests Japanese minister`s visit to Yasukuni shrine

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:46

China today protested against a Japanese minister`s visit to a controversial World War II shrine in Tokyo which is viewed here as a symbol of Japan`s colonial history.

Russian leadership backs restoration of Stalingrad name

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 20:17

Russia`s deputy prime minister called on Saturday for the name Stalingrad to be restored to the city that was the site of a key World War II battle against the Nazis.