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Pentagon likely to downsize US Army to pre-WW (II) level

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 00:37

The Pentagon will reportedly unveil plans to shrink the nation`s Army to its smallest size since after the World War (II), in a cost-cutting drive, a BBC report said on Monday.

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110: Family

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:14

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world`s oldest known Holocaust survivor and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday.

Japan may review probe on WWII sex slavery

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 15:19

Japan`s top government spokesman said today that Tokyo would consider re-examining a 20-year-old study that led to a landmark apology over its forced prostitution in World War II.

Nazis plotted to create super-mosquitoes to infect enemy

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 16:16

Nazi German scientists secretly planned to breed `super-mosquitoes` infested with malaria that could be air-dropped into enemy territory during World War II, a researcher has claimed.

China condemns Japanese city`s kamikaze letter plan

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 19:00

China expressed outrage on Monday at a proposal by a Japanese city to list letters written by World War II suicide pilots on a United Nations register -- alongside Anne Frank`s diary.

Dozens detained over Russian Opposition TV protest

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 21:52

Police in Moscow on Saturday said they had detained around 40 demonstrators protesting apparent pressure from authorities to silence Russia`s top Opposition broadcaster.

Hong Kong police dismantle `biggest` WWII bomb

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:03

The Hong Kong Police successfully dismantled the largest World War II bomb yet found in the city after its discovery on a construction site prompted the evacuation of 2,260 people.

US returns Polish painting stolen by Nazis

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 01:45

A painting by Johann Conrad Seekatz stolen from a Warsaw museum by the Nazis during World War II has been handed back to Poland, US authorities said Thursday.

Over 2,000 evacuated as WWII bomb found in Hong Kong: Police

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 20:43

More than 2,000 people were evacuated and roads closed in central Hong Kong Thursday after a World War II bomb weighing almost a tonne was discovered on a construction site, police said.

China vows to highlight WW II Japanese `atrocities`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 21:33

Amid an escalating diplomatic standoff between China and Japan, Chinese researchers have vowed to come out with facts about Japanese "atrocities" during World War II.

WW-II bomb detonated in Germany

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:04

Bomb disposal experts successfully detonated a 250 kg World War-II bomb in a western Germany city after about 5,000 people were evacuated late Thursday evening, a city spokesman said.

Clooney enjoyed working in flopped films

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 10:34

Actor George Clooney says he had fun while shooting for films which didn`t work at the box office.