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Pope Francis to pay `silent` visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.

Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw`s St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II.

Queen Elizabeth becomes UK's longest-reigning monarch

Queen Elizabeth, who ascended the throne aged just 25 as her exhausted country struggled to recover from the ravages of World War Two, makes history on Wednesday when she becomes Britain`s longest-reigning monarch. 

Japanese-American couple interned by US in WW2 get high school diplomas

Japanese-American couple interned by US in WW2 get high school diplomas

A Japanese-American couple who were plucked from their California high school during World War Two and forcibly detained at a US government internment camp were given honorary diplomas this week at the school`s graduation ceremony.

Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the infamous pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that agreed to divide up eastern Europe during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Queen Elizabeth marks WWII anniversary at London service

Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday attended a thanksgiving service at London`s Westminster Abbey on the final day of commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).

Merkel urges cooperation after missing Russian WWII victory parade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday paid tribute to Soviet soldiers killed in WWII as she called for cooperation with Russia amid tensions over Ukraine.

China paper slams Japan for lack of WW2 contrition

German contrition over World War Two stands in contrast to Japan`s failure to reflect on its past, the official newspaper of China`s ruling Communist Party said on Sunday, following war commemorations in Moscow.

British church bells ring out in VE Day celebrations

Cathedrals and churches across Britain rang their bells today as part of the three-day commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).

Athens metro screens films demanding German WWII reparations

 Screens across Athens` metro, usually reserved for weather forecasts, have shown more controversial subject matter this month with the broadcast of a government-backed film demanding German reparations for World War II.

Ukraine breaks with Russia as it marks WWII anniversary amid fighting

 A new symbol, date and even name: Ukraine is distancing itself from Russia as it marks 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II while locked in a brutal conflict with pro-Moscow rebels.

27 unexploded WWII bombs found in Brunei's capital

Police in Brunei said on Sunday that 27 unexploded World War II era bombs have been discovered at a construction site in the centre of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

Tom Hardy's new film banned in Russia

Tom Hardy's new film banned in Russia

Russian film officials have blocked the release of Tom Hardy's new film, "Child 44", in which he portrays a disgraced soviet agent tracking down a serial child killer.

UN panel questions Japan on `comfort women`

The UN Human Rights Committee Wednesday raised its concerns and questions on the issue of "comfort women" during its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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

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.

Nazis might have been first to land on moon had they won WW2

The German road to space would have been much clearer, had the Nazis won World War 2.

Kan visits Iwoto Island to inspect recovery of WWII remains

Japanese Prime
Minister Naoto Kan visited Iwoto Island, also known as
Iwojima, to inspect the government`s ongoing efforts to
recover the remains of Japanese soldiers who died in World War

Europe right-wingers at controversial Japan shrine

French nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen and other European right-wing politicians paid a visit Saturday to a Japanese shrine that has drawn outrage for honoring war criminals.

Hitler eyed Turin Shroud

The Vatican had hidden the Shroud of Turin to protect it from Hitler.

Great War album

British soldiers, posted in India during the WW1, had a roaring time.