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Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 12:25

Tens of thousands were to gather for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima today, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high in Japan.

Solomon Islander who helped save JFK dies at 93

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 13:39

A Solomon Islander who helped save John F. Kennedy when a Japanese destroyer sank the future US president`s patrol boat during World War II has died aged 93, his family said Monday.

`Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:40

The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay, the US plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II, has died, US media has reported.

Imperial War Museum to showcase Japanese WWII artifacts

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:47

A new display of items related to Japan`s role in World War II has opened at the `Imperial War Museum` in London following a major revival of the building.

IAF using WW-II era lighting system at Leh airbase: CAG

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 23:33

Indian Air Force uses a World War-II era lighting system for the landing of fighter and transport aircraft at the Leh airbase at night due to lack of any facility for advanced airfield lighting, CAG pointed out on Friday.

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:32

A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.

United flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odor

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:03

A United Airlines flight with 348 people aboard over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what authorities said was an electrical odor on board.

Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:17

After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic will finally have a place to mourn her family on Friday.

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.

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.

`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".