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Five things to know about the Japanese royals

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko journey to sites of natural disasters to console victims, most notably after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Japan parliament passes controversial anti-terror bill

Japan's lower house of parliament passed a controversial bill to crack down on people planning crime.

Japan`s Shinzo Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Australia, Indonesia making joint effort to protect WW2 wreck

Australia and Indonesia are sending divers to inspect the wreck of a warship torpedoed off the coast of Java during World War Two next month to determine how best to protect the site from looters who have stripped numerous other WW2 wrecks. 

Greece evacuates 75,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

A massive evacuation has begun in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki so experts can defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb.

70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII bomb

70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII bomb

The bomb, containing nearly 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives, was unearthed in the northern city during road works last week.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to remove a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit

Japan and Russia today wrap up a summit aimed at making progress on a peace treaty to formally end World War II, focusing on economic projects in small Russian-occupied islands claimed by Tokyo.

Pearl Harbor survivor, greeter at memorial dies at age 99

An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the US into World War II has died at age 99.

'Save us' as you did in World War II: Fiji to US on climate

Fiji urged the United States on Friday to "save" the world from climate change as it had helped to win World War II.

Ukraine marks 75 years since Babi Yar mass slaughter of Jews

A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marks 75 years since the World War II slaughter of some 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev, one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust.  The carnage by Nazi forces at the Babi Yar ravine has caused years of soul-searching and debate in Ukraine over the participation of local collaborators in the killings and atrocities that followed. 

World War II bombs found in Nagaland

World War II bombs found in Nagaland

The bombs were found from an ongoing construction site by the labourers after which the police were informed.

UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

Nurse kissed in iconic World War II photo dies

Nurse kissed in iconic World War II photo dies

Greta Friedman, the woman kissed by a sailor in the iconic picture taken in New York city's Times Square after the Second World War ended in 1945, has died, a media report said.

Japan PM sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a shrine for war dead on Monday, the anniversary of Japan`s World War Two defeat, but did not visit the shrine, which is seen in China and South Korea as a symbol of Tokyo`s wartime militarism.

British prime ministers since World War II

British prime ministers since World War II

Theresa May is Britain`s 14th prime minister since World War II

Teacher who sat for anthem deserved pay cut: Japan Court

A school was right to cut the pay of a teacher who refused to stand for the national anthem, a Japanese court has ruled.

Britain and the EU: an awkward marriage of convenience

Britain and the EU: an awkward marriage of convenience

Britain has never really internalised the European project because of its very different history during the 20th century.

Italy outlaws Holocaust denial, incitement to racial hatred

Denying the World War II Nazi Holocaust is now a crime in Italy punishable with between two and six years in jail after the Parliament outlawed incitement to racial hatred.