Japan PM Shinzo Abe sends support message to war criminals service

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message to a memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals, organisers said Wednesday, in a move that could prompt anger from Asian neighbours.

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

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

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`

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

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.

United flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odor

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

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

China to release daily Japanese war crimes `confession`

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

British veteran back at care home after D-Day `Great Escape`

An 89-year-old veteran who ran away from his care home to join the D-Day commemorations in France returned to Britain Saturday, hailed as the embodiment of World War II fighting spirit.

Russian leadership backs restoration of Stalingrad name

"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.

Obama honours WWII, 9/11 generations at Normandy

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the World War II and 9/11 generations in a visit to Normandy on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

British Queen to mark 70th anniversary of Normandy landings

British Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday embarked on a three-day state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II, Buckingham Palace announced.

Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Hollande to tackle Putin on Ukraine crisis on June 6

French President Francois Hollande announced Tuesday that he will hold `face to face` talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on June 6, with the Ukraine crisis high on the agenda.