10,000 evacuated after WWII dud bomb found near Berlin

About 10,000 people had to be evacuated on Thursday after an unexploded 250-kilogramme (550-pound) World War II bomb was discovered in a city near the German capital.

'Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit'

Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim`s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan`s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.

China marks 77th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders on Saturday participated in the 77th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre amid a drive to revive memories of the Japanese invasion.

Case dropped against German over WWII French massacre

A German court on Tuesday threw out the case against an 89-year-old former soldier over the Nazis' worst atrocity on French soil, the 1944 massacre in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Survivors commemorate 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

For the fifth year in a row, Lou Conter made the trip to Honolulu from his Alta Sierra, California, home to remember his USS Arizona shipmates who died in the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Japan starts chemical weapon destruction in China

A Japanese-built facility in China on Monday began destroying the largest cache of World War II chemical weapons abandoned in the country, Tokyo officials said, in a rare case of co-operation between the two countries.

Physicist Marvin Goldberger dies at 92
Physicist Marvin Goldberger dies at 92

Theoretical physicist and former president of the California Institute of Technology, Marvin Leonard Goldberger, died of cancer on Wednesday in La Jolla at 92.

UK Home Secy Lauds role of Sikh soldiers during WW I and II

Lauding the valiant role played by them during the World War I and II, a top British minister has described Sikh soldiers as unsung heros who gave freedom that, "we hold so dear today".

Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in French city

 Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes today while a 250-kg British bomb from World War II was being diffused.

Leader of German exiles calls postwar expulsion `a crime`

The expulsion of millions of Germans from eastern Europe after World War II was a "crime", the new leader of a group representing the exiles said in an interview with a Polish newspaper on Monday.

Queen Elizabeth II leads UK memorial ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II is older, her husband's face more etched by time, but the Remembrance Sunday ceremony remains reassuringly the same: two minutes of silence, then the monarch lays a poppy-laden wreath at the foot of the Cenotaph, followed by senior royals and other dignitaries.

Law Commission recomends repeal of 73 more obsolete statutes

Identifying obsolete Acts, the Law Commission on Monday recommended repeal of 73 more statutes, including the one which prescribed punishment for those who dissuaded people from taking part in wars in which the British Empire was engaged, taking the number of such laws to 258.

WWII ships found deep in `Graveyard of the Atlantic`

Two sunken ships from World War II -- a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel -- have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.

WWII vintage bomb found in Andaman islands

An unexploded bomb of World War-II era was found by tribals living in an island of Andaman after which it was disposed off safely by defence commandos, officials said on Monday.

Belgium`s new government survives confidence vote

Belgium`s right-wing coalition government won a vote of confidence just days after taking office, despite opposition demands for new Prime Minister Charles Michel to sack two ministers over a Nazi collaboration row. 

Belgian minister's Nazi collaboration remarks spark uproar

Belgium's new interior minister on Monday sparked uproar after saying that Flemish collaborators with the Nazi occupiers in World War II "had their reasons", touching a raw nerve in a sharply divided country.

Search on for three WWII aircrafts in Manipur lake

A group of researchers have identified sites in Manipur's Loktak lake where two Japanese fighter aircrafts and a British bomber had sunk in 1944 during World War II.

Search on for three WWII aircrafts in Manipur lake

A group of researchers have identified sites in

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying.

Karadzic `drove` Bosnia`s ethnic cleansing, UN court told

 Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic "drove" ethnic cleansing during Bosnia`s bloody civil war, including some of the worst atrocities since World War II, the Yugoslav war crimes court heard on Monday.