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World War Two veteran breaks own scuba diving record at 96

World War Two veteran Ray Woolley, who turned 96 on Aug. 28, plunged to a depth of 42.4 metres for 48 minutes, the event organisers said. 

Sep 01, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

Bravery and sacrifice: World leaders gather in south England to remember D-Day

French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and leaders and senior figures from 10 other countries are also due to attend.

Jun 05, 2019, 16:32 PM IST

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan needs to lead the international community toward "dialogue and cooperation for a world without nuclear weapons", Hiroshima's mayor has said.

Aug 06, 2018, 13:29 PM IST

IAF welcomes World War II-era Dakota DC-3 plane as it lands in Gujarat

A large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988.

Apr 25, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

World War 2 bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Trains, trams, buses and even some flights at the city`s Tegel airport will be halted when a police bomb squad starts defusing the British 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) bomb unearthed on a building site.

Apr 20, 2018, 08:43 AM IST

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

Tensions in the region weighed on the minds of many who visited the shrine.

Aug 15, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

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.

Jul 26, 2016, 10:24 AM IST

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. 

Sep 09, 2015, 05:26 AM IST

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.

Jun 20, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

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 Me

May 10, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

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).

May 10, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

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.

May 10, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

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.

May 10, 2015, 09:40 AM IST

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).

May 10, 2015, 04:12 AM IST

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.

May 09, 2015, 07:25 AM IST

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.

May 08, 2015, 07:55 AM IST

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.

Apr 19, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

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.

Apr 16, 2015, 18:05 PM IST

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).

Jul 17, 2014, 04:35 AM IST