World War Two

In milestone year, A-bomb survivor Terumi Tanaka keeps up fight for nuclear disarmament

Terumi Tanaka was 13 when a U.S. warplane dropped a plutonium bomb on the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, on Aug. 9, 1945. Sitting at home with a book that morning, Tanaka knew instantly when his surroundings turned a blinding bright white that the massive boom was not one of the air raids he had gotten accustomed to in the waning days of World War Two.

Aug 04, 2020, 00:41 AM IST

Address me as Mr President: Emmanuel Macron schools teen for calling him 'Manu'

It`s not the first time Macron has been captured on camera giving lessons to those who challenge or disrespect him.

Jun 19, 2018, 11:46 AM IST

British WWII bomb in Frankfurt could flatten a city block

The HC 4000 bomb is assumed to have been dropped by Britain`s Royal Air Force during the 1939-45 war.

Sep 01, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

Honolulu high-rise blaze kills three, injures five

In London, at least 80 people were killed when a fire gutted the 24-story Grenfell Tower apartments on June 14. 

Jul 15, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

Japan crown prince says will devote himself "body and soul" to job as emperor

Emperor Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks last year he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties.

Jun 13, 2017, 17:20 PM IST

Shinzo Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor

Japanese PM will visit Pearl Harbor this month with US President Barack Obama.

Dec 05, 2016, 20:54 PM IST

South Korea, Japan agree intelligence-sharing on North Korea threat

South Korea and Japan signed a military intelligence pact on Wednesday to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Korea`s missile and nuclear activities, the South`s Defence Ministry said.

Nov 23, 2016, 08:52 AM IST

Japan's first lady makes first visit to Pearl Harbor

A visit by Abe would mark the first time an incumbent Japanese prime minister had gone to the Pearl Harbor memorial.

Aug 23, 2016, 02:55 AM IST

Pope visits Auschwitz, says same horrors happening today

Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

Jul 30, 2016, 01:21 AM IST

Liberal Chinese magazine shuts amid forced management reshuffle

A leading liberal magazine in China has halted publication after a sudden forced reshuffle of its leadership.

Jul 19, 2016, 11:08 AM IST

Polish minister dismisses 'silly' EU criticism, cites Nazis

Poland`s justice minister dismissed an EU commissioner`s criticism of new media regulations as "silly" in a confrontational letter that marked a low in the new government`s relations with the bloc and the commissioner`s home Germany.

Jan 11, 2016, 02:11 AM IST

Pearl Harbor ceremony unites former US and Japanese pilots

Today is the 74th anniversary of the attack, which took 2,403 lives and drew the United States into World War Two.

Dec 07, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Bastian Schweinsteiger to sue Chinese toy firm over Nazi doll

A Chinese company manufactured a doll bearing the midfielder's resemblance and dressed in Nazi military uniforms.

Oct 23, 2015, 10:26 AM IST

Russian border guards laugh as Syrian wobbles his bike to asylum

Russian border guards broke out laughing when Syrian refugee Wassem Khatib wobbled on a child`s bicycle towards a remote Arctic frontier post - struggling with a guitar, a rucksack and a heavy suitcase - to seek asylum in neighbouring Norway.

Sep 25, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Refugee crisis to test EU itself at summit of divided leaders

Bitterly divided European leaders will seek to find a credible response to the worst migration crisis affecting the continent since World War Two, which has tarnished its image as a beacon of peace, at an emergency summit next week.

Sep 20, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

Poland almost certain it has located buried Nazi train

Poland said on Friday it was almost certain it had located a Nazi train rumoured to have gone missing near the close of World War Two loaded with guns and jewels.

Aug 29, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Please stop looking for lost Nazi treasure train, Poland asks

Poland appealed to World War Two buffs and rail enthusiasts on Thursday to stop searching for a Nazi German train believed to have lain undiscovered for 70 years in the southwest of the country and rumoured to carry valuable treasures.

Aug 27, 2015, 19:52 PM IST

China to grant rare prisoner amnesties for war anniversary

China plans to grant prisoner amnesties to mark this year`s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, only the eighth time this has happened since the Communists took power in 1949, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.

Aug 24, 2015, 16:37 PM IST

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to skip visit to China for WWII anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in China next month, Japan`s government spokesman said on Monday, amid concerns over China`s military ambitions.

Aug 24, 2015, 09:33 AM IST

Russian ''food crematoria'' provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories

The Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remain of famine during Soviet times.

Aug 06, 2015, 23:56 PM IST