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  1. News - Asia

    US to search for World War II missing in Myanmar

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 10:53am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US military is preparing its first search in eight years for remains of American soldiers lost in Myanmar during World War II, an official said ... displaced in the fighting, prompted fresh criticism of Myanmar’s military from human rights groups. A British excavation team is searching for a stash of World War II-era Spitfire fighter aircraft ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - Asian megacities part II

    Megacities of Asia Part II: Perils of the concrete jungle

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm

    ... centre. On paper, it looks like something out of Star Wars: an arc of skyscrapers rising from reclaimed coastal lands and standing sentinel round a circular harbour. Wide boulevards and geometric patterns proclaim a sense of order and good governance: a safe place for the world’s capital. For this has been designated a special economic zone, the site of Shenzhen’s new international finance ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia remembers Stalingrad battle as finest hour

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Volgograd

    ... Agence France-Presse in Volgograd In a new display of national pride and reminder of its status as a world power, Russia on Saturday remembers the Red Army victory in the battle of Stalingrad over invading Nazi forces, one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The turning point in World War II that claimed up to 2 million lives on both sides, the battle of Stalingrad ...

  4. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    'Secrets and Treasures' book reveals bizarre facts

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Bizarre secret 'tsunami bomb' plans are revealed A book reveals historical gems buried in New Zealand's national archives, including a bizarre second world war plan to create a "tsunami bomb" and military files detailing supposed UFO sightings. Author Ray Waru said he wrote Secrets and Treasures to highlight ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which is being made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie ... an Olympic distance runner and second world war veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. ...

  6. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Catholics await historic canonisation of two modern-day Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse at the Vatican

    ... to Turkey, he was credited with saving thousands of Jews during the second world war. He has been compared by some Vatican watchers with the current reform-minded Pope Francis. "There ... in the Church Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will join the roster of saints at a historic Vatican ceremony attended by about 800,000 pilgrims in Rome on Sunday, which is being seen as an attempt ...

  7. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis declares predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in historic double canonisation

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 07:03am by Reuters

    ... from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernising Second Vatican Council, and John Paul II, the Pole who reigned for nearly 27 years, played a leading role on the world stage. The overwhelming ... Reuters in Vatican City Two popes to celebrate mass for sainthoods Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Black South African who fought in first world war finally given military burial in France

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Longueval, France Black South African finally given war burial A black South African soldier who died nearly a century ago during the first world war has been ... Ramaphosa was among some 250 people who attended the ceremony on Sunday at the Delville Wood memorial near the scene of a first world war battle in which many South African soldiers perished. Beleza ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe likely to anger neighbours with war revision

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo PM likely to anger neighbours with calls for proclamation on issues like 'comfort women' Abe causes alarm with appeal for new take on war Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said a new statement should be issued in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, although the contents of the planned proclamation are likely ...




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