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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - HISTORY

    European leaders mark 100th anniversary of outbreak of first world war

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... said, "and arguably gave rise to communism, to Nazism, to World War II and the cold war". After Liege, it is the turn of Mons on the French border to remember a do-or-die rearguard ... on lessons of war World leaders marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war yesterday, warning of the lessons to be learned in the face of today's many crises, including ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's Crown Princess Masako attends first banquet in more than a decade after stress-related illness

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 02:53am by AP

    ... was seen greeting Queen Maxima, both women wearing hues of orange, the Dutch national colour. Akihito, in his banquet-opening speech, touched on Japan's aggression during World War II ... should have been marred because of World War II," Akihito said. "While never forgetting this past, we hope to give more attention than ever to the promotion of good will between our two ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Richard Flanagan wins Booker for account of life as a prisoner of Japanese in second world war

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... was as powerful as a kick in the stomach. Flanagan drew on his father's experiences as a second world war prisoner of the Japanese for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which centres on the Burma ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - REMEMBRANCE DAY

    Hongkonger who survived war reflects on friends that weren't so lucky

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in Southeast Asia during the second world war. About 2,800 people, mostly British women and children, were transported there by the Japanese in early January 1942. As there was inadequate food, ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Veteran says he is the only one who 'got away with it' out of four comrades Survivor of war reflects on friends who weren't so lucky For Dr ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea says Japan must educate its people about war crimes

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:17pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... of fascist forces in World War II and also occupied much of China. Japan issued a formal apology in 1993 over its use of Korean women as sex slaves by its soldiers during the war, but has failed ... the neighbouring countries” after World War II, Kim said. “If Japan does it, I’m sure they can [get] respect from neighbouring countries.” The dispute escalated last month when South Korean President Lee ...




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