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Poland marks 80th anniversary of start of World War 2

Few places saw death and destruction on the scale of Poland where it lost about a fifth of its population.

WW2 1944 Paris uprising gave birth to AFP

The birth of AFP came about when a band of French journalist stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom in August 1944 during World War 2. 

Logan Memorial Penang: Tribute to a Scottish lawyer

The monument stands opposite the Sessions and High Court complex at the junction of Lebuh Light and Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah.

Kedah’s Merdeka Bridge: Scene of battles lost and won

This historic location is the scene of a clash between British and Japanese forces in 1942 during World War Two.

S.Korea court orders Mitsubishi asset seizure

The ruling was made over the Japanese industrial giant's use of forced labour during World War II.

Anti-Semitism worst since WWII, Macron tells Jewish group

Europe's biggest Jewish community is reeling after a string of attacks that have made global headlines.

‘Kissing sailor’ in iconic New York picture dies at 95

George Mendonsa had long claimed to be the sailor in the picture, but it wasn't confirmed until recently with the use of facial recognition technology.

S. Korean decision to dissolve comfort women fund ‘unacceptable’, says Japan

Analysts say the decision effectively negates a 2015 agreement between the two nations as relations deteriorate over lingering historical disputes.

Norway apologises to mistreated war-time ‘German girls’

More than 70 years after the end of WWII, very few of the women remain alive and the official apology is unlikely to open the way for financial reparations for their families.

Osaka cuts ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

Activists have in recent years set up dozens of statues in public venues around the world, many of them in South Korea, in honour of the victims.

Japan emperor expresses WWII “remorse” as Abe avoids war shrine

The annual ceremony is the last Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko will attend before abdicating in April - the 84-year-old monarch earnestly hopes the ravages of war will never be repeated.

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial shrine on WW2 anniversary

Past visits by Japanese leaders to Yasukuni have outraged China and South Korea because the shrine honours 14 Japanese wartime leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal.

Hidden pages in Anne Frank’s diary: corny jokes and sex ed

Anne Frank once taped over two pages in her diary with brown sticky paper, leaving a small puzzle as to what material the Jewish teenager, who had no idea of how famous her diary would later become, wanted to exclude.

Petition launched to include WW2 nurse in history textbooks

The petition asks for Sybil Kathigasu's story to be made part of the history syllabus at schools.

Active WW2 bomb found at road construction site

Police say the World War 2 bomb has been identified as an airdrop bomb weighing 226kg, measuring 130cm long.

Pope warns against populism and ‘saviours’ like Hitler

Pope Francis reminds the world that Hitler did not steal power, but was elected and eventually destroyed his people.