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Tag: World War II

Japanese PM’s offering to shrine prompts rebuke from Seoul

The move further fuels the long-standing dispute between the 2 countries that has affected trade, tourism.

At 70, ‘Third Man’ still thrills fans despite Viennese snub

'The Third Man' flopped in Austria due to a not very flattering portrayal of Vienna during World War II.

Japan’s new emperor speaks of ‘deep remorse’ in 1st speech marking...

Emperor Naruhito's comments were being monitored in Tokyo and throughout Asia for any change in tone but he closely echoed the language employed by his father Akihito.

7 World War II movies to watch this ‘Victory over Japan...

From Malaysia to Korea, every country has a story about the Second World War.

WWII codebreaker Alan Turing to appear on £50 banknotes

Alan Turing’s code-breaking work at Bletchley Park helped shortened World War II.

Pence condemns Ocasio-Cortez for ‘concentration camps’ remarks

US Vice President Mike Pence condemns Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for comparing migrant detention facilities to 'concentration camps.'

South Korea dissolves Japan compensation fund as tempers flare

South Korea formally dissolves a Japanese-backed World War II foundation meant to resolve a dispute over women who were trafficked to Japanese Imperial Army brothels across Asia.

‘Bravery and sacrifice’: World leaders gather in south England to remember...

World leaders gather on the coast of southern England on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history and a feat that helped bring World War Two to an end.

Colin Firth to star in WWII drama ‘Operation Mincemeat’

The British Oscar winner is set to star in a new World War II drama as a spy spreading disinformation to protect Allied soldiers mounting raids against the Nazis.

Myanmar to repatriate remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of US airmen linked to the crashed B-25G aircraft in February 1944 will be sent to a forensics laboratory in Hawaii.

Japan demands apology for S. Korean comments on emperor

Japan expresses displeasure at South Korea's suggestion that the Emperor apologises for war crimes committed in his father's reign.

Bukittinggi in Sumatra: An interesting town steeped in history

The town was established by the Dutch around a fortress, Fort de Kock, built in 1825 to withstand attacks from local rebels.

30 pictures that’ll make you want to visit Scotland

This writer goes to Scotland in honour of his late grandfather who always dreamed of setting foot on this 'green and beautiful' place but never did.

Penang War Museum a grim reminder of World War II

Outdoor living war museum is among Top 10 Most Haunted Sites in Asia due to the numerous deaths that took place there during World War II.

Melaka’s unusual tourist attraction – a Japanese cemetery

The cemetery, containing 36 graves, is on the edge of an ordinary residential neighbourhood in the Bukit Baru district of the city.

Labuan: Small island with attractions enough to delight

Labuan is known as the Pearl of Borneo and many who live here appreciate its quiet, peaceful and stress-free lifestyle.

WWII ‘white angel’ French nun dies aged 103

Sister Agnes-Marie Valois saved several lives by persuading German officials to tend to some of the wounded and stole German rations to feed the injured.

Kota Kinabalu pre-war building celebrates its 100th year

The Old Post Office building, which now houses the Sabah Tourism Board, has stood the test of time and continues to be a beacon of the city's history.

Japan urged to recognise Asian victims of Death Railway

Death Railway NGO urges Crown Prince Naruhito to help focus attention on the issue, for Japan to make available records of Asians forced to work there.

‘Plunder of WWII shipwrecks a tourism tragedy for Sabah’

Sabah tourism minister says the state will issue a formal statement on the removal of assets from three sunken World War II vessels.

Last estate worker to survive Death Railway turns 100

Family to celebrate milestone century of Ellan Kannian, who was taken to Burma by the Japanese occupation army during one of the darkest periods in Malaysia's history.

Hitler’s phone sells for more than US$240,000

"It would be impossible to find a more impactful relic than the primary tool used by the most evil man in history," the auction house said in a statement.