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Life in exile: children of the Gulag fight to return home

Zolotkovo - In a run-down wooden hut deep in the Russian countryside, Yelizaveta Mikhaylova has been waiting for justice for 30 years.

Family seeks justice for Lumumba, DR Congo's murdered hero

Apo - Will justice ever be served for Patrice Lumumba?Aged just 35, the charismatic hero of Belgian Congo's independence was assassinated 60 years ago in a plot linked to the fledgling nation's colonial master.

Unfinished history: 60 years after the murder of DRC hero Lumumba

Lubumbashi - A lonely statue of DR Congo's independence hero Patrice Lumumba marks the spot where he was assassinated 60 years ago on Sunday, weeds encroaching on the unfinished and largely forgotten roadside memorial.

French auctioneers pull Nazi memorabilia from sale

Clermont-ferrand - A French auction house said Monday it had withdrawn around a hundred items of Nazi memorabilia from a sale planned this month in the central Auvergne region.

Witness remembers 'model' Nuremberg trials, 75 years on

Sauveterre-de-b - He looked Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess in the eyes and saw them plead "not guilty", without so much as blinking.

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate former sex slaves

Seoul - A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 World War II sex slaves or their families, in an unprecedented ruling that prompted an immediate denunciation by Tokyo.

Sceptical Isle: Britain's story foreshadowed Brexit

Apo - In September 1946, surveying the ruins of a continent ripped apart by war, Winston Churchill could see only one way to rebuild and preserve peace.

Op-Ed: Yes, 2020 has been a very tough year, but we have had worse

I don't know how anyone else feels about 2020, but if it was possible, I would vote for either a rerun or just removing it from the history books. Actually, 2020 is just one of seven years considered to be in line for the "worst year" in US history.

Russian historian sentenced to 12.5 years for butchering lover

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian historian and Napoleon enthusiast was sentenced to 12-and-a-half-years in prison for murdering and dismembering his young lover last year.

Q&A: Berlin Wall history comes to life in Augmented Reality Special

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, The DDR Museum and VIRTUE have been able to recreate the wall in the popular game Minecraft Earth as part of a newly developed educational program.

Rebuilt Prussian palace, scarred by history, opens in Berlin

Berlin - A reconstructed Prussian palace will open in Berlin on Wednesday as a museum complex housing colonial artifacts, just as debate is gathering pace around the return of treasures plundered from abroad.

Israel unveils parts of Herod's palace buried by Judean king

Palestinian - Israeli authorities are set to unveil previously off-limits structures within King Herod's palace-fortress Herodium, which the tyrannical Roman-era leader interred as his enormous burial plot.

Divers find Nazis' Enigma code machine in Baltic Sea

Berlin - German divers who recently fished an Enigma encryption machine out of the Baltic Sea, used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II, handed their rare find over to a museum for restoration on Friday.

Charles Darwin notebooks 'stolen' from Cambridge University

London - Two of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous "Tree of Life" sketch are missing, believed stolen, the Cambridge University Library said on Tuesday.

German FM slams coronavirus protesters for Nazi victim comparisons

Frankfurt Am Main - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday lashed out at anti-mask protesters comparing themselves to Nazi victims, accusing them of trivialising the Holocaust and "making a mockery" of the courage shown by resistance fighters.

Marie-Antoinette's silk slipper fetches $50,000

Paris - A white shoe made of silk and goat leather that belonged to Marie-Antoinette, France's last queen before the 1789 revolution, sold for 43,750 euros ($51,780) on Sunday, the auctioneers said.The 22.5 centimetre-long (8.

France honours six-year-old WWII resistance hero

Aixe-sur-vienne - France paid tribute to a boy regarded as its youngest-ever resistance hero on Wednesday as part of the nationwide Armistice Day ceremonies in memory of those who died in World Wars I and II.

France to remember six-year-old wartime resistance hero

Limoges - France this week commemorates the deeds of a boy who died aged just six hailed as the youngest French World War II hero for carrying messages under his shirt to leaders of the resistance against Nazi occupation.

Legendary Soviet satirist Zhvanetsky dies aged 86

Moscow - Mikhail Zhvanetsky, a legendary Russian satirist and stand-up comedian who ridiculed the absurdities of Soviet life and was known for his quietly subversive humour, died on Friday at the age of 86.

Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

Sanaa - Dubbed the "Manhattan of the desert" for its centuries-old skyscrapers, Yemen's ancient city of Shibam escaped damage in the civil war -- but faces collapse from disrepair amid rains and floods.

Fresh push to save Vienna's Jewish cemetery 'jewel'

Vienna - "It might sound strange but when I came here for the first time... I fell in love with this place," says Jennifer Kickert, spokeswoman for an association striving to clean up a long-neglected Jewish cemetery in Vienna's north-eastern suburbs.

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Saywun - Yemen's Seiyun Palace, one of the world's largest mud-brick structures, has become the war-torn country's latest heritage site facing the risk of collapse as heavy rains and years of neglect take their toll.

Mexico sets sights on Vienna's Aztec crowning glory

Vienna - It is one of the star attractions of Vienna's Weltmuseum, a resplendent ancient Aztec headdress of iridescent blue-green feathers almost two metres (six feet) wide with a centrepiece sporting hundreds of pieces of gold.

Israel to honour Poles who hid Polanski during WWII

Warsaw - Israel will on Thursday honour the Polish couple who hid Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski from the Nazis as a child, the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said.

Polish divers neutralise huge WWII bomb

Warsaw - Polish military divers on Tuesday defused a massive World War II bomb discovered at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea, the navy said.

French museum halts Genghis Khan show after Chinese pressure

Nantes - A French museum won backing from scholars on Tuesday for its decision to halt an exhibition about Mongol leader Genghis Khan because of a censorship attempt by the Chinese government.

Hundreds evacuated as Polish divers begin high-risk bomb defusal

Warsaw - Hundreds of residents were evacuated on Monday as Polish military divers began a delicate operation to defuse a massive World War II bomb in a channel near the Baltic Sea.

Torlonia collection's ancient sculptures back on show after restoration

Rome - One of the world's biggest private collections of antique marble sculpture is bringing restored works, from mythical creatures to statues of emperors, back to public display in Rome this month.

Shadow of history makes Karabakh solution elusive

Paris - When Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan shared a platform in a rare encounter at February's Munich Security Conference, they were both asked to give a historical overview of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Divers discover French WWI submarine off Tunisia

La Marsa - Tunisian divers have discovered a French submarine wreck from World War I, the Ariane, which was sunk by a German submarine in 1917.
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