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Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

La Paz - Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Photo Essay: Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio Special

Toledo - The Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, shows the importance of the five Great Lakes in World War II, American Independence, commerce in the United States and throughout the world and recreation. Digital Journal took a tour of the museum.
Digital Journal Report by Mike White - 6 comments

Nazi 'poster baby' turns out to be Jewish

Jerusalem - A US Jewish woman has presented the Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust with a magazine cover of her as a baby that the Nazis had used as an Aryan poster child.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Warship called 'Cursed' reveals lost treasure

Researchers combing the bottom of the Baltic Sea for new scientific information have turned their attention to the "Mars" and the ship has yielded a new discovery of a different kind.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Merkel praises would-be Hitler assassins

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tribute on Saturday to the army officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler towards the end of the Second World War.
In the Media by AFP

Sarajevo marks 100 years since shots that sparked Great War

Sarajevo - Bosnia marked 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo that sparked World War I, but the divisive legacy of the gunman Gavrilo Princip meant Serbs shunned the event.
In the Media by Rusmir SMAJILHODZIC (AFP)

Sarajevo remembers spark for Great War

Sarajevo - Sarajevo marks 100 years since the assassination that triggered World War I on Saturday, but without the leaders of Europe and with its people still torn over the legacy of that fateful day.
In the Media by Rusmir Smjilhodzic (AFP)

French cave home to earliest drawings wins World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Sunday granted its prized World Heritage status to a prehistoric cave in southern France containing the earliest known figurative drawings.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Michael Mainville in Paris (AFP) - 1 comment

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Roberto Cortijo in Lima (AFP)

Nazi-themed Indonesian cafe reopens

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop last year after sparking international outrage reopened Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.
In the Media by Timur Matahari (AFP) - 2 comments

U.S. arrests alleged Auschwitz guard, 89

New York - An 89-year-old man has been arrested and denied bail in the United States for alleged war crimes as a teenage Nazi guard at Auschwitz.
In the Media by AFP

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.
In the Media by Nicolas Delaunay (AFP)

Russian leadership backs restoration of Stalingrad name

Moscow - Russia's deputy prime minister called on Saturday for the name Stalingrad to be restored to the city that was the site of a key World War II battle against the Nazis."I never doubted the need to give back great Stalingrad its name.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

British veteran back at care home after D-Day 'Great Escape'

Hove - An 89-year-old veteran who ran away from his care home to join the D-Day commemorations in France returned to Britain Saturday, hailed as the embodiment of World War II fighting spirit.
In the Media by AFP

Bittersweet memories as D-Day veterans 'come home'

Bayeux - "It's wonderful as an old man of 91 - it's like coming home."As he was pushed in his wheelchair past the white gravestones of the Commonwealth war cemetery in Bayeux, Australian Bob Cowper was transported seven decades back in time.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Obama, Putin join veterans for D-Day anniversary

Caen - US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin will be among leaders joining veterans in Northern France to mark 70 years since D-Day on Friday, with the Ukraine crisis casting a pall over the commemorations.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Veterans make emotional return to D-Day beaches

Caen - D-Day veterans marched back to Normandy's beaches and villages Thursday in an emotional return to mark 70 years since the launch of the invasion that hastened the defeat of Nazi Germany.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

On the eve of D-Day, veterans take centre stage

Caen - Seventy years to the day after the first planes set off for the invasion of France, veterans gathered in Normandy on Thursday to remember the dead and be honoured for risking their lives on D-Day.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Media outlets given free access to D-Day broadcasts

Paris - Broadcast images of events marking the D-Day landings will be made freely available to news agencies and media outlets across the world at the request of the French presidency, broadcasters announced on Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

World prepares to salute D-Day heroes

Caen - The flags are up, the medals have been polished and the veterans have begun to arrive: Normandy is ready to deliver an emotional salute to the heroes of D-Day.
In the Media by Chloe Coupeau, Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Spain and its royals: A volatile history

Madrid - The abdication of King Juan Carlos announced on Monday turns a page in the volatile history of the monarchy in Spain, marked by a string of anti-royalist revolts.
In the Media by Anna Cuenca (AFP)

The failed coup that was the making of Spain's king

Madrid - Two images stick in the minds of Spaniards from February 23, 1981, the day Spain escaped a military coup.The first shows politicians cowering under their benches as armed guards burst into parliament, shooting over their heads.
In the Media by Gabriel Rubio-Giron (AFP)

Former 'comfort women' demand apology from Japan

Tokyo - Six former "comfort women" joined an international activist meeting in Tokyo Saturday to demand Japan formally atone for sexual slavery in its wartime military brothels, an emotive legacy still haunting the country.
In the Media by AFP

Korean 'comfort women' honored near U.S. capital

Fairfax - A suburb of the U.S. capital dedicated a monument to World War II sex slaves in the latest local victory by Korean Americans in historical disputes with Japan.
In the Media by AFP

On Jerusalem Day Netanyahu vows never to divide the city

Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of religious Jews waving Israeli flags marched into mainly Arab east Jerusalem Wednesday as the country celebrated the anniversary of its capture in the 1967 Six-Day War.
In the Media by AFP

Celebrating Canada's television history Special

Toronto - The MZTV Museum of Television & Archive recently opened in Toronto. Created by Canadian media mogul Moses Znaimer, it’s a salute to Canada’s television history. The museum also considers the influence of TV's position in both large and small ways.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Court orders Russian rights group to register as 'foreign agent'

Moscow - A Moscow court on Friday ordered a prominent Russian human rights group to register itself as a "foreign agent" under a controversial new law.
In the Media by AFP

My kingdom for a grave: court rules on Richard III burial site

London - British judges on Friday finally ended a bitter debate over the burial of king Richard III, ruling that his remains should be laid to rest in a cathedral in the city where they were found under a car park.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

At 91, Greece's resistance icon eyes European parliament return

Athens - He is Greece's best-known resistance hero and at the ripe age of 91, Manolis Glezos is gearing up for a European parliamentary comeback.
In the Media by Sophie Makris (AFP)

A jump in the dark: A U.S. paratrooper recalls D-Day

Howell - As the paratroopers' plane descended low over the Normandy coast, the commanding officer gave the order: "Stand Up and Hook Up!
In the Media by AFP
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Medieval castle in Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Tons of history still available to see throughout the Loblaws, including this historic mural
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The Hatfield Clan of the Hatfield-McCoy-feud.
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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A hallway inside the USS Iowa
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"London Under - The Secret History Beneath the Streets," by Peter Ackroyd. Doubleday, NY, London, (2011).
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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This exhibit highlighted several different children's toys from the 19th century.
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Saltaire. A Unesco World Heritage site. Built in the nineteenth century by Lockwood and Mawson for Titus Salt.
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Statue of King Louis XIV, Place Bellecour, Lyon France
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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A flotation inner tube aboard the USS Iowa
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Statue Detail, Lyon France
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This sunset photo on an island named Bangka country Indonesia
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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Whilst Titus Salt would not allow any pub in his village, a bar now sits on the main street, humorously called: "Don't Tell Titus".
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