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England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king

Leicester - England's slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, will finally be buried with honour on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy.

King Richard's family visit battlefield before reburial

Market Bosworth - King Richard III's closest known relatives set foot Wednesday on Bosworth Battlefield where the 15th-century monarch was slain, feeling the historic moment come to life on the eve of his reburial.

Dambusters pilot halts medal sale after British lord's donation

Wellington - The last surviving pilot from World War II's legendary Dambusters mission cancelled plans to sell his medals Tuesday after a wealthy British peer intervened, the auction house handling the sale said.

More secrets may lurk at suspected Nazi hideout in Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said more dark secrets may be buried there.

Thousands of Britons pay last respects to King Richard III

Leicester - Thousands queued up on Monday to pay their respects to King Richard III of England, whose remains were found in a car park over 500 years after his death and will be reburied this week.

West rains on Putin's WWII parade as Ukraine crisis takes toll

Moscow - Seventy years ago they crushed Nazi Germany together but raging tensions over Ukraine mean Russia's former World War II allies in the West will snub the Kremlin's showcase victory anniversary celebrations.

Mutiny on the Bounty descendants to lose self-rule

Sydney - A remote Pacific island whose residents are descendants of the swashbuckling British sailors and Tahitian women immortalised in the "Mutiny on the Bounty" movies is set to lose its right to self-rule.

Proud Turkey marks centenary of World War I Gallipoli victory

- Turkey on Wednesday marked 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli Campaign by the Allies in World War I, an event seen now as a glorious victory by Ottoman forces and a crucial moment in the formation of the modern Turkish state.

The enduring literary legacy of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

Madrid - Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, who died in 1616 and whose apparent remains were identified Tuesday, is considered the father of the modern novel, with his "Don Quixote" often listed as one of the world's greatest works of fiction.

Spain finds apparent remains of Quixote writer Cervantes

Madrid - Spain said Tuesday it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

Gandhi statue to be unveiled near Churchill's in London

London - A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be unveiled on Saturday at the heart of the British establishment which once loathed him for his campaign against imperial rule.

Merkel to snub Moscow WWII parade over Ukraine

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined an invitation to a May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow but will visit the Russian capital a day later, her office said Wednesday amid tensions over the Ukraine conflict.

25 years on, Lithuania's freedom icon warns of 'Putin war era'

Vilnius - A quarter-century after Lithuania's split from the Soviet Union, the architect of the Baltic state's independence Vytautas Landsbergis has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin's brand of imperialism risks new wars in Europe.

Spanish court blocks London auction of Columbus letter

Madrid - A Spanish court on Tuesday banned a letter written by Christopher Columbus from being sold in a London auction, saying the document with a hammer price of 21 million euros was of "huge national importance.

Israel court to hear battle over Schindler papers

Jerusalem - Forty years after his death, a legal battle is playing out in Jerusalem over documents belonging to Oskar Schindler including personal copies of the lists of Jews he saved from the Holocaust.

British WWII pilot's wedding ring returned to family 70 years on

Tirana - The wedding ring of a British airman who disappeared during World War II was returned to his family Monday 70 years after his plane crashed in the mountains of Albania.

Austria avoids kissing goodbye to Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

Vienna - One of Austria's most treasured artworks, Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze, looks likely to remain in the country for now after an expert panel Friday rejected restitution claims by descendants of its Jewish former owners who were robbed by the Nazis.

Selma: A major step for African American voting rights

Washington - The march from Selma to Montgomery, which US President Barack Obama will commemorate Saturday in the southern state of Alabama, was part of the fight to end voting discrimination against African Americans a half century ago.

U.S. billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

Manila - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy's biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after U.S. forces sank it.

Cuba's revolution generation: Few regrets

Havana - Communist Cuba's revolution has held sway for so long -- 56 years -- that those who remember no other system are nearing retirement age with a mixture of fond memories, and just a few regrets.

Italy sells off Mussolini buildings to fund Fuksas's cloud

Rome - Cash-strapped authorities in Rome are to auction off four Mussolini-era public buildings to fund the completion of a long-delayed but eagerly-awaited new conference centre by acclaimed architect Massimiliano Fuksas.

Greek daily's Nazi cartoon of Schaeuble 'vile'

Berlin - A spokesman for Germany's finance minister Friday condemned as "vile" a Greek newspaper caricature that showed Wolfgang Schaeuble in a Nazi-era army uniform, alluding to the Holocaust.

Germany marks 70 years since Dresden's WWII bombing

Dresden - German President Joachim Gauck warned Friday against a cult of victimhood over the World War II destruction of the city of Dresden 70 years ago."We know who started the murderous war," the head of state said in a remembrance church service.

Cold War history fuels Europe, US clash over Ukraine arms

Munich - Far from the rubble-strewn streets of eastern Ukraine, a clash of titans is taking place as Europe and America tussle over visions for the post-Cold War era.

Race relations at crossroads in Mandela's S.Africa

Johanesburg - As a country that emerged from years of racial segregation, South Africa is often lauded for its reconciliation efforts, but cracks in the foundation of Nelson Mandela's "Rainbow Nation" are starting to show.

Russia unveils controversial 'Big Three' monument in Crimea

Yalta - Russia on Thursday defied critics by unveiling a monument to the watershed 1945 "Big Three" Yalta summit, despite objections from an ethnic group persecuted under Joseph Stalin's rule.

Bulgaria bids farewell to 'democracy hero' Zhelev

Sofia - Bulgaria bid farewell on Sunday to its first non-communist president Zhelyu Zhelev, hailed as a hero of freedom and democracy in the Balkan country.

Bulgaria's first democratically-elected president dies

Sofia - Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgaria's first democratically-elected president and a humble hero in the toppling of communism, died on Friday aged 79, his family told AFP.

Britain pays tribute to Churchill as legacy lives on

London - Fifty years after Winston Churchill's death, Britain on Friday paid tribute to its wartime prime minister, who remains a touchstone of political life and a reminder of a faded age of global influence.

Hollande urges Turkey to 'break taboos' on Armenia WWI killings

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called on Turkey to take new steps towards the "truth" behind the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying "it is time to break the taboos".
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