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Anger at Croatian school's snub of Anne Frank exhibit

Zagreb - A Croatian school came under fire Tuesday for refusing to display an exhibition on Jewish diarist Anne Frank because it included panels on crimes committed by the country's World War II pro-Nazi regime.

Populist who called to end Nazi guilt can stay: German party

Berlin - German rightwing populist party AfD decided Monday not to expel a leading member over a speech criticising Berlin's Holocaust memorial and urging the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.

Outrage over German populist's call to end Nazi guilt

Berlin - A leading member of German right-wing populist party AfD sparked an outcry Wednesday by criticising the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and calling for the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Italy toasts its real-life Sherlock Holmes

Rome - With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman.And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the "artist detective".

Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed.

Berlin official fired over past as Stasi secret police

Berlin - The mayor of Berlin announced Saturday that a senior regional official had been fired for having worked in the Stasi, the former East Germany's dreaded secret police.

Unprecedented work at Auschwitz to preserve Holocaust site

Oswiecim - Brick by brick, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.

China makes war with Japan six years longer

Bejing - China has ordered all schools to teach pupils that its 20th-century war with Japan lasted 14 years rather than eight, the education ministry said Wednesday, to "strengthen patriotic education".

Nazi war criminal Brunner 'died in Syria basement in 2001'

Paris - Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of 89, locked up in a squalid Damascus basement, a French magazine reported Wednesday.

Japan envoy returns home in S.Korea 'comfort woman' row

Toukyo - Japan's ambassador to South Korea returned to Tokyo on Monday, reiterating its frustration over a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

Japan PM urges S.Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to remove a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

Japan recalls S. Korea envoy over 'comfort woman' statue

Toukyo - Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea on Friday to protest the placing of a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate in the city of Busan last month.

Japan recalls S. Korea envoy over 'comfort woman' statue

Toukyo - Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea on Friday to protest the placing of a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate in the city of Busan last month.

Japan recalls S. Korea envoy over 'comfort woman' statue

Toukyo - Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea on Friday to protest the placing of a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate in the city of Busan last month.

Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' becomes German bestseller

Berlin - The first reprint of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in Germany since World War II has proved a surprise bestseller, heading for its sixth print run, its publisher said Tuesday.

Cuba marks revolution with military parade for Fidel Castro

Havana - Cuba paid tribute to late leader Fidel Castro on Monday with a military parade to mark the 58th anniversary of the revolution that brought him to power.

Brews brothers: Norman monks revive ancient beer tradition

Saint-wandrille-ran - Behind the centuries-old stone walls of a Benedictine monastery in northern France, monks are busy bringing a long-lost tradition back to life.

S. Korea allows new 'comfort women' statue

Seoul - The southern South Korean port of Busan said Friday it would allow activists to place a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside the city's Japanese consulate.

Taiwan leader urges reflection over Nazi parade row

Taipei - Taiwan's president on Thursday urged educators to reflect deeply on human rights and pass on those lessons to young people after a Nazi-themed parade held by Taiwanese students before Christmas sparked international furore.

Three generations under the Cuban Revolution

Havana - In the Hernandez family, every generation has its own perspective on the Cuban revolution.Luis Hernandez was one of Fidel Castro's comrades-in-arms as he fought to overthrow the US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Taiwan school principal resigns over Nazi parade

Taipei - The principal of a Taiwanese high school has stepped down after students held a Nazi-themed parade ahead of the Christmas weekend, triggering a furore and harsh criticism from Israel.

Japan's Abe departs for visit to Pearl Harbour

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe departed Monday for Hawaii where he will visit Pearl Harbour with US President Barack Obama as the two countries highlight decades of post-World War II reconciliation.

British WWII bomb forces 54,000 Germans from homes

Berlin - An unexploded British bomb from World War Two forced 54,000 people out of their homes in Germany on Christmas Day, the country's biggest such evacuation since the end of hostilities.

54,000 evacuated on Christmas after Germany finds WWII bomb

Berlin - An unwelcome Christmas surprise in southern Germany forced the evacuation of 54,000 people from their homes Sunday after the discovery of a bomb dating from World War II, local authorities said.

After Hiroshima, Abe and Obama to pay respects at Pearl Harbor

Honolulu - Seven months after President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima, the city where World War II all but ended, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe is paying his respects at the site where the brutal conflict began.

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

Santiago - The world's oldest mummies have just had an unusual check-up.

'We're not at war', stoic Germans say after Berlin attack

Berlin - The Berlin attack may have rattled nerves but, mindful of their own dark history, Germans are resisting calls for a security overhaul and reject any talk of being at war -- setting the country apart from other jihadist-hit nations.

World-famous diamond inspires new and bloody history

New Delhi - Many precious stones have a blood-soaked history, but a new book reveals the world's most famous diamond the Koh-i-Noor surpasses them all, with a litany of horrors that rivals "Game of Thrones".

Generation X-Soviet: young Russians conflicted over past

Moscow - Just when Irina Chubkovets was coming into the world, the country her parents and grandparents had lived in was slipping out of it.
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