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Mass infant grave at Irish Catholic home to be excavated

Dublin - Ireland's government on Tuesday approved the full excavation of a mass grave of infant and children's remains on the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers.

World's 'oldest intact shipwreck' found in Black Sea

London - An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Tuesday.

Norway mourns WWII resistance fighter who halted Nazis' nuclear drive

Oslo - Norwegian World War II hero Joachim Ronneberg, who led a major sabotage operation against the Nazis in his occupied homeland, died on Sunday, aged 99.

Russia rights group says refused permission for tribute to Stalin victims

Moscow - Russia's top rights group on Friday said that for the first time in 11 years, Moscow city authorities had refused permission for an annual ceremony honouring victims of Stalin's terror.

Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the citizens of many former Soviet Republics regretted the collapse of the USSR, which he described as a "great state".

Over 60 world leaders to attend Paris WWI commemorations

Paris - More than 60 world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, will travel to Paris next month for commemorations of the end of World War I a century ago, French officials said Thursday.

Activists call for 'Hitler balcony' destruction in Vienna

Vienna - Activists are calling for a little-remembered balcony on the front of Vienna's town hall to be destroyed because it is where Adolf Hitler gave a speech in 1938, Austrian media reported Wednesday.

Putin will be in Paris on November 11 to mark 100 years since WWI end: advisor

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a November 11 ceremony in Paris marking 100 years since the end of World War I, his advisor Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.

Bulgaria urged to save communist-era architectural 'masterpiece'

Bulgaria - Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago.

Lest they forget: Five families' mementos from World War I

Paris - The 1914-18 "War to End All Wars" threw up all manner of fates for millions across a brutalised continent -- from couples torn apart to heroic acts in forgotten battles and even epic quests for long lost family members.

Tokyo war shrine priest to quit for criticising Emperor

Apo - The chief priest at Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo will quit after "highly inappropriate language" criticising the emperor was leaked to a magazine, the shrine said Thursday.The shrine, which honours 2.

German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

Berlin - German historians Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland".

German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

Berlin - German historians on Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland".

Foreigners snap up Istanbul's iconic waterfront mansions

Istanbul - They are among Istanbul's most iconic sights -- magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors.

Doctor found guilty but escapes punishment in Spain 'stolen baby' case

Madrid - An elderly Spanish doctor escaped punishment on Monday in the country's first "stolen babies" trial, despite a court finding him guilty of taking a newborn baby from her mother for illegal adoption under the Franco dictatorship.

Russian historians use Nazi photo to locate Stalin-era mass graves

Moscow - A team of Russian historians and archaeologists have used a Nazi bomber pilot's photograph to help them pinpoint the location of mass graves in Moscow containing the remains of thousands shot by Stalin's secret police.

Spain set for verdict in first 'stolen babies' trial

Madrid - Spain was set Monday for the verdict in the first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of newborns stolen from their mothers during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

Verdict in Spain's first 'stolen babies' trial due Monday

Madrid - The verdict in Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship is due on Monday.

Osaka cuts ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Apo - The Japanese city of Osaka has cut sister city ties with San Francisco over a statue in the US city memorialising women forced into sexual slavery.

Russian Communists commemorate failed 1993 revolt

Moscow - Several dozen Russians including hardline Communists nostalgic for the USSR on Wednesday marked 25 years since a deadly showdown between president Boris Yeltsin and parliament that ended with troops shelling the rebels.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

Paris - The Nazis stole thousands of artworks from Jewish families during World War II and their restitution has been a slow process, involving legal battles, complex searches and some stunning finds.

US couple lose bid to win back WWII looted Pissarro painting

Paris - An American couple on Tuesday lost their bid to win back a painting by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro, as a French court confirmed it must be handed to the family of the Jewish collector it was looted from during World War II.

French court to rule on WWII looted Pissarro painting

Paris - A French court will rule Tuesday on an American couple's appeal against an order to hand over a painting they bought which had been looted from a Jewish collector during World War II.

When tsunamis strike: five deadliest disasters

Jakarta - Scores of people have been killed after a powerful quake sparked a tsunami with waves as high as 1.5 metres (five feet) that smashed into the Indonesian city of Palu.

The last days of the Great War

Paris - At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 bugles across Europe sounded the end of a war that left some 10 million soldiers dead.

Five statesmen who shaped the post-World War I era

Paris - The Great War changed the world as empires collapsed, new nations were created and powerful political figures emerged, going on to set the agenda for a new order.Here are brief profiles of five of the leading figures of World War I and its aftermath.

World War I: 10 key events

Paris - World War I was sparked by the assassination of a prince in Sarajevo 1914 and ended with an armistice signed in a French forest in 1918.

World War I: 52 months of hell

Paris - World War I's deadliest and most decisive battles were fought in Europe, on the Western Front slashing through the muddy fields of northern France and Belgium.

US to repatriate remains of S. Korean troops

Washington - The remains of 64 South Korean troops who died during the Korean War are being sent home Thursday, having spent years at a US forensic facility.

Romania communist-era prison camp chief dies behind bars

Bucharest - The former head of a communist-era prison camp in Romania has died at the age of 90, while serving a 20-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity, officials said on Wednesday.
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