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North and South mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - North and South Korea on Thursday separately marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict that killed millions of people and has technically yet to end.

South Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Korean War still weighs on lives in South

Seoul - From a nurse who fought to the descendant of a war refugee, the Korean War still weighs heavy on lives on the peninsula, 70 years after it began.

S. Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Chinese veterans of Korean War urge peace as tensions with US mount

Shanghai - Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua faced the United States on the battlefield in the Korean War and the 87-year-old has no wish to see a repeat as tensions rise again between the nuclear-armed superpowers.

South Korean soldiers' remains repatriated decades after war

Seoul - The remains of nearly 150 South Korean soldiers killed in the Korean War were sent back to their homeland on Wednesday, Seoul's defence ministry said, a day before the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.

Holiday homes and battlefields: Legacies of the Korean War along DMZ

Goseong - From North Korean party headquarters to holiday homes to cemeteries, 70 years after the Korean War began its legacies line the Demilitarized Zone that marks where the fighting came to a standstill.

One conflict, two museums: how the Korean War still divides the peninsula

Seoul - In the capitals of the two Koreas, flagship museums offer radically different accounts of the same conflict -- the war launched to unify the peninsula but that now defines its division.

Korean War echoes through the South's generations

Seoul - From a veteran wounded in combat to a conscripted grandson, three generations of a South Korean family illustrate changing views of the North and the Korean War, 70 years after it began.

The Korean War: carnage, stalemate and ceasefire

Seoul - As well as pitting North against South, the Korean War embroiled each side's communist and Western allies -- with the Soviet Union and China backing Pyongyang, and a US-led coalition under a United Nations banner supporting Seoul.

Bosnian protests at Mass for Croatia's pro-Nazi WWII regime

Sarajevo - Thousands marched in Bosnia on Saturday to protest against a Mass being held to honour Croatia's Nazi collaborators and civilians killed after World War II.

US blames IS for Kabul maternity attack, urges peace process

Washington - The US negotiator on Afghanistan blamed the Islamic State group Thursday for the shocking attack on a maternity hospital as he urged the government and Taliban to stick to a faltering peace process.

US blames IS for Kabul maternity attack, urges peace process

Washington - The US negotiator on Afghanistan blamed the Islamic State group Thursday for the shocking attack on a maternity hospital as he urged the government and Taliban to stick to a faltering peace process.

US blames IS for Kabul maternity attack, urges peace process

Washington - The US negotiator on Afghanistan blamed the Islamic State group Thursday for the shocking attack on a maternity hospital as he urged the government and Taliban to stick to a faltering peace process.

Where are the female voices? Vietnam author asks of war stories

Fpo - Women bore much of the burden of the Vietnam War but their voices have long been absent from the trove of literature on the topic, says acclaimed author Nguyen Phan Que Mai.

Where are the female voices? Vietnam author asks of war stories

Fpo - Women bore much of the burden of the Vietnam War but their voices have long been absent from the trove of literature on the topic, says acclaimed author Nguyen Phan Que Mai.

WWII veteran, 99, raises £13 mn for UK health workers

London - A 99-year-old British World War II veteran on Thursday completed 100 laps of his garden in a fundraising challenge for healthcare staff that has "captured the heart of the nation", raising more than £13 million ($16.2 million, 14.9 million euros).

Afghan war crimes probe must go ahead, ICC judges say

Den Haag - International war crimes judges ruled on Thursday that a probe into wartime abuses in Afghanistan must go ahead, including looking into possible atrocities committed by US forces, as they overturned a previous court ruling.

Germans urged to 'defend democracy' 75 years after Dresden bombing

Frankfurt Am Main - President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Germans to "defend democracy" on the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden in World War II on Thursday, as the emboldened far right rattles the political establishment.

Surviving WWII Congo troops honoured for colonial-era battles

Apo - Albert Kunyuku Ngoma was a young Congolese corporal in the colonial Belgian army when he was forced to battle in WWII as far away as Myanmar.

Forensic experts exhume remains of victims of El Salvador's civil war

Sansalvador - An international team of forensic experts on Wednesday exhumed the remains of 11 people killed by soldiers during the infamous El Mozote massacre in El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war.

Vandals spray swastikas on British war graves in Netherlands

Den Haag - Vandals spray-painted swastikas and slogans about the crash of flight MH17 on a British cemetery for World War II soldiers in the Netherlands, police said Friday.

All-clear for German city Hanover after WWII bomb defused

Berlin - More than 15,000 people evacuated from their homes in the German city of Hanover were free to return early Tuesday after city officials said an unexploded World War II bomb had been defused.

Uncle Ho's minders: The protectors of Vietnam's embalmed leader

Hanoi - The task of safeguarding the embalmed corpse of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh is gruelling: carefully-selected riflemen work around the clock, watching over the communist nation's founding father who died 50 years ago Monday.

AFP established in tumult of 1944 Paris uprising

Paris - Agence France-Presse was created in the tumult of World War II by a band of journalists who stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom and took over as Paris was in revolt.

Japan's Hirohito 'prevented from voicing remorse over war'

Apo - Japan's wartime emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse shortly after World War II but the prime minister at the time stopped him, local media reported Tuesday, citing newly disclosed documents.

AFP established in tumult of 1944 Paris uprising

Paris - Agence France-Presse was created in the tumult of World War II by a band of journalists who stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom and took over as Paris was in revolt.

Chocks away for round-the-world Spitfire flight

Chichester - A vintage World War II Spitfire plane took off for an unprecedented journey around the world on Monday, which will see the iconic aircraft soar over some 30 countries.

'Majestic' WWII Spitfire takes off on round-the-world flight

Chichester - An original Spitfire plane took off from Britain on Monday on an unprecedented attempt to fly the iconic World War II fighter around the globe.

At least 24 killed in brutal Papua New Guinea tribal massacres

Port Moresby - At least 24 people, including two pregnant women and their unborn children, were killed in a three-day spasm of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to promise swift justice.
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