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Japan atomic bomb survivors criticise Obama's Hiroshima speech

Toukyo - An association of Japanese atomic bomb survivors has criticised US President Barack Obama's speech last month during a historic visit to Hiroshima, saying he failed to mention US responsibility for the bombing.

Destroyed Bosnia mosque reopens after 23 years

Sarajevo - The Ferhadija mosque in the Bosnian Serb capital Banja Luka reopened to worshippers Saturday, more than two decades after it was dynamited by Serb forces in 1993 at the height of the Balkans war.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

War photographer and mother, the woman at centre of new Spielberg film

Paris - Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it wasn't exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world's best known war photographers.

Syrian arrested in Germany on war crimes charges

Berlin - German authorities Wednesday arrested a Syrian national on war crimes charges, on suspicion of commanding a rebel militia in Aleppo that committed atrocities and plundered artefacts for sale.

These remarkable primates are being wiped out by war in the Congo

Decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have decimated populations of the world's largest primate — the eastern lowland gorilla, also known as Grauer's gorilla.

ISIS committing genocide, says Kerry

U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to declare that Islamic State is committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, citing the UN definition. The stunning unanimity of the vote puts pressure on Obama's administration to do more.

Hitler had tiny penis say historians

This latest news may be slight consolation for the millions in Europe and around the world who suffered during World War II. But some historians think Adolph Hitler had a small deformed penis and just one testicle.

France marks start of Battle of Verdun, symbol of French suffering

Paris - France marked the centenary of the Battle of Verdun on Sunday, exactly 100 years on from the first shots fired in World War I's longest battle, which became a symbol of resistance and suffering.

Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murder

Guatemala City - Two retired soldiers were in court Monday facing charges of murder, forced disappearance, and forcing 11 indigenous women into sexual slavery during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war.

Emperor Akihito visits Japanese troop shrine in Philippines

Yook - Japanese Emperor Akihito offered flowers Friday at a shrine built in the Philippines for Japanese soldiers killed during Japan's brutal World War II occupation of the Southeast Asian nation.

Japan's Akihito visits Philippine WWII cemetery

Manila - Japanese Emperor Akihito bowed his head in sorrow during a sombre ceremony at the Philippines' biggest war cemetery Wednesday as he vowed never to forget the many Filipinos killed during World War II.

Philippines' WWII sex slaves demand justice from Japan

Manila - Ninety-year-old Hilaria Bustamante casts a tearful gaze at a wall plastered with photos of departed fellow sex slaves, vowing to demand justice during a historic visit to the Philippines by Japan's emperor starting Tuesday.

Nearly 20,000 Iraqi deaths since 2014

Nearly 20,000 civilians have died in Iraq since 2014, according to the United Nations. More than 36,000 Iraqis have been wounded in the same period.

Last Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate returns home

Kuwait City - The last Kuwaiti prisoner in the US Guantanamo Bay prison returned home Saturday to a family reception after 14 years of detention, the head of a detainee group said.

Rwanda allegedly fueling war in Burundi says refugee organization Special

Rwanda stands accused of fueling a brutal insurgency in neighboring Burundi that could morph into a regional war, an international refugee organization warned Sunday.

Red Cross meet fails to agree on global plan to track rules of war

Ginebra - More than 100 nations attending a global meeting of the Red Cross in Geneva on Thursday failed to approve a new system for monitoring compliance with the rules of war.

Croatia exhumes two Serb mass graves after 20 years

Zagreb - Croatian forensic experts have exhumed the remains of 56 ethnic Serbs, believed to be mostly civilians killed at the end of the country's 1990s independence war, officials said Wednesday.

Panama wants UN to back reconciliation bid over U.S. invasion

Panama - Panama said Friday it wants the UN to back its "reconciliation" process looking at the US invasion of its territory 26 years ago that left thousands of affected people demanding compensation.

Israel helping wounded Syrians

As the carnage continues in Syria, Israel is taking in wounded along it's border. The humanitarian effort continues, regardless of the factions patients belong to.

World confronted by 'new type of war': German president

Berlin - German President Joachim Gauck said Sunday the world is confronted with a "new type of war" perpetrated by terrorists bent on killing those who refuse to follow their "barbaric ideology".

Britain's Queen Elizabeth leads silent tribute to war dead

London - Queen Elizabeth II led millions of Britons as they fell silent to honour members of the Commonwealth's armed forces killed in conflict at the annual Remembrance Sunday service.

Blair concedes link between Iraq invasion and Islamic State rise

London - Britain's ex-leader Tony Blair again apologised Sunday for certain aspects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, adding there were "elements of truth" to the view it was connected to the rise of the Islamic State group.

Blair committed UK to Iraq war year before invasion: Report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair was committed to joining the United States in the Iraq war a year before the 2003 invasion, documents obtained by a Sunday newspaper suggested.

Op-Ed: Who is fighting against Daesh (ISIS)?

The question of who is attacking Daesh (ISIS) has to be asked because as far as I can tell from conversations with my contacts on the ground in Syria, very little effective action appears to be directed against them on an international level.

The man who fights the war against children Special

Approximately nine children in 1,000 has been either abused or neglected in the United States. In 2013, the number of victims was estimated at 679,000 children.

Op-Ed: Refugees, Totalitarians and the West

The solution to the migrant crises in Europe is not open borders or donations to refugee camps. Instead, oppressors must be removed and there must be a concerted effort help to create tolerant, pluralist societies.

North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.
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