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    Navalny back in Moscow court

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:01pm on February 12, 2021

    Russia’s main Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was back in court Friday for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran, after being ordered to prison in...

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    A year bereft of sports

    Ashfaq-Ul-Alam | Updated at 11:39pm on December 25, 2020

    At this period of last year Bangladeshi sports fans were licking their lips at the prospect of an action-packed year of sports in front of...

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    No alternative to abiding by international law

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on December 23, 2020

    IN 1958 the novelist Leon Uris wrote a stunning novel entitled ‘Exodus’, about the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine after World War II....

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    Several hurt in non-Muslim cemetery bomb blast in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 05:23pm on November 11, 2020

    Several people were wounded Wednesday in a bomb attack at a World War I commemoration ceremony attended by European diplomats at a non-Muslim cemetery in...

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    US did not defeat fascism in WWII

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2020

    ONE of the founding myths of the contemporary Western European and American world is that fascism was defeated in WWII by liberal democracies, and particularly...

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    Japan PM Suga sends offering to controversial war shrine

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:12pm on October 17, 2020

    Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga sent a ritual offering Saturday to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, which is seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol...

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    A thousand times worse

    William J Astore | Updated at 12:00am on October 05, 2020

    WHAT pops into your head when you hear the number 1,000 in a political-military context? Having studied German military history, I immediately think of Adolf...

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    Nazi warship found off Norway coast after 80 years

    Agence France-Presse. Oslo | Updated at 11:25am on September 11, 2020

    A World War II Nazi cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Norway in 1940 has been found by chance at a...

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    Trump calls US Marines killed in WWI battle ‘losers’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:18pm on September 04, 2020

    United States president Donald Trump referred to US Marines buried in a WWI cemetery in France as ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ for getting killed in action,...

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    Nagasaki observes 75 years of atomic bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Nagasaki, Japan | Updated at 11:13am on August 09, 2020

    The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head...