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New German film addresses Nazi child 'euthanasia'

Director Kai Wessel's film 'Fog In August' ('Nebel im August') addresses a dark period in German history - the Nazis' "euthanasia" programme.

Director Kai Wessel's film 'Fog In August' ('Nebel im August') addresses a dark period in German history - the Nazis' "euthanasia" programme.

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Nazi propagandist Goebbels' wartime secretary dies at 106

Brunhilde Pomsel said she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities and lived her life in obscurity until her story was unearthed in 2011.

Brunhilde Pomsel said she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities and lived her life in obscurity until her story was unearthed in 2011.

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Abe offers "everlasting condolences" at Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Pearl Harbor, offers his "everlasting condolences" to the victims of the 1941 attack on the US naval base

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Pearl Harbor, offers his "everlasting condolences" to the victims of the 1941 attack on the US naval base

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China says Pearl Harbor visit won't 'clear' Japan's wartime role

Ahead of his landmark visit to the site of the Pearl Harbor bombing on Tuesday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stopped at several memorials in Hawaii.

Ahead of his landmark visit to the site of the Pearl Harbor bombing on Tuesday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stopped at several memorials in Hawaii.

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Japan's Abe in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Hawaii, for a landmark visit to Pearl Harbour alongside US President Obama.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Hawaii, for a landmark visit to Pearl Harbour alongside US President Obama.

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Pearl Harbor: What happened?

It was at 7:55 am local time on December 7, 1941 that Japanese planes launched a surprise and devastating attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

It was at 7:55 am local time on December 7, 1941 that Japanese planes launched a surprise and devastating attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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54,000 evacuated as WW2 bomb found in Germany

54,000 people were evacuated from the city of Augsburg, southern Germany, after construction workers discovered an unexploded World War Two bomb on Christmas…

54,000 people were evacuated from the city of Augsburg, southern Germany, after construction workers discovered an unexploded World War Two bomb on Christmas…

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Moscow military march

More than 5,000 people marched along Red Square on Monday (November 7) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the historic military parade held in Moscow on November 7…

More than 5,000 people marched along Red Square on Monday (November 7) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the historic military parade held in Moscow on November 7…

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'Hitler's house' to be torn down

The house Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in is to be demolished by Austrian authorities.

The house Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in is to be demolished by Austrian authorities.

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Cillian Murphy stars in Nazi-era thriller

Irish heartthrobs Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey') star in WWII thriller 'Anthropoid', based on the real story of a 1942 plan to assassinate a leading Nazi officer.

Irish heartthrobs Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey') star in WWII thriller 'Anthropoid', based on the real story of a 1942 plan to assassinate a leading Nazi officer.

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Former Nazi medic goes on trial in Germany

Hubert Zafke, a former SS medic accused of assisting in the killing of thousands in the Auschwitz death camp has gone on trial in Germany at the fourth attempt.

Hubert Zafke, a former SS medic accused of assisting in the killing of thousands in the Auschwitz death camp has gone on trial in Germany at the fourth attempt.

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Hitler henchman Himmler's diary extracts found

The diary extracts contain chilling details of the SS leader's daily life, including family commitments and lunches at notorious concentration camps.

The diary extracts contain chilling details of the SS leader's daily life, including family commitments and lunches at notorious concentration camps.

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Japan: from diplomacy to a show-of-force?

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

Shinzo Abe picks a hawkish conservative ally as defence minister, prompting fears of ruffled feathers among Tokyo's Asian neighbours.

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Pope Francis visits Auschwitz to pray for victims

Pope Francis paid a deeply contemplative and private visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Pope Francis paid a deeply contemplative and private visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Protests over South Korea's 'comfort women' deal with Japan

Student protesters in South Korea show their anger over a Japanese government-funded foundation to support “comfort women” – females who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime…

Student protesters in South Korea show their anger over a Japanese government-funded foundation to support “comfort women” – females who were forced to work in Japan’s wartime…