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Tag Archives: World War II

Kate Winslet is set to play a biopic of photojournalist

HOLLYWOOD: The film, called Lee, will follow the life and experiences of the photojournalist Lee Miller as she travels to the frontline of World War II and tries to expose the horrific truths of the Nazis. Throughout her journey she then comes to realize the truths of her own past. ...

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British Open called off first time since World War II

LONDON: The worsening COVID-19 pandemic has led to the British Open – scheduled to take place at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent in July – being cancelled for the first time since World War II. But with the pandemic ripping the 2020 sporting schedule to shreds, the event ...

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Researchers warn India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million

LONDON: The year is 2025 and militants have attacked India’s parliament, killing most of its leaders. New Delhi retaliates by sending tanks into Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Fearing it will be overrun, Islamabad hits the invading forces with its battlefield nuclear weapons, triggering the deadliest conflict in history – ...

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Frankfurt returns to normal after WWII bomb defused

FRANKFURT: Thousands of residents in German city Frankfurt were free to return to their homes after authorities reported that an unexploded World War II bomb found close to the European Central Bank headquarters had been defused. “We did it! The World War II bomb in the Ostend neighbourhood has been ...

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World War II landmine claims Albania soldier’s life in Latvia

LATVIA: A second Albanian soldier has died of his injuries from a World War II landmine blast last week during a NATO exercise in Latvia, the Baltic state’s defence minister said Wednesday. Klodian Tanushi, who held the rank of major, died following surgery at a Riga hospital over the weekend, ...

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Poland again demands war reparations from Germany

BERLIN: The president of Poland repeated Sunday his country’s demand for Germany to pay reparations over World War II, days before ministers from Berlin and Warsaw will sit down for bilateral talks. “In my view, reparations payments are not a topic that’s been dealt with,” Andrzej Duda told the Sunday ...

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The Shape of Water leads Baftas nominations

  LONDON: Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film “The shape of Water” leads the nominations at Sunday’s Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. The Cold War-era movie has 12 nominations, while crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Darkest ...

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London City Airport reopens after World War II bomb removed

LONDON’s City Airport reopened and was operating as usual on Tuesday, the airport said, after a World War Two bomb which was found nearby was safely removed from the River Thames. All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday after the half-tonne ordnance was found at the ...

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London City Airport closed after WWII bomb found

LONDON: Travel around one of London’s major airports has been plunged into chaos after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb. London City Airport has been closed after waterfront workers unearthed the device in the nearby river Thames. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have set up a 214m ...

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4,000 people are evacuated as WWII bomb is defused in Hong Kong

WAN CHAI: A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a week that an American bomb dropped during WWII had been discovered ...

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