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Americans, Belgians mark Battle of the Bulge 70th anniversary

Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes region of Belgium on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the biggest and bloodiest U.S. battles of World War II_the Battle of the Bulge.

Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes region of Belgium on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the biggest and bloodiest U.S. battles of World War II_the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets

Poland WWII remains

Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Did you know: Jesus Villamor

Ace pilot and World War II hero Jesus Villamor was born on Nov. 7, 1914. Villamor gained fame for his dogfights with Japanese fighter pilots.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train heads for Tokyo Station on the Tokaido Main Line in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, “like flying in the sky.”

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan’s Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

This photo taken on August 7, 2014 shows a replica of a rocket-powered kamikaze attack plane "Oka," ("Cherry Blossom"), displayed at a park beside the former Imperial Navy air base in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture, where Oka pilots trained. The six-meter (20-foot) aircraft were more like flying bombs, powered by short-lasting engines that would run just long enough to send them spiraling into enemy ships.   AFP

It was only Tokyo’s surrender on August 15, 1945, that saved him from the fate of thousands whose suicide missions came to define Japan’s unrelenting pursuit of victory in the closing stages of World War II. But as the 91-year-old faces his own mortality again, he worries that a rightward political shift under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, […]

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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