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World War II Museum show to feature stories of bravery and sacrifice

  • The National WII Museum plans to premier its Expressions of America show next November, on Veterans Day 2022. It will use music, art installations and projections of what the museum calls “living murals” on the various facades of the expansive museum in downtown New Orleans.
World War II Museum show to feature stories of bravery and sacrifice(AP)
World War II Museum show to feature stories of bravery and sacrifice(AP)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 07:46 AM IST
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AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Orleans

Australia won't welcome tourists until 2022, allows only migrants and students

Australian immigration has been at its lowest since World War II because of pandemic restrictions. The education sector fears that students will enroll in other countries unless Australia opens its border to them soon. Hence, skilled migrants and international students to enter before tourists
Australia won't welcome international tourists until 2022, allows only skilled migrants and international students (REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo)
Australia won't welcome international tourists until 2022, allows only skilled migrants and international students (REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Canberra

Taliban 'mock' US by copying famous WWII photo of troops raising Iwo Jima flag

In a renewed propaganda push, the Taliban are attempting to solidify their control in Afghanistan by releasing a series of footage that show the insurgents donning US-made tactical gear
As can be seen from the photos, the Badri 313 unit has its fighters donned in US-made tactical gear, complete with night-vision goggles, camouflage, and combat equipment, to simulate the iconic World War II photograph.
As can be seen from the photos, the Badri 313 unit has its fighters donned in US-made tactical gear, complete with night-vision goggles, camouflage, and combat equipment, to simulate the iconic World War II photograph.
Published on Aug 22, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US plans to return Jewish artefacts stolen from Europe during Holocaust

US recover 17 funeral scrolls, manuscripts and other historic records that were to go on auction in New York City. The items were traced to Jewish communities in Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia that were ransacked during Nazi rule in World War II
Original manuscripts written in German by Jewish German-speaking novelist and story writer Franz Kafka are now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloguing and digitisation of the work of one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.(Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)
Original manuscripts written in German by Jewish German-speaking novelist and story writer Franz Kafka are now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloguing and digitisation of the work of one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.(Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 08:12 AM IST
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Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs

A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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Col Prithipal Singh, World War 2 veteran and only officer to serve in army, navy, air force, turns 100

Retired Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill was born in pre-Independent India’s Patiala in 1920. The defence veteran has served in World War II, the Indo-Pak War of 1965, and as a sector commander with Assam Rifles in Manipur.
Retired Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill who is the only person to have served in all three wings of Indian defence forces turned 100 on Friday(Twitter)
Retired Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill who is the only person to have served in all three wings of Indian defence forces turned 100 on Friday(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri

Inspired by World War II photographers, Syrian archives pictures of Damascus homes to preserve them

35-year-old Rania Kataf creates a digital archive of the buildings of Old Damascus, Syria’s war-torn capital, after being ‘inspired by European photographers who tried to document buildings in their cities during the Second World War so architects could later rebuild part of them’
Syrian archives images of Damascus homes to preserve them(Instagram/raniakataf)
Syrian archives images of Damascus homes to preserve them(Instagram/raniakataf)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Damascus | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

German experts defuse WWII-era bomb found in Frankfurt

About 13,000 residents were evacuated from the city’s Gallus district and trains were stopped from running through the area as Hesse state experts went to work on the bomb.
German explosives experts have successfully defused and disposed of a 500 kilogram bomb in Frankfurt.(AP)
German explosives experts have successfully defused and disposed of a 500 kilogram bomb in Frankfurt.(AP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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Berlin | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

UN to commemorate all victims of World War II on December 1

The Russian-drafted resolution was adopted by consensus after the 193-member assembly voted 54-40 with 45 abstention to eliminate a paragraph in the text that Germany, the U.S. and many European and Western nations objected to.
World War II is considered the deadliest conflict in history, involving the vast majority of countries and leading to the deaths of an estimated 70 million to 85 million people.(REUTERS)
World War II is considered the deadliest conflict in history, involving the vast majority of countries and leading to the deaths of an estimated 70 million to 85 million people.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 06, 2020 06:07 AM IST
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United Nations | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

World facing new Bretton Woods moment: IMF MD

What was true at Bretton Woods, where allies at the end of World War II gathered to create the institutions that would use economic cooperation to prevent future conflicts, remains true today.
Since the pandemic began, IMF has committed over USD 100 billion , says IMF MD(REUTERS)
Since the pandemic began, IMF has committed over USD 100 billion , says IMF MD(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

HT Picks: New Reads

On the reading list this week is a volume that takes Kipling’s Jungle Book forward, one that looks at how China’s reassessment of the experience of WWII is nurturing a new nationalism, and a book on traditional Indian literary criticism
The new adventures of Mowgli, China’s reassessment of its experience of WWII, and India’s tradition of literary criticism feature on this week’s list of good reads.(HT Team)
The new adventures of Mowgli, China’s reassessment of its experience of WWII, and India’s tradition of literary criticism feature on this week’s list of good reads.(HT Team)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Team

A new science, tech innovation policy

It seeks to protect the diversity of innovation, harness entrepreneurial potential, steer change
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to achieve Atmanirbhar Bharat. This will need a greater focus on the development of indigenous technologies and encouragement to grassroots-level innovation. This is the opportune time to build strong connectivity among government, academia and industry.(ANI)
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to achieve Atmanirbhar Bharat. This will need a greater focus on the development of indigenous technologies and encouragement to grassroots-level innovation. This is the opportune time to build strong connectivity among government, academia and industry.(ANI)
Published on Oct 07, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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75 yrs after World War II, world again engaged in great global struggle: Donald Trump at UNGA

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again hit out at China and said that though it has been 75 years since the end of World War II, once again the world is engaged in a great global struggle due to China virus.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly seen on a laptop computer in Hastings on the Hudson, New York, US, on Tuesday, Sept. 22. 2020.(Bloomberg photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly seen on a laptop computer in Hastings on the Hudson, New York, US, on Tuesday, Sept. 22. 2020.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 09:46 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh

Delhiwale: Meera’s living history

A woman in her 90s who has seen so much gives her take on the pandemic.
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Updated on Sep 07, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

US budget deficit to hit record $3.3 trillion due to Covid-19, recession

The $3.3 trillion figure is more than triple the 2019 shortfall and more than double the levels experienced after the market meltdown and Great Recession of 2008-09.
US government spending, fuelled by four coronavirus response measures, would register at $6.6 trillion, $2 trillion-plus more than 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
US government spending, fuelled by four coronavirus response measures, would register at $6.6 trillion, $2 trillion-plus more than 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Sep 03, 2020 08:12 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press: Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Japan economy falls 27.8% due to Covid-19

Japanese media reported the latest drop was the worst since World War II. But the cabinet office said comparable records began in 1980. The previous worst contraction, a 17.8% drop, was in the first quarter of 2009, during the global financial crisis.
A man walks by restaurants in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo on Monday.(AP Photo)
A man walks by restaurants in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo on Monday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 12:51 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Donald Trump kicks up storm with suggestion to delay polls

Donald Trump’s suggestion was part of his ongoing opposition to broadening the use of mail-in voting that is being actively discussed to encourage people to cast their votes in the polls.
Republican leaders have also disputed the president and one of them told a reporter elections dates are set in stone.(AFP)
Republican leaders have also disputed the president and one of them told a reporter elections dates are set in stone.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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Washington | ByYashwant Raj

IMF grants $4.3 billion to South Africa in biggest coronavirus loan

The funds “support the authorities’ efforts in addressing the challenging health situation and severe economic impact of the Covid-19 shock,” the Washington-based lender said in a statement Monday.
A participant stands near a logo of IMF at the International Monetary Fund. The IMF in April doubled its emergency lending capacity to $100 billion.(REUTERS)
A participant stands near a logo of IMF at the International Monetary Fund. The IMF in April doubled its emergency lending capacity to $100 billion.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 28, 2020 12:20 AM IST
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Radhika Apte as real-life British spy Noor Inayat Khan in A Call To Spy. See pic

Radhika Apte stars in A Call To Spy with Sarah Megan Thomas and Stana Katic. It is about three female spies who worked for Winston Churchill during the World War II.
Radhika Apte as Noor Inayat Khan in A Call To Spy.
Radhika Apte as Noor Inayat Khan in A Call To Spy.
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Russia stares down World War II controversies 75 years on

Russia celebrates its victory in World War II every year on May 9 with a massive military parade on Red Square in front of the president and other world leaders.
In this file photo taken on August 23, 1939 German Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop (L), German Under State Secretary Friedrich Gaus, Soviet head of state Joseph Stalin (3rd) and his Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov (R) pose in the Kremlin in Moscow after signing the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact, or Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, making the outbreak of a European war virtually inevitable. After the ceremony, Stalin proposed a toast:
In this file photo taken on August 23, 1939 German Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop (L), German Under State Secretary Friedrich Gaus, Soviet head of state Joseph Stalin (3rd) and his Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov (R) pose in the Kremlin in Moscow after signing the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact, or Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, making the outbreak of a European war virtually inevitable. After the ceremony, Stalin proposed a toast: "I know how much the German people love their Fuehrer" (Hitler), he said. "I should therefore like to drink to his health".(AFP)
Published on Jun 23, 2020 09:40 AM IST
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Moscow | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

The fashion edit: The most iconic fashion magazine covers in times of crisis

Glamour magazines have stood up in times of crisis, right from the times of the World War II. Here’s how they are making strong, stylish statements of substance yet again.
British Grazia paid homage to the National Health System (NHS) in it’s April 2020 issue, with split covers featuring real-life NHS workers
British Grazia paid homage to the National Health System (NHS) in it’s April 2020 issue, with split covers featuring real-life NHS workers
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 01:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySujata Assomull

Putin insists on recognition of USSR’s WWII role

The Russian President, in an article titled “The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II,” talks about who is to blame for starting the war.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin wrote “It is essential to pass on to future generations the memory of the fact that the Nazis were defeated first and foremost by the Soviet people.”(via REUTERS)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin wrote “It is essential to pass on to future generations the memory of the fact that the Nazis were defeated first and foremost by the Soviet people.”(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 10:21 AM IST
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Moscow | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Singer Vera Lynn, who entertained troops before battle of Kohima, dies at 103

Reports in April 1944 mention her arrival in India with her accompanist Len Edwards for the entertainment of troops when they were fighting the Japanese advance, particularly in the north-east. She was in colonial Calcutta for a week before going to the north-east.
Vera Lynn’s last public performance was in Trafalgar Square in 2005 during the 60th anniversary celebrations for VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), when she performed We’ll Meet Again.(AP)
Vera Lynn’s last public performance was in Trafalgar Square in 2005 during the 60th anniversary celebrations for VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), when she performed We’ll Meet Again.(AP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 09:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

In longest closure since World War II, Eiffel Tower to reopen amid pandemic measures

Only limited numbers of people will be allowed in when the Eiffel Tower opens again on June 25. Elevators to the top will be out of service, and only the first and second floors will be accessible to the public.
A man wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as he walks along the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.(AP)
A man wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as he walks along the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.(AP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Paris | ByAssociated Press

Plan to hold 2020 US Open without fans awaits government OK

A formal announcement could come this week. “We’ve received a proposal and we’re reviewing it,” Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wrote in an email.
Rain drops appear on a U.S. Open logo as weather forces a delay before the start of the men's singles final match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson(REUTERS)
Rain drops appear on a U.S. Open logo as weather forces a delay before the start of the men's singles final match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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California | ByAssociated Press

Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on June 25

The 10-tonne metal landmark will emerge from its longest closure since World War II with limited visitor numbers at first, and face masks mandatory for all over the age of 11, said the Eiffel Tower website.
The monument, completed in 1889, receives about seven million visitors every year, about three-quarters of them from abroad, according to the tower website.(ANI/Twitter)
The monument, completed in 1889, receives about seven million visitors every year, about three-quarters of them from abroad, according to the tower website.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jun 09, 2020 09:14 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

World Bank warns of drop in Indian GDP due to Covid-19 pandemic

Owing to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, advanced economies will see growth falling 7% in 2020, while emerging economies as a group, which includes India, will see a growth decline of 2.5% this year, the World bank has said.
Workers in one of the cycle manufacturing units in Ludhiana.(JS Grewal/HT File Photo)
Workers in one of the cycle manufacturing units in Ludhiana.(JS Grewal/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Normandy remembers D-Day without crowds amid pandemic

Compared to last year, when many tens of thousands came to the northern French beaches of Normandy to cheer the dwindling number of veterans and celebrate three-quarters of a century of liberation from Nazi oppression, the coronavirus lockdown turned this year’s remembrance into one of the eeriest ever.
British commandos on Jig Green beach during the invasion of Normandy in France on June 6, 1944.
British commandos on Jig Green beach during the invasion of Normandy in France on June 6, 1944.
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 04:32 AM IST
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COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France | ByAssociated Press

‘No Surrender to Coronavirus’: World War II surrender documents head to auction

Historically significant documents related to the second World War, including “the document that forced the surrender of Nazi Germany”, will go under the hammer at a live auction next week.
The entire proceeds of its sale will be donated to the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief, and N.H.S. Charities Together in recognition of Captain Tom Moore’s contribution to the British N.H.S., according to the auctioneers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The entire proceeds of its sale will be donated to the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief, and N.H.S. Charities Together in recognition of Captain Tom Moore’s contribution to the British N.H.S., according to the auctioneers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Build back, with an eye on the environment | HT Editorial

The drastic dip in emissions should be used as a moment to imagine a new world
Use the dip in emissions to imagine a new, more eco-friendly, world(AFP)
Use the dip in emissions to imagine a new, more eco-friendly, world(AFP)
Updated on May 21, 2020 06:14 AM IST
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