World War 2: News

World War II was a global war that was started in 1939. It went for six years, ending in 1945. After Hitler invaded Poland on 1st September, 1939, France and Britain declared World War II. The great powers of the world formed two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis. The war resulted in massacres, genocide, strategic bombing, starvation and disease

31 Dec 2022

Vatican

Former Pope Benedict XVI dies aged 95: Vatican

Former Pope Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95 at his Vatican residence nearly a decade after stepping down due to ill health, BBC reported citing Vatican officials.

13 Nov 2022

United Sates

Dallas: 6 feared dead as 2 WWII-era planes collide mid-air

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra, two World War II era planes, crashed into each other mid-air in the United States (US) on Saturday.

12 Jul 2022

HBO

World War II veteran Bradford Freeman passes away at 97

The last survivor of World War II and the last living member mentioned in the popular book Band of Brothers, Bradford Clark Freeman passed away on July 4 aged 97.

09 Jul 2022

Japan

Shinzo Abe's killer initially wanted to attack somebody else: Report

Tetsuya Yamagami, the killer of Shinzo Abe, had no intention of attacking the former Japanese prime minister, according to Kyodo News, which cited police sources.

08 Dec 2020

YouTube

'The Dig,' Netflix's period drama drops trailer, raises curiosity

Netflix's period drama, The Dig has released its first-look trailer on YouTube and the least we can say about it is, that it's indeed revealing.

15 May 2020

Amazon

Why are film producers and theaters at loggerheads?

The film business, much like the entire world right now, is a hullabaloo of uncertainty and anxiety.

15 May 2020

Akshay Kumar

Theater owners angry over digital release of 'Gulabo Sitabo'

As theaters remain indefinitely shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, producers are eyeing newer ways to keep their projects afloat.

08 Jan 2020

Tennis

Tennis: A look at the history of Australian Open

The Australian Open is considered one of the most high-profile Grand Slam tennis events of all.

25 Dec 2019

Detroit

Top 5 interesting facts and figures about Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company needs no introduction. The American automaker has been around for over 116 years, creating some of the most iconic cars, beating the indispensable Ferrari at Le Mans, and even building airplanes and armored vehicles during the World War 1 and 2.

17 Jul 2019

England

Convicted for homosexuality, Alan Turing to feature on £50 note

Famed British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped save millions of lives as a World War II codebreaker, is the new face of the Bank of England's £50 note.

16 Apr 2019

Paris

Paris stunned as 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral goes up in smoke

A colossal fire swept through the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage landmark, Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris yesterday, causing the Gothic spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks.

26 Jan 2019

Japan

Now, scientists producing horny mosquitoes to prevent malaria, Zika, dengue

For centuries, mosquitoes have been troublemakers and the number of people who have died after getting bitten by them is still a mystery.

29 Dec 2018

Kolkata

WW-II aerial bomb found during dredging operations in Kolkata

A 1000-pound aerial bomb dating back to the World War-II era has been unearthed at a dock in Kolkata during routine dredging operations.

05 Oct 2018

South Korea

S-Korea renews call for Japan to remove 'rising sun' flag

South Korea yesterday reiterated a demand that Japan should remove its "rising sun" naval flag from a warship participating in an international fleet review at Jeju island next week.

15 Sep 2018

North Korea

Abe aims to rewrite Japan Constitution, seeks 3rd term

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears headed for a third three-year term as the ruling party leader, extending his hold on power and giving him time to pursue a long-cherished goal of revising the country's post-World War II constitution.

05 Sep 2018

Gaming Bytes

#GamingBytes- New 'Covert Storm' event comes to CoD: WWII

Sledgehammer Games has launched a new event for Call of Duty: WWII called 'Covert Storm'.

12 Feb 2018

London

London City Airport shut down after World War-2 bomb discovered

The London City Airport was shut down after a World War II (WW-II) bomb was discovered in the nearby Thames river.

24 Oct 2017

Egypt

Thistlegorm Project: 360-degree online VR tour of British WWII shipwreck

Scientists comprehensively digitized a World War II shipwreck to develop an online Virtual Reality experience, allowing users to explore one of the world's most famous shipwreck-diving sites, the British freighter SS Thistlegorm.

03 Sep 2017

Germany

Germany: Unexploded bomb from World War-2 found, 65,000 residents evacuated

A 1.4-tonne unexploded British bomb left over from World War-II was found at a building site in Frankfurt, prompting the largest post-war evacuation in Germany.

17 Aug 2017

India

Ashutosh Gowariker making World War-II film, based on a Maharaja

Indian period dramas seldom satisfy critics; most filmmakers, including Ashutosh Gowariker, have been under fire for misrepresenting historical events.

15 Jun 2017

Spain

Hitler is still keeping Spain awake after all these years

The world will always remember Hitler for the rise of Nazism, the Holocaust of Jews, and being one of the reasons of Second World War. However, in Spain the trouble with Hitler is a little bit more than usual.

11 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

Iranians mark 38th anniversary of 1979 revolution

Thousands of Iranian citizens poured on to the streets in Tehran to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The celebrations come amidst renewed tensions between Iran and the new US President Donald Trump.

18 Nov 2016

Donald Trump

Trump team hints at Muslim immigrant registry

Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, an adviser to the Trump transition team said they are planning to reintroduce a registry for immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

16 Nov 2016

Donald Trump

NY may erase municipal card data over deportation fears

New York may end up having to erase all the data on its Municipal ID card program, which was developed to allow illegal immigrants to regularize into society.

15 Nov 2016

Donald Trump

Trump will get a reality-check once in office: Obama

President Barack Obama stated that President-elect Donald Trump will get a harsh reality check when he assumes office in January, and that he should work toward improving his temperament.

14 Nov 2016

Donald Trump

Donald Trump to take $1 as President's salary

In another news, US President-elect Trump reiterated his campaign promise to not accept the President's salary if voted into the White House.

12 Nov 2016

Donald Trump

First 100 Days of Donald Trump

Towards the end of October 2016, Donald Trump in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania released a plan for the first 100 days of his term.