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Saudi Arabian women file petition with over 14,500 signatures to end male guardianship

More than 14,500 women in Saudi Arabia have signed a petition calling for an end to the country's male guardianship scheme.<p>Saudi law states that all …

How to write the second draft of your book

Polish Your Prose: The Difficult Second Draft<p>August 25, 2016 - - 3 Comments<p>Andrew Lowe<p><i>With over 15 years experience with various publishers and</i> …

Dolls that kept Holocaust girls’ memory alive donated to French museum

On a bleak February day in 1944, a French gendarme snatched a pair of dolls from two Jewish sisters about to be deported to Auschwitz, and flung them to the ground.<p>Denise and Micheline Lévy, aged 10 and 9 when the gendarme bundled them out of their school in the eastern French village of Gemeaux, …

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World War II began in Poland 77 years ago

This morning in Gdansk we celebrated the 77th anniversary of the beginning of Second World War. In our city, on Westerplatte peninsula, on September 1, 1939 at 4:45 a.m., Nazi Germany attacked the Polish military outpost. This attack is considered the beginning of the war, which ended with a loss …

First world war wreck gets virtual restoration off coast of Yorkshire

HMS Falmouth, veteran of the Battle of Jutland, recreated digitally as 3D image superimposed above present state of wreck<p>The original appearance of a ship from the Battle of Jutland has been recreated, superimposed on the wreck that still lies on the seabed off the Yorkshire coast where the ship …

IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds

HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.<p>On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring …

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WWII veterans travel to northern Russia to mark 75th anniversary of heroic Arctic Convoys

Veterans of the World War II and diplomatic officials from nine different countries arrived in the Russian northern port city of Arkhangelsk to mark …