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Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is “keep the memory alive”, and today we want to remember Annelies Marie Frank, better known as Anne Frank, who started her diary Diary of a Young Girl at the age of just 13, while hiding from the German occupation of Amsterdam during the second world war. …

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Auschwitz survivors: ‘We felt a responsibility for each one’

Painstakingly thought through support offered to the fewer than 300 survivors expected at ceremony to mark 70th anniversary of camp’s liberation<p>When well over 1,000 Auschwitz survivors gathered a decade ago for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the death and extermination camp, many …

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

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Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San Francisco at speeds of up to 800mph says he is confident of securing the funding needed to turn the project from a pipe dream into a viable transit option for …

Hackers demand Sony cancel release of Kim Jong-un-baiting comedy

Guardians of Peace claim responsibility for cyber-attack on studio for The Interview, which features a CIA plot to assassinate the North Korean leader<p>• North Korea says Sony cyber-attack may be ‘righteous’ work of its supporters<br>• Sony hack reveals Seth Rogen and James Franco’s fees for The Interview<p>…

Kochi Is Suddenly Covered In Incredible Graffiti, And Nobody Knows Who's Behind It

Move over Banksy, we've got a new anonymous, progressive, pop culture-obsessed street artist in town.

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Review Part Two: The Hit BioWare Needed

I’m still feeling overwhelmed by all the content in <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition.</i><p>I was thinking about this over the weekend. Not only is there a main quest and side-quests, some of the side-quests have side-side quests. And really the whole “main” vs. “side” dichotomy isn’t applicable here. There are the …

Missouri governor declares state of emergency as national guard called in to Ferguson

The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Monday, authorising the national guard to assist the policing of protests expected in Ferguson after it is announced whether a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old will face charges.<p>Jay Nixon signed an executive …

ISIS Beheading Leaves Fate Uncertain for Last Two Hostages

The beheading of Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, the third American to lose his life at the hands of ISIS, leaves the militants with two known remaining Western hostages — one of them an American woman.<p>But ISIS broke a pattern when it released a gruesome video announcing Kassig’s murder to the world. …

Actor Ken Takakura, master of the yakuza role, dies aged 83

Ken Takakura, who became an icon in his native Japan for his portrayal of brooding, dignified and hard-hitting heroes, has died aged 83 from lymphoma.<p>He was known to western audiences in 80s and 90s Hollywood films including Mr Baseball, in which Tom Selleck plays a baseball player transferring to …

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to improve performance on old products

Apple's just rolled out iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Aside from the usual promise of bug fixes and security updates, Apple says the latest release should speed things up on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, two of the company's aging devices. We've seen it several times: installing major new …

Putin claims west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported

Vladimir Putin has suggested to a German interviewer that the west is provoking Russia into a new cold war. The airing of the interview, which was recorded by the German channel ARD in Vladivostok last week, followed Russia’s tit-for-tat expulsions of German and Polish diplomats, as well as the …

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account

The internet activist group Anonymous has responded to Twitter taunts from the Ku Klux Klan by taking over its US Twitter account.<p>The Twitter spat began after the KKK allegedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as the area awaits an imminent court decision over the killing of Michael …

New 'Final Fantasy 15' Footage Shows Off The Size Of The Game's World

Square Enix recently released some new game footage for the upcoming Final Fantasy 15. The focus of this new footage, despite running real-time in-game, is mostly just to show off their new Luminous engine.<p>This means we don’t get to see any actual gameplay but we do get a sense of the game’s scope …

Putin’s Loss of German Trust Seals the West’s Isolation of Russia

Vladimir Putin has long had a soft spot for Germany. As an officer of the KGB in the late 1980s, he was stationed in the East German city of Dresden, …