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NATO says fresh columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine

Moscow's tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia's defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era bomber patrols off U.S. shores.<p>U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 7 | 1940: London blitzed by German bombers

<b>1940: London blitzed by German bombers</b><p>The German air force has unleashed a wave of heavy bombing raids on London, killing hundreds of civilians and injuring many more.<p>The Ministry of Home Security said the scale of the attacks was the largest the Germans had yet attempted.<p>"Our defences have …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 12 | 2003: Johnny Cash dies

<b>2003: Johnny Cash dies</b><p>One of the great legends of country music, Johnny Cash, has died aged 71.<p>His manager, Lou Robin, said he was taken ill and rushed to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, with respiratory failure, but doctors could not save him.<p>Mr Robin added, "I hope that friends and fans of …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 15 | 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

<b>1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day</b><p>Japan has surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war.<p>There is joy and celebration around the world and 15 August has been declared Victory in Japan day.<p>The end of war will be marked by two-day holidays in the UK, the USA and Australia.<p>After days of …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 6 | 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

<b>1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima</b><p>The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.<p>President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 1 | 1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins

<b>1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins</b><p>The Polish Home Army has begun a battle to liberate Warsaw, the first European capital to fall to the Germans nearly five years ago.<p>At 1700 local time, the code signal "Tempest" was given and there was a wave of explosions and rifle fire throughout the …

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: …