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Unexploded World War Two bomb rises as river shrinks due to extreme drought in Italy

An unexploded World War Two bomb submerged in an Italian river has been revealed due to an extreme drought. The 450kg bomb was found by fishermen on the banks of the depleted River Po. Large sections of the 650km river have dried up in Italy’s worst drought for 70 years. Unusually hot weather and low […]

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Tonga underwater volcano eruption was hundreds of times more powerful than WW2 Hiroshima atomic bombing

A volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered a tsunami was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima during World War Two, Nasa says. The eruption “obliterated” a volcanic island north of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa, the agency said. Tonga says more than four-fifths of the population has been […]

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Greek divers uncover World War Two era Italian submarine wreckage after 80 years

Greek divers have discovered the wreckage of an Italian submarine 80 years after it was sunk by the Allied Forces in the Aegean Sea during World War Two. The Jantina, which had sailed from the Greek island of Leros with 48 sailors on board, sank on July 5, 1941, after being hit by torpedoes fired […]

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Germany: 250kg World War 2 bomb explodes near railway station in Munich

Four people were hurt, one seriously, when a World War Two bomb blew up on a railway construction site in the German city of Munich. The fire brigade says it happened during drilling work near Donnersberger Bridge, close to the main station. As a result rail traffic in much of Munich was brought to a […]

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100-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial 76-years after end of World War 2

Seven decades after the world war two ended, a former concentration camp guard has gone on trial for assisting in the murder of 3,518 prisoners at Sachsenhausen near Berlin. Josef S is accused of complicity in the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war and the murder of others with Zyklon B gas. Time is running […]

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German man who used WW2 tank to plough snow convicted of owning illegal weapons, handed hefty fine

A man in Germany was convicted of illegal weapons possession after he was found to own an extensive personal arsenal including a tank. The 84-year-old pensioner has been handed a suspended prison sentence of 14 months and has been ordered to pay a fine of €250,000. Officials found the tank and other World War Two-era […]