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FILE - In this March 24, 1938, file photo, German standard bearers parade past Maj. Gen. Fedor von Bock, commander of all armed forces in the Austrian territory, center, on grandstand on the Kingstrasse in front of the Memorial of Honor, as the troops reach Vienna. Beside him wearing overcoat is Dr. Seysz Incuart. World War II references are now heard daily, not because another momentous 75th anniversary, Victory in Europe Day approaches in May but because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo, File)

Virus causes surge in WW II references, but is it merited?

Mar. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the first week of June 2019, World War II was on many people's minds. It was the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a week filled with events honoring the sacrifice and blood of tens of thousands of Allied soldiers that was spilled on the French beaches. Leaders from the United States, Britain,...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, photo, Al Noor mosque shooting survivor Temel Atacocugu points to the scar of a bullet wound in his arm during an interview at his home in Christchurch, New Zealand. When the gunman walked into the mosque, Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man's face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit. Time slowed. Temel saw a puff of smoke come from the raised gun, felt a bullet smash into his teeth, and thought:

Shot 9 times during mosque massacre, survivor overcomes fear

Mar. 15, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — When the gunman walked into the Al Noor mosque, Temel Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man’s face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit. Time slowed. Atacocugu saw a puff of smoke come from the raised...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. International judges on Wednesday March 11, 2020, postponed an appeal hearing for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic against his convictions on charges including genocide because Mladic is due to undergo surgery. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

Mladic appeal hearing postponed due to scheduled surgery

Mar. 11, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International judges on Wednesday postponed an appeal hearing for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic against his convictions on charges including genocide because Mladic is due to undergo surgery. The hearing had been scheduled for March 17-18 at the International...

Dutch king apologizes for colonial killings in Indonesia

Mar. 10, 2020 5:55 AM EDT

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands apologized Tuesday for his country's aggression during its colonial rule of Indonesia and formally recognized the Southeast Asian country's independence date, in his first state visit to the former Dutch colony. The king's apology was...

FILE - This Oct. 27, 2019 file photo shows passers by pausing outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue, that killed 11 worshippers. Nearly $5.5 million that poured in from donors after the 2018 attack is being distributed according to a plan outlined Monday by Jewish groups. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Plan outlined for donations in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Mar. 9, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — About $5.5 million that poured in from donors after the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is being distributed according to a plan outlined Monday by Jewish groups. The largest share, just over $3 million, will go to the families of those killed and to two people...

Gunmen kill 43 in attacks on 2 villages in Burkina Faso

Mar. 9, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 43 people in attacks on two villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said Monday. Armed men attacked Dinguila and Barga villages in Yatenga province, the government said in a statement on Monday. The military was dispatched to secure the...

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 photo Samuel Ike, of Cambridge, Mass., left, dressed in the role of Revolutionary War-era African American abolitionist Prince Hall, walks past the grave with red flowers of the victims of the 1770 shooting by British soldiers, known as the Boston Massacre, at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. The city is marking the 250th anniversary of the massacre that helped spark the Revolutionary War. The Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a public tribute Thursday at the grave of the five victims of the violent conflict with British soldiers on March 5, 1770. The grave of founding father Samuel Adams rests at right. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tributes, protest mark 250th anniversary of Boston Massacre

Mar. 5, 2020 9:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Solemn ceremonies and a protest marked the 250th anniversary Thursday of the massacre in Boston that helped spark the Revolutionary War. A wreath was laid at the grave of the five victims of the fateful conflict, and colonial re-enactors fired their muskets in salute during a morning tribute...

US deports former Guatemalan soldier wanted in 1982 massacre

Mar. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Guatemalan sergeant who acknowledged participating in a massacre in 1982 during the country's civil war was deported Tuesday by U.S. authorities. Gilberto Jordan, 64, is the third former Guatemalan soldier to be deported to face war crime charges for that massacre, said the...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Mexican writer and activist Javier Sicilia, from left, Julian LeBaron and brother Adrian, pose for photos during a press conference in Mexico City. Julian LeBaron, a prominent member of a community of U.S.-Mexican dual citizens living in northern Mexico that was shattered by the November massacre of three women and six children along a rural road has fled to the United States after an apparent threat on his life. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Outspoken gang critic LeBarón flees threat in Mexico for US

Feb. 29, 2020 7:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prominent member of a community of U.S.-Mexican dual citizens living in northern Mexico that was shattered by the November massacre of three women and six children along a rural road has fled to the United States after an apparent threat on his life. Julián LeBarón, who has...

Kosovo: 2nd former fighter refuses war crimes court summons

Feb. 25, 2020 11:20 AM EST

VLORA, Albania (AP) — A former independence fighter in Kosovo said Tuesday that he would not submit to questioning by a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Faik Zogaj is the second former fighter out of 270 summoned so far to refuse...