World leaders come together virtually to mark the event as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body.
Around 1.2 million Japanese soldiers, who died overseas during Tokyo’s military rampage across Asia in the early 20th century, are believed to be scattered across remote islands in the South Pacific, in northern China, Mongolia and Russia.
On May 8, 1945, French colonial forces launched a wave of repression in Algeria that killed thousands - the same day Europeans celebrated the end of World War II.
Forced to postpone the country's traditional May 9 Victory Day celebrations by the coronavirus pandemic, Putin rescheduled the parade for just a week ahead of a July 1 public vote on controversial constitutional reforms.
As teenagers, the sisters lived with their parents in Stalingrad, the city now known as Volgograd that saw one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. They were separated in 1942 as civilians were being evacuated to escape Nazi encirclement.
For 63 days between August and October 1944, the Polish Home Army fought against the Nazis in an effort to liberate Warsaw. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
The wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen as well as Myanmar's genocide of the Rohingya Muslims highlight the need for international justice now more than ever. Is justice only possible when the conflict has a clear victor?
Underground hospitals were crucial during World War II to protect patients and medical workers from bombardments. And now they are being built in Syria to protect medical staff, equipment and injured civilians.
Used by Nazis for encryption, the machine was bought by a collector from the flea market for 100 euros, who later put it up for sale at the Bucharest auction house Artmark.
Three quarters of a century after 34,000 people were killed by Nazi German troops and local Ukrainian forces, Jews in Ukraine still live in uncertainty amid rising nationalism.
The coding device Adolf Hitler used to exchange personal messages with his generals during World War II has been sold on eBay.
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