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The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday ruled against a damages suit filed by a man in his late seventies who was forcibly sterilised as a young teenager in 1957 under Japan’s eugenics protection law.

Court rules against man forcibly sterilised in 1957

The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday ruled against a damages suit filed by a man in his late seventies who was forcibly sterilised as a young teenager in 1957 under Japan’s eugenics protection law.
Katie Miller, press secretary to vice-president Mike Pence, has tested positive for Covid-19. Patrick Semansky-Associated Press

Mike Pence spokeswoman tests positive for spokesperson

The US vice president’s spokeswoman became the second White House staff this week to test positive for the coronavirus, officials said Friday, even as President Donald Trump continued to go mask-free at a World War II commemoration with veterans in their 90s.
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Boko Haram: Senate condemns Plateau killings, abductions

The Senate on Wednesday condemned the abduction and killings of Nigerian citizens from Plateau State by Boko Haram.
A framed portrait of Adolf Hitler is pictured on November 20, 2019, at the Hermann Historica auction house in Grasbrunn near Munich, southern Germany, prior to an auction of personal belongings from German dictator Adolf Hitler and other notorious World War II Nazi leaders. (Matthias Balk/dpa/AFP)

Lebanese businessman donates Hitler items to Israeli fundraisers

Lebanese businessman has donated items of Nazi memorabilia he bought at a controversial auction in Germany last week to Israeli fundraisers.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Matt Bevin. Bryan Woolston-Getty Images-AFP

At Trump impeachment hearings, ‘American Dream’ looms large

As impeachment hearings play out in Washington, high-level officials, many of them immigrants or children of immigrants, who have testified before Congress are being forced to defend their loyalty to the United States.
Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

Pope: Vatican’s archives will no longer be secret

Pope Francis announced on Monday a change in the name of the Vatican’s famous archives, saying they will no longer be known as “secret.”
Archbishop Buti Tlhagale

South Africa Catholic bishops counter authorities, say attacks xenophobic

Catholic Bishops of South Africa have said the claim by the South African authorities that the attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country by some South Africans were not xenophobic was incorrect.
German President Frank Walter Steinmeier apologises for Hitler’s carpet bombing of Poland city of Wielun 80 years ago

Germany apologises to Poland for WWII bombing of Wielun

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday asked Poland’s forgiveness for history’s bloodiest conflict during a ceremony in the Polish city of Wielun, where the first World War II bombs fell 80 years ago.
Jean de Dieu Momo

Cameroon apologises for “anti-Semitic” comments

The Cameroon government has expressed "sincere regret" to Israel over comments made by a minister who compared the Bamileke people to Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on November 15, 2018. - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled against a rebellion over her draft Brexit deal on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her. (Photo by Matt Dunham / POOL / AFP)

British premier bids to win over the public in Brexit deal battle

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the public on Friday to defend her Brexit deal as she battles to salvage the agreement and her own political future.
Marco Ofenstein from Rhineland-Palatinate's bomb disposal team works on the disposal of a World War II aerial bomb in Ludwigshafen, western Germany, on August 26, 2018.Around 18,500 people had to leave their houses in an evacuation measure due to the bomb disposal. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Uwe Anspach / Germany OUT

WWII bomb defused in Germany after 18,500 evacuated

A German bomb disposal team on Sunday successfully defused an unexploded World War II bomb that had forced the evacuation of 18,500 people in the city of Ludwigshafen.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on July 8, 2018. ABIR SULTAN - POOL - AFP

Israeli’s Benjamin Netanyahu defends controversial deal on Polish Holocaust law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended a controversial deal on a Polish Holocaust law, but hinted he could take further action after scathing criticism from historians.

Facts about Kremlin critics murdered in Ukraine

Kiev on Wednesday admitted staging the murder of anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko in an elaborate operation by its security services to thwart an alleged Russian plot to kill him.

UN chief warns against neo-Nazism ‘spreading cancer’

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has decried the recent resurfacing of Neo-Nazi messages and political movements that either claims neo-Nazi affiliation or make use of its symbols and hateful language, describing it as ‘spreading cancer.’

North Korea to rejoin South’s time zone

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would move the country’s clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South’s time zone as a conciliatory gesture after Friday’s inter-Korean summit, Seoul said Sunday.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

German police began evacuating thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station on Friday, as bomb disposal experts prepare to move in to defuse an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site.

Israel rages as Poland’s Holocaust law takes effect

A controversial law passed by Poland’s government that fines or jails those who blame the Polish people or state for Nazi atrocities committed during World War II took effect on Thursday.

Poland defends PM Mateusz Morawiecki over Holocaust remark denounced by Israel

Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "unacceptable" and tantamount to denying the Holocaust.

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