Troops aid evacuations in flood-ravaged northern England

World Dec 28, 2015

Troops aid evacuations in flood-ravaged northern England

British soldiers helped evacuate hundreds of people from rising floodwaters in the historic city of York on Sunday, after heavy rainfall inundated towns and cities across northern England. Prime Minister David Cameron pledged more military help for the region as the army was deployed to ...

National / History May 26, 2015

Suspicion taints war dead from Philippines

by Atsushi Kodera

The remains of some 15,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II continue to lie in undignified government storage after the media raised suspicions five years ago that the deceased include those of local residents obtained by profiteering grave robbers.

Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'

World Aug 26, 2014

Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'

Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had captured a group of Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission" — but Moscow said they had ended up there by mistake. The Ukrainian military meanwhile reported pro-Russian separatist forces were shelling the ...