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US Tested 'Tsunami Bomb'

Tsunami Bomb

Newly uncovered research reveals the United States and New Zealand tested a "tsunami bomb" during World War II, the Telegraph reports. The bomb reportedly uses underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves designed to destroy coastal cities. New Zealand author and filmmaker Ray Waru uncovered the top secret operation, dubbed "Project Seal," while researching military files buried in the national archives, according to the Telegraph.


War-time allies hushed up Katyn massacre of Poles: documents

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill hushed up evidence the Soviet secret police had killed thousands of Polish men in the Katyn forest in 1940 for fear of alienating World War Two ally Josef Stalin, newly-declassified documents show.


Controlled explosion of WWII bomb ignites fires

World War II Bomb Detonation

Nearly 3,000 residents were evacuated from the heart of Munich on Tuesday before explosives experts detonated the remains of an undetonated, 550-pound World War II bomb, Andy Eckardt of NBC News reports. Bales of straw which had been placed around the bomb to cushion the shock of the detonation were set ablaze and thrown through the air by the detonation, according to the European Pressphoto Agency. Some of them landed on the roofs of neighboring buildings and ignited fires.


Germany homes evacuated after WWII bomb found

More than 2,500 residents were evacuated from the heart of Munich late Monday night after construction workers found an unexploded 550-pound World War II bomb.


Video: 7,000 paintballers re-enact D-Day

7,000 paintball and history buffs from more than 20 countries gather to re-enact the World War II battle of D-Day.


AP apologizes for firing reporter over WWII scoop

In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history. He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France.


London's biggest protest since Iraq war in 2003

More than 250,000 people took to London's streets to protest the toughest spending cuts since World War II - one of the largest demonstrations since the Iraq war - as riot police clashed with a small groups. More than 200 people were arrested.


'King's Speech' leads Globes with 7 nominations

'King's Speech' leads Globes with 7 nominations

The King's Speech, the acclaimed historical drama about King George VI's triumph over a speech disorder at the brink of World War II, received the most nominations — seven — for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced this morning.


Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says

Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says

A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad.


British government outlines big spending cuts

British government outlines big spending cuts

Britain outlined the sharpest cuts to public spending since World War II on Wednesday.


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