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Mark Ruffalo And Hugh Laurie Join Netflix's World War 2 Thriller ‘All The Light We Cannot See’

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

Actors Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie to play leads opposite actress Aria Mia Loberti in Netflix’s upcoming series.

WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

US Army Sgt John Gonsalves, 22 wrote a letter to his mother which would sit unopened for more than 75 years before being found in a US Postal Service distribution facility in Pittsburgh.


G4 Countries Knock At The UNSC Door For Entry As Reforms Awaited For Over Two Decades

It is over two decades since the talk of UNSC reforms began, but so far nothing has changed. Despite demands by other major countries, like the group of four(G-4) promise of expansion of the UNSC remains just talk, nothing substantial has happened yet.

Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie Is About J. Robert Oppenheimer, Father Of Atomic Bomb

Sep 10, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Plot details are sketchy but the story will focus on Oppenheimer, who is considered one of the fathers of the atom bomb.


Japan Solemn But Unapologetic As It Marks 76th Anniversary Of WWII Defeat

At an event to commemorate the historic event, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.

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03 August, 2021

German Court Convicts 84-Year-Old Man For WWII Weapons Arsenal

Associated Press (AP)

The state district in the northern city of Kiel handed the man a suspended prison sentence of 14 months and ordered him to pay a fine of 250,000 euros ($300,000), the German news agency DPA reported.


26 July, 2021

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

Associated Press (AP)

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday


21 July, 2021

US Life Expectancy In 2020 Saw Biggest Drop Since WWII

Associated Press (AP)

The drop spelled out mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline


07 March, 2021

Sikh Fighter Pilot Memorial To Be Erected In UK To Honour Indians Who Fought World Wars

Outlook Web Bureau

The sculpture of an early 20th century Sikh fighter pilot, cricketer and golfer from Oxford University shall be constructed in the England port city of Southampton


16 December, 2020

Family Mistakes WWII Grenade For Fossil And Bring It Home

Outlook Web Bureau

The mother said the grenade was shaped like a bone and didn't have a metallic surface to ignite suspicion


12 December, 2020

Only Officer Who Served In All Three Armed Forces Turns 100

Outlook Web Bureau

Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill (retired) is the only officer who has served all the three defence services; Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.


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08 December, 2020

Chuck Yeager, First To Break Sound Barrier, Dies At 97

Associated Press (AP)

The World War II pilot was from a small town in the hills of West Virginia, and flew for more than 60 years.


28 November, 2020

Roma Bomb Shock: WWII Devices Found At Training Ground

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A reported 20 bombs were dug up at the club's Trigoria headquarters, as Roma prepared to build a new training pitch


17 November, 2020

‘A Debt That Society Owes’: How India Remembers Its World War Soldiers

Saumya Kalia

As Commonwealth countries observe Remembrance Day this month, can India eulogise its soldiers without seeing their memory as a colonial relic?


16 November, 2020

Former Navy Officer Who Served During World War II Dies At 97

PTI

Vice Admiral John Thomas Goslin Pereira was among the last surviving naval officers who served during the Second World War


06 November, 2020

UN To Commemorate All Victims Of World War II On December 1

Associated Press (AP)

World War II is considered the deadliest conflict in history, involving the vast majority of countries and leading to the deaths of an estimated 70 million to 85 million people


27 August, 2020

Thinking About Forced Break? Think About Sir Don Bradman And WW II: Sachin Tendulkar

PTI

Sachin Tendulkar has asked the worried athletes to find inspiration from Sir Donald Bradman, who missed out on eight years of Test cricket between 1939 to 1945 due to World War II


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23 April, 2020

Coronavirus Kills World War 2 Veteran In US, 100 Years After His Twin Died Of Spanish Flu

AFP

The deadliest pandemic in modern history, Spanish flu killed an estimated 50 million victims and infected around 500 million around the world.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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