World War II bombings - updates

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Germany asks Polish forgiveness 80 years after WWII outbreak

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:44 PM

'I bow my head before the Polish victims of Germany's tyranny. And I ask forgiveness, says German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

THE WAR. In this file photo taken on September 06, 1939, Germans tanks cross a river into Polish territory. Nazi forces invade Poland from the west on September 1, 1939, prompting Britain and France to declare war on Berlin two days later. Photo by AFP

Japan PM Abe visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit the port city where more than 250 people were killed during World War II bombing raids – the worst-ever foreign attacks on Australia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) lay wreaths at the Cenotaph War Memorial during a two-day visit to Darwin on November 16, 2018.  Glenn Campbell / POOL / AFP

Hong Kong police disarm third WWII bomb discovered this year

May 11, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The ordnance, which lay dormant for more than 70 years before its discovery on Thursday, is of the same model as two other bombs discovered in January at the site, where work is underway to build a new metro railway station

HONG KONG BOMB. This handout photo taken on May 11, 2018 and provided by the Hong Kong Police, shows police from the explosive ordinance disposal unit placing sandbags around a US-made bomb (bottom L) dropped during World War II that was found inside a construction site at the junction of Convention Avenue and Hung Hing Road in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. Handout photo by Hong Kong Police/AFP

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

May 08, 2017 - 12:35 AM

Local authorities arrange sports cultural and leisure activities for residents affected by the evacuation

Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation

Feb 12, 2017 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED Around 70 000 people evacuate ahead of the operation to defuse the bomb

Military personnel of the Hellenic Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team stand at the site of a World War II bomb in Kordelio, a suburb of Thessaloniki, on February 12, 2017, ahead of an operation to defuse the bomb.  Greek authorities on February 11 began evacuating some 70,000 people. The bomb, containing nearly 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives, was unearthed in the northern city during road works last week and is due to be defused on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDIS

Dozens evacuated after WWII bomb found near Hong Kong campus

Jan 23, 2017 - 5:05 PM

UPDATED Building workers and 67 residents of a university hall are moved after the 500 pound 227 kg US made bomb is unearthed on Pok Fu Lam Road

Over 2,000 evacuated as WWII bomb found in Hong Kong

Feb 06, 2014 - 11:36 PM

More than 2 000 people were evacuated in central Hong Kong Thursday after a World War II bomb was discovered on a construction site

EVACUATED. A hotel staff member and a fireman talk on their walkie-talkies near the site where a World War II-era bomb weighing almost a tonne was discovered in Hong Kong on February 6, 2014. Photo by Philippe Lopez / AFP