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Winston Churchill's painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record; sells for more than $11.5 million
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Winston Churchill's painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record; sells for more than $11.5 million

The only painting that Britain’s wartime prime minister completed during the 1939-45 conflict, it was completed after the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Ronald Reagan's secy of state George Shultz dies at 100; Republican was oldest Cabinet member in US history
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Ronald Reagan's secy of state George Shultz dies at 100; Republican was oldest Cabinet member in US history

Shultz spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in West Asia

The Friday List: From a virtual edition of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival to a talk on Spanish sherry, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a virtual edition of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival to a talk on Spanish sherry, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Walter Bernstein, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, World War II correspondent, dies at 101 after bout of pneumonia
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Walter Bernstein, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, World War II correspondent, dies at 101 after bout of pneumonia

A World War II correspondent for the military who also had been published in The New Yorker, Bernstein was at the start of what seemed a promising film career when the Cold War and anti-Communist paranoia led to his being blacklisted in 1950.

The Friday List: From Bridgerton, Margazhi music festival to FirstAct play Star Light, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Bridgerton, Margazhi music festival to FirstAct play Star Light, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

G20 summit: COVID-19 pandemic biggest challenge world is facing since World War II, says Narendra Modi
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G20 summit: COVID-19 pandemic biggest challenge world is facing since World War II, says Narendra Modi

Modi also said that "Work from Anywhere" is a new normal in the post-COVID world and suggested the creation of a virtual G20 secretariat

Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94
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Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94

Morris was a prolific and accomplished author and journalist who wrote dozens of books in a variety of genres and was a first-hand witness to history.

In The Great Secret, Jennet Conant explores the link between a WWII tragedy and a cancer breakthrough
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In The Great Secret, Jennet Conant explores the link between a WWII tragedy and a cancer breakthrough

The Great Secret is at its heart a scientific detective saga starring Alexander in its first half and Rhoads in its second, as the raw material of Alexander's dogged scientific work is transformed into the effective (and sometimes not so effective) standard cancer treatment of chemotherapy.

World War II giant Tallboy bomb explodes during neutralisation near Swinoujscie in Poland; no injuries
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World War II giant Tallboy bomb explodes during neutralisation near Swinoujscie in Poland; no injuries

The Tallboy bomb was designed by British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis and was used by the Royal Air Force to destroy large Nazi-controlled objects through underground shocks

Permanent seat in UNSC neither necessary nor only way for India to assert its ‘arrival’ on global centrestage
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Permanent seat in UNSC neither necessary nor only way for India to assert its ‘arrival’ on global centrestage

The changed world offers examples like Germany, Japan and Israel who have stitched alternative arrangements that could be multilateral (EU), bilateral (US-Israel), regional or creatively/strategically relevant, eg, the Quad

World on Fire: SonyLIV period drama takes viewers on an immersive journey of life during World War II
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World on Fire: SonyLIV period drama takes viewers on an immersive journey of life during World War II

Where World on Fire scores heavily is its honest portrayal of the cost of war: the end of regular life, normal worries, everyday cares, possibly forever.

Seventy-five years since the Hiroshima bombing: Preserving survivors' messages of peace
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Seventy-five years since the Hiroshima bombing: Preserving survivors' messages of peace

From welcoming visitors into their homes in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to lecturing on cruise ships, survivors have shared their message of peace with audiences at home and abroad, including with the world’s political and religious leaders

'How could you get used to the horror?': German court convicts 93-yr-old ex-Stutthof concentration camp guard
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'How could you get used to the horror?': German court convicts 93-yr-old ex-Stutthof concentration camp guard

Bruno Dey was convicted of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder by the Hamburg state court, news agency dpa reported

Greyhound movie review: Tom Hanks’ naval thriller struggles to stay afloat in WWII’s hell and high waters
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Greyhound movie review: Tom Hanks’ naval thriller struggles to stay afloat in WWII’s hell and high waters

Greyhound is not the movie to expect an Oscar-worthy Tom Hanks performance or an unflinching World War II portrait.

Why the defacement of Winston Churchill's statue in London stirs Bengalis 77 years since the famine
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Why the defacement of Winston Churchill's statue in London stirs Bengalis 77 years since the famine

While there are massive statues of Winston Churchill commemorating his 'historical significance', acknowledgment of the Bengal Famine, let alone any memorialisation of it, has been ostentatiously forgone

Vera Lynn, known for inspiring the UK soldiers with her songs during World War II, passes away aged 103
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Vera Lynn, known for inspiring the UK soldiers with her songs during World War II, passes away aged 103

Vera Lynn hosted popular BBC radio show during the war called Sincerely Yours in which she sent messages to British troops abroad and performed the songs they requested.

Victory in Europe Day 2020: Coronavirus dampens celebration as Boris Johnson urges Britons to show
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Victory in Europe Day 2020: Coronavirus dampens celebration as Boris Johnson urges Britons to show "same spirit of national endeavour" during pandemic

Victory in Europe Day is observed on 8 May and marks the day in 1945 when Britain and its allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany. The move brought an end to the war in Europe.

Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea
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Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany

Spelling Bee cancels national finals for first time since World War II due to coronavirus pandemic
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Spelling Bee cancels national finals for first time since World War II due to coronavirus pandemic

The announcement has come a month after the Spelling Bee championship was suspended.