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2007-05-20 12:00:00

Looking back at the first weeks after World War II, a French lieutenant named Henri Francois-Poncet despaired at ever fulfilling his mission to establish the fate of French inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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2007-01-24 13:35:00

A boat that plied the coast of the Holy Land 1,300 years ago carrying fish, carobs and olives is helping researchers better understand a little-known period in the region's history.

2006-08-01 11:29:36

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson on Tuesday apo

2006-07-28 12:40:14

WARSAW (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it would decide next year whether to rename the Auschwitz death camp, a U.N. World Heritage site in Poland, to make clear that it was operated by Germans not Poles.

2006-07-28 12:20:03

The July 12 story from Warsaw headlined "Poland wins name change for Auschwitz death camp" is withdrawn.

2006-07-25 14:44:39

By Torrye Jones NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. art museums have not done enough to determine whether they hold art looted from Holocaust victims, a Jewish advocacy group said on Tuesday.

2006-07-24 09:57:05

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon landed in Haifa and across northern Israel on Monday, wounding several people, rescue services said. Three people were wounded in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, where eight rockets landed, local police said.

2006-07-23 03:23:56

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - A fresh Hizbollah rocket barrage killed two people and seriously wounded several others in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, medics said. They said rockets hit at least two apartments.

2006-07-23 03:13:40

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - One person was killed in a Hizbollah rocket attack on the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, medics said.

2006-07-23 03:02:55

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Hizbollah rockets slammed into the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, witnesses said. There was no immediate word on casualties.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.