David Cameron
David Cameron

LONDON — Britain on Saturday held nationwide commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.

David Cameron
David Cameron
British Queen Elizabeth II, members of the Royal Family and Prime Minister David Cameron attended a service of Remembrance with veterans, former Prisoners of War (POWs) at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in central London. (Britain-WWII Commemoration)
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THE HAGUE — Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte attended a memorial on Saturday in The Hague to commemorate the surrender of Japan 70 years ago.
The remembrance ceremony is organized each year on August 15 at the Indisch Monument (the Indies Monument) in The Hague to commemorate the Dutch citizens and soldiers killed during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, in World War II. (The Netherlands-WWII Commemoration)
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JAKARTA — Indonesian transport ministry said on Sunday that local resident have reported that they have seen the missing plane hit a mountain.
“According to the (local) community, the plane hit Mount Tangok in Pengunungan Bintang district,” Suprasetyo, director general of the air transport of the transport ministry, told a press conference held at the ministry. (Indonesia-Plane Crash)
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ISLAMABAD — At least 15 people were killed including the home minister of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province and over 10 others injured in a suicide attack at a political camp in Attock district on Sunday, officials said.
Spokesperson of the rescue department, Deeba Shehnaz, said 15 bodies were shifted to hospital while two of the injured were in critical condition and treated in the intensive care unit. (Pakistan-Suicide Bombing)
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RAMADI, Iraq, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — A total of 42 people were killed on Sunday in a suicide truck bombing and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said. (Iraq-IS-Suicide Bombing) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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