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Visitor touring bunkers built during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in The Hague on June 18, 2017. Once buried under heaps of sand and rubble, these are getting a new lease on life as major tourist attractions, in the process helping to heal tender wounds that remains until today. Photo: AFP
Visitor touring bunkers built during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands in The Hague on June 18, 2017. More than 870 bunkers of different shapes and sizes were constructed of reinforced concrete. Today around 470 of them can still be found in the Dutch capital's dunes and forests. Photo: AFP
Once buried under heaps of sand and rubble, this network of bunkers and tunnels is a remnant of Hitler's 'Atlantikwall', a coastal defence stretching 5,000 kilometres from northern Norway to southern France. Photo: AFP

Dutch dust off 'painful' Nazi bunkers for tourism and healing

July 25
THE HAGUE — Just behind The Hague's sandy beaches under the dunes lie dozens of Nazi bunkers built during World War...
William and Harry had ‘short’ chat with Diana on day she died

William and Harry had ‘short’ chat...

July 23

LONDON — Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry have revealed they talked to their mother Princess Diana on the day she died and that the “short” conversation now weighs ...

Salvador Dali exhumed to test if fortune teller is his daughter

Salvador Dali exhumed to test if...

July 21

FIGUERAS (Spain) — Forensics experts exhumed Salvador Dali’s remains from a tomb in his Spanish hometown on Thursday (July 20), nearly three decades after his death, in order to...

Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts

Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off...

July 21

BODRUM (Turkey) – At least two people were killed on the Greek island of Kos on Friday (July 21) when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday...

Wolves to the slaughter: France approves cull to save sheep

Wolves to the slaughter: France...

July 21

PARIS — The French government on Thursday (July 20) gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountainous areas where sheep are under sustained attack.

Russia probes fidget spinners over health fears

Russia probes fidget spinners over...

July 19

MOSCOW — Russia’s state consumer watchdog warned on Tuesday (July 18) over possible harmful effects on children from an addiction to fidget spinners, the craze sweeping...

Cardinal's conundrum over copyright of Mother Teresa's sari

Cardinal's conundrum over copyright...

July 18

ROME — The famous white sari with three blue borders worn by saint Mother Teresa has been copyrighted by nuns, and one of the Vatican's top cardinals is not pleased.

On third MH17 anniversary, families to unveil 'living memorial'

On third MH17 anniversary, families...

July 17

VIJFHUIZEN (Netherlands) – Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, more than 2,000 relatives gathered on Monday (July 17) to unveil a ...

Parents make legal bid to save terminally ill British baby

Parents make legal bid to save...

July 14

LONDON — The parents of a terminally ill British baby whose life support is to be withdrawn were in court on Thursday (July 14) to hear new evidence for his possible treatment,...