Vacation homes for sale in the German town of Prora, on the Baltic island of Ruegen, feature private saunas and sea views at a steep discount to similar properties nearby. The catch? They’re part of a dilapidated complex of identical, unadorned blocks built by Adolf Hitler to house 20,000 workers on Nazi party-sponsored vacations.
Syria’s opposition fighters must do more to respect the laws of war after an Internet video appeared to show a rebel leader mutilating and biting into the heart and liver of a dead enemy soldier, Human Rights Watch said.
Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior member of the country’s biggest Islamic party to death, a verdict that threatens to inflame tensions in the country after 14 people were killed in rioting this week.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to heed their countries’ “very significant common interests” in Syria and redouble efforts to end the war that’s destabilizing the Middle East.
The United Nations today failed to clear up conflicting claims about chemical weapons in Syria, after a former war-crimes prosecutor said there were signs that rebels, not government forces, had used sarin gas.
Visiting China in 1928, when a rising Japan had begun to prey on its neighbor, the Japanese poet Akiko Yosano took a surprisingly broad-minded view of anti-Japanese passion among the Chinese: “It’s surely frightful from the imperialists’ point of view,” she wrote in her travelogue, “but for the Chinese people it must be celebrated in the name of humanity.”
Jewish leaders from around the world called on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to do more to stem rising anti-Semitism in the country as the premier urged “zero tolerance” for nationalist hatred.