Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 17:16 GMT - AFP IS CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT after dignitaries, Holocaust survivors and others gathered at Auschwitz-Birkenau's "Death Gate" to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of the infamous concentration camp. Survivors spoke tearfully of the horrors of life in the camp -- recalling the smell of burning flesh, the arbitrary violence and daily humiliation -- and exhorted the world to never again stand by and let xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism go unchecked. Others warned that the virus of anti-Semitism was spreading once again, with a deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris this month the latest in a string of anti-Semitic assaults in Europe. 17:01 GMT - Survivors honoured - Delegates to the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz return to their seats after placing candles of remembrance.
BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood Tuesday before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.
LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.