Caroline McRobbie

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UN: South Sudan army raped girls and burned them alive

Report by UN mission in South Sudan says recent military campaign was notable for its "brutality and intensity".<p>The UN has accused South Sudan's army of raping and then burning girls alive inside their homes during its recent campaign, a report by its mission in the country said.<p>The statement, …

South Sudan

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French ministers and business too

The latest WikiLeaks report says the US National Security Agency spied more extensively on top French officials in an apparent bid to seek information on economic policy, exports and trade.<p>Jointly published by the French newspaper Liberation and the online outlet Mediapart, the allegations follow …

Texas attorney general attacks 'lawless' supreme court ruling on gay marriage

The attorney general of one of America’s most conservative states has vowed to personally defend marriage clerks who refuse to register gay unions on religious grounds.<p>The move has sparked speculation that lawsuits could be in the offing challenging states’ obligations to deliver marriage equality …

Same-sex Marriage

Kuwait says in 'state of war' with militants, warns of other cells

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait’s interior minister said on Tuesday the Gulf Arab country was at war with Islamist militants and would strike out at cells believed to be on its soil.<p>Crowds surround the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait …

Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more …

Ukraine ceasefire: 'There is shooting all the time'

“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the basement of a block of flats, near the remains of what not long ago was Donetsk international airport.<p>“There is shooting all the time,” he said. A 47-year-old …

Iran and powers set to miss deadline as nuclear deal remains elusive

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon were not cut off.<p>U.S. Secretary of Energy …

Islamic State bomb attack on Houthi rebel leaders in Yemen leaves 28 dead

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on two Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics say killed at least 28 people, including eight women.<p>The car bomb targeted Houthi rebel chief brothers Faycal and Hamid Jayache during a gathering to mourn the death of a family …

The Full Letter Written By The FBI To Martin Luther King Has Been Revealed

Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my personal heroes. Not just because of his outsized contribution to the civil rights movement, but because of his …

'You filthy, abnormal animal’: graphic contents of anonymous letter sent by FBI to Martin Luther King

Civil rights leader was urged to kill himself over ‘sexual orgies' with 'evil playmates'<p>The graphic contents of an anonymous letter in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation called Martin Luther King a “filthy abnormal animal” have been made public for the first time.<p>Written in 1964 by a deputy …

David Stockman: Woodrow Wilson's War & Why The Entire 20th Century Was A Mistake

<i>Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog</i>,<b>The Epochal Consequences Of Woodrow Wilson’s War</b> <i>Remarks by David Stockman</i><i>Committee for the …

ABC's 'The Astronaut Wives Club' Is A Mesmerizing Slice Of American History And Character

After a year delay, Thursday’s premier of ABC’s <i>The Astronaut Wives Club</i> was met by a somewhat lukewarm response from critics and audiences. But throwing in the towel on this absorbing period drama would be a mistake. It’s not just a show for women about women either, but about a transformative time …

Jim Crow to America: Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years

On June 17, 1822, Denmark Vesey and five others were going to revolt to kill slaveholders and free the people they held as slaves so they could …

The Declaration of Causes of Seceding States

Georgia<p>The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their …

America(*): Happy (Founding) Fathers Day

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776<p>The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America<p>hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for …

June 21, 1788: U.S. Constitution ratified

New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the …

Rhode Island

Smithsonian overhauls American History Museum

WASHINGTON – A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney’s cotton gin and Thomas Edison’s light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple’s iPhone …

Blasts from the past: photographing the American civil war in 2015

620,000 dead, cities in ruin ... the civil war decimated the United States. To mark the 150th anniversary of its end, Guardian photographer David Levene took a trip across America to re-create some of the most iconic photographs taken at the time<p>I was wading into the North Anna river, camera in …

Was the US justified in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War? You debate

For years debate has raged over whether the US was right to drop two atomic bombs on Japan during the final weeks of the Second World War. The first …

Remembrance Day

The dog who risked all to save 'secret' prisoners of the Second World War

Judy the pointer chanced her life many times to protect British PoWs. Now the story of how she forged a special bond with one man has been told in a book in time for the anniversary of VJ Day<p>Maybe the Japanese guards suspected something. They started scouring the barracks inch by inch, methodically …

Occupation children shunned in post-war Germany and Austria

<b>When Christa Wais was born in September 1946, her Austrian mother had already lost contact with her father, a major in the Red Army.</b><p>Her parents had met at the theatre in the town of St Poelten, west of Vienna.<p>Her mother visited her father frequently in the eastern province of Burgenland where he …

From the archive, 8 June 1942: Editorial: German home front

All available evidence from inside Germany points to two paramount preoccupations at the present time - the larder and the wardrobe. The food in this country is incomparably better than the food in Germany has been since last winter, our clothes are better, and few people here are expected to work …

Sir Winston Churchill, the rarely-seen photos

New footage emerges of aviatrix Amelia Earhart before her doomed final flight

Home movie believed to be final film heralding Amelia Earhart's departure from California on famous final journey to be released<p>It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California …

From the archive, 10 June 1856: 'Civil war' in Kansas threatens to spread

<b>New York, Wednesday, May 28.</b><br>The next home topic of engrossing interest is the tragedy that is being enacted in Kansas. So determined are our rulers at Washington that slavery shall be crammed down the throats of the free-state settlers in that territory, that their homes are burned to the ground, …

War

6 Magna Carta myths explained

Dr Ariel Hessayon explores six common myths associated with Magna Carta, and reveals how our shared perception of it owes more to events in the 17th …

Magna Carta