Diana Kurucz

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Nigeria schoolgirl tells House of Lords of brutal Boko Haram attack

Victoria Yohanna, 15, was one of more than 400 people taken prisoner during an attack by Boko Haram in January<p>A Nigerian schoolgirl will tell the House of Lords today of her terrifying ordeal during one of the biggest ever mass abductions carried out by the Boko Haram terrorist sect.<p>Victoria …

Ankara terrorist attack: What does it mean for Turkey?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The toll from Saturday's twin bombings in Ankara is appalling enough -- the deadliest single terrorist attack on Turkish soil. But the atrocity will also have consequences far beyond the bloody scene adjacent to Ankara's railway terminus.<p>Turkey may face a heightened campaign of such …

36 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't know About Africa

Reply<p>Friday, September 11, 2015 A+ A-<p>http://www.fullyreported.com/2015/09/36-amazing-things-you-probably-didnt.html<p>1. The Gambia has only one …

South Africa

DNA from 4,500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans

DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa.<p>Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that the first groups of modern humans left Africa roughly 70,000 years ago, stopping in the Middle East en route to …

Anthropology

Ice fjords to dancefloors: a weekend in Ilulissat, Greenland

With its rumbling ice fjord and a harbour bobbing with bergs, Ilulissat’s glorious setting is a huge enticer for travellers to Greenland.<p>But there’s no need to wrap up and hop onto a sled for this Arctic adventure (unless you want to). Ilulissat is Greenland’s third-largest town, with enough …

Is it time to go back to Nepal?

On 25 April and 12 May 2015, deadly earthquakes struck central Nepal, causing catastrophic damage to Kathmandu and the surrounding valleys. Harrowing pictures of magnificent temples turned to rubble and concrete hotels collapsed on their foundations were beamed around the world. Five months on from …

How voodoo is rebuilding Haiti

The often-misunderstood religion is playing a key role as the Caribbean country recovers from the earthquake that devastated it just five years ago.<p>In retrospect, I have a lot of explanations for the incident. The market was very busy, it was extremely hot, and I was a little confused by the …

Occult

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia

Canada’s mysterious, fabled Sable Island

Misty and mystical, populated by 560 wild horses and a handful of hardy souls, Sable Island has long loomed large in the imagination of sailors and adventurers.<p>When I saw the thin ribbon of sand for the first time, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. This far-flung and fabled island, for most, exists …

Nova Scotia

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Cape Town

The man who inspired Charles Darwin

Do Charles Waterton's philosophies of protecting all animals – even those that are feared or seen as less useful – still work in modern-day Canada, 150 years after his death?<p>Most people have never heard of Charles Waterton, but the conservation pioneer is credited with both inspiring Charles Darwin …

Wildlife

Ireland’s land of fertile rock

In north County Clare, the pubs are lively, the music is rich – and the food? It’s delightfully delicious.<p>I'll admit, I was sceptical. Over the last decade or so, publications such as Food & Wine and the New York Times have expounded on Ireland's exciting new food scene, revelling in the capital’s …

Ireland