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Empty cots for babies that were born into a nuclear disaster and the toys they never got to play with: Chilling tour in the haunting remains of the Chernobyl site

In 1986, Reactor 4 at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, resulting in the horrific deaths of a still unknown number of people.<p>Photographer …

The 'revenge rape' scandal shows that India's women are worse off than ever

Two sisters in rural India have been 'sentenced to rape' by unelected village elders, as punishment for their brother's 'dishonourable' marriage. Shahla Khan says it shines a light on how little has really changed for women there<p>Two sisters in an Indian village have been ‘sentenced to rape’.<p>Local …

Missouri students protest transgender teen's use of girl's locker room

When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for courage.<p>But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a …

Have treasure hunters found missing Nazi train stuffed with gold?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could two treasure hunters have found a legendary Nazi train packed with gold that vanished 70 years ago?<p>It's a question authorities in Poland's mountainous southwestern Walbrzych district are taking seriously.<p>It seems on its face unlikely. But not impossible.<p>The train reputedly went …

The Causes of World War I

One of the most brutal and destructive wars in human history began in Europe in August 1914; it would last until November 1918. By the end of 1918, …

World History

Radar Detects Object Believed Lost Nazi Train

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored and possibly loot-filled Nazi train that has been missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.<p>Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and …

What You Don’t Know About the End of World War II

TIME / Monsanto<p>TIME / Caterpillar Tractor<p>TIME / Douglas<p>TIME / General Motors<p>TIME / Anaconda Wire & Cable<p>TIME / The Airlines of the United States<p>TIME …

General Motors

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

Operation Barbarossa: What would Europe look like if the Soviets hadn’t defeated Hitler?

Hitler and other top Nazis were convinced that the Soviet Union would crumble under the weight of the largest military operation ever mounted, …

A tricycle, a toddler and an atomic bomb

<b>(CNN) —</b> A battered tricycle. Melted coins. A shredded shirt. Seventy years have passed, but artifacts and survivors still provide tangible links to the world's first act of nuclear warfare.<p>The world still struggles to fully understand the hellish events in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, after …

Nagasaki Bombing Anniversary: 70,000 Died In The Second Atomic Blast That Ended World War II

Seventy years ago the US Air Force destroyed Hiroshima, the bright flash and fireball above the city revealing the world had entered a savage new …

These were 4 of the most amazing escapes in military history

Regardless, the story of James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe is one that deserves a spot in the limelight, and it might be one you haven't heard before.<p>Not only was Rowe a Green Beret during Vietnam, he would also create the Army SERE course, a grueling training course that teaches methods of "survival, …

Second World War soldier reunited with wallet lost in Austria 70 years ago

Former US soldier reunited with wallet 70 years after he lost it while serving in Austria at the end of the Second World War<p>A former US soldier has had his wallet returned 70 years after he lost it while serving in Austria at the end of the Second World War.<p>Josef Ruckhofer, an Austrian …

Every American war summed up in one sentence

America has fought in a lot of wars so it can be hard to keep track of all of them. As a quick reference guide, here is every American war, each captured in a single tidy sentence.