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Retractable "scallop shell" roof could be built over Verona's Roman arena

The 2,000-year-old amphitheatre in Verona, Italy, could be transformed into an indoor stadium with this competition-winning proposal by German firms …

When was Jesus' real birthday? Why scholars disagree with Christmas birth date.

Christians around the world celebrate Dec. 25 as the birth of Jesus. But as many gather to exchange gifts, sing carols and marvel at Nativity scenes …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Russia may test its Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aero-ballistic missile onboard the Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire bomber, which would greatly extend the number of …

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkish President Who Resisted a Coup

<i>A failed coup left the Turkish president even more powerful<br>BY JARED MALSIN</i><p>When a rogue faction of Turkey’s military moved to seize control of the …

As Syrian Government Forces Advance, The War Could Be At A Turning Point

In central Damascus, it's perfectly clear that President Bashar Assad is firmly in control. In the souks of the Old City, his face looks out of almost every shop window, pinned up next to gold jewelry or intricate rugs. No one has a bad word to say about him, at least not to a Western journalist.<p>In …

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Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered.<p>Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would <b>GM</b> …

Young chess master Yuri Eliseev dies in Moscow balcony fall

Russia's young grandmaster Yuri Eliseev has died after falling from a balcony, apparently while attempting a parkour stunt. The twenty-year-old won …