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Eurovision: 10 controversial moments from the international song contest

Having played host to contestants donning anything from bulletproof vests to lady-beards, Eurovision has had its fair share of controversy over its …

Middle East
Skyscrapers

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

Mystery of who made the world's oldest tools: 3.3-million-year-old stones predate Homo by 700,000 YEARS

• <b>3.3 million-year-old tools were found in the badlands of north-west Kenya</b>• <b><br>They are thought to have been made by our distant cousins to crack nuts</b>• <b><br>Find</b> …

How America became the most powerful country on Earth, in 11 maps - Vox

We take it for granted that the United States is the most powerful country on Earth today, and perhaps in human history. The story of how that came to be is long, fascinating, complex — and often misunderstood. Here, excerpted in part from "70 maps that explain America," are maps that help show …

Geopolitics

Napoleon: the Emperor at Work

With the help of court officials of the <i>ancien régime</i>, much of the etiquette of the Bourbon monarchy was revived. The public ceremonial of the …

China

Beyond 'Tomorrowland': A Brief History of the 1964 World's Fair in the Movies

<i>‘Tomorrowland’ (Disney)</i><p>Conceived as tribute to progress, peace, and prosperity, the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Queens, New York, proved to be a defining …

Live Scores - Clubs: Manchester United

Hitler's looted horse sculptures recovered | DW | 21.05.2015

The whereabouts of the horse sculptures, as well as a number of granite reliefs, have baffled investigators for decades. But, following Wednesday's …

Archaeology

Stephen Tempest's answer to Why did Germany lose in World War I?

Germany went into the First World War with the advantage of a very large, very well-trained, and very well-equipped army. One-on-one, they could …

World History

The World This Week: The Middle East’s Thirty Years’ War

<i>As Sykes and Picot toss and turn in their graves, the Middle East is going through its own version of the Thirty Years’ War.</i><p>In 1916, Sir Mark Sykes …

New Survey: World’s Most Hated Men — Top Two Are Expected, But Guess Who Comes In At Number Four?

A new survey of university students in 37 countries around the world has determined who young people admire the most, of all figures throughout …

Osama Bin Laden
Ancient History

The most endangered World Heritage sites caught up in the Middle East wars

As Islamic State seize Tadmur and site of Palmyra, it is a reminder that many historical sites have been damaged or destroyed by Middle East conflicts<p>Archaeologists and history-lovers around the world are waiting nervously to see whether Islamic State jihadists desecrate the site of ancient …

Is it time to rethink our ideas about preserving world heritage?

It is the worst cultural heritage emergency since world war two,” says Michael Danti, academic director of the Syrian Heritage Initiative at the …

Oxford University
Native Americans
Art

How coal disrupted the world

A short history of black gold — and its power over us.<p>Matthew Boulton was the Steve Jobs of 18th- century England — a visionary entrepreneur with a love of technology and flair for drama. When asked by King George III what he was working on, Boulton announced he was producing “a commodity which is …

Fossil Fuels

Vietnam through the eyes of Latino soldiers

The monument to all Mexican American veterans in Boyle Heights was dedicated in 1947 — the same year that a new generation of Latino soldiers, the Vietnam generation, was being born. The war in Southeast Asia ended 40 years ago; it would be another five years before the U.S. began counting Latinos …

Corruption

10 Surprising History Facts