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La Pascualita Is So Lifelike That People Have Been Debating ‘Mannequin Or Mummy’ For 90 Years

Local legend holds that La Pascualita is the preserved corpse of the original shop owner's daughter, who died tragically on her wedding day.The post …

The Gaza Strip Is Only 25 Miles Long. Here’s How It Became the Center of Decades of Conflict

The border between Gaza and Israel has once again become the focal point for clashes between protesters and Israeli troops, as Palestinians …

Israel

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are a popular way to stay safe online. When you connect to a VPN, all outgoing network traffic is …

Linux

6 Military Terms That You Use Every Day Without Even Knowing It

Photo: Shutterstock<p>1. Blockbuster<p>During the <b>Second World War</b>, this modern-day term for a box-office hit had a more sobering definition: a bomb big …

How One Gang Stole $100 Million Worth Of Diamonds And Got Away With It — Almost

How the gang behind the Antwerp diamond heist committed one of history's biggest thefts and got away with it — almost.<p>The Antwerp Diamond District is …

How Bonnie And Clyde Met Their Gory End

After Bonnie and Clyde's deaths, researchers later found that they both were shot more than 50 times.<p>Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.<p>They are, …

Who betrayed Anne Frank? New probe launched by ex-FBI agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Anne Frank's hiding place in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, which eventually led to her death, has been launched by a retired FBI agent.<p>Led by Vince Pankoke, who formerly worked with the FBI to track Colombian drug cartels, …

Anne Frank

Meet The Man Who Voluntarily Entered Auschwitz To First Expose Its Horrors To The World

The story of how Witold Pilecki volunteered to enter Auschwitz, exposed its horrors to the world, and then actually managed to escape.<p>Witold Pilecki …

How King Tut Supposedly Killed 9 People — After He Died

1 of 12<p>2 of 12<p>Lord Carnarvon, the man who financed the excavation of Tut's tomb, was the curse's first victim. A few months after the tomb was …

Hollywood Model Tortured, Scalped, And Drained Of Blood By Graphic Novelist Boyfriend

Iana Kasian was left lying on the bed in her apartment next to her two-month-old daughter.<p>Iana Kasian<p>She was tortured, murdered, drained of her …

Crime

Book Told Of The Titanic’s Sinking — 14 Years Before It Happened

Fourteen years before the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic, a small town writer predicted the whole thing.<p>Morgan Robertson, author of <i>The Wreck of</i> …

Yakuza Revolution: From Bruisers to Boy Scouts?

TOKYO—Japan’s yakuza may finally be changing. After years in the shadows, degenerating into purely criminal organizations, one yakuza group formed …

Japan

An explanation for the German halt at Dunkirk

One of the Aug. 12 Free for All letters about the battle at Dunkirk, “Missing in action: Context,” by Steven Shore, said, “Historians still dispute why the Wehrmacht allowed the Dunkirk pocket to remain open as long as it was.”<p>As explained in the definitive “Hitler’s Generals” (1989), edited by …

Hamas is staring down the barrel of a huge long-term problem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last 10 years, I've interviewed Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal four times.<p>I interviewed him again this week as he announced Hamas' new policy document.<p>One thing you always notice when interviewing Meshaal is that he doesn't give short answers. He doesn't often speak publicly, but when …

How people rebuilt after the horrific firebombing of Dresden

Rebuilding Dresden<p>A city rises from the ashes<p>1945<p>1955<p>Over two days and nights in February 1945, American and British bombers dropped 2,400 tons of …

How a KGB Assassin Used the Death of His Child to Defect

Bogdan Stashinsky was forced to work for the KGB against his will and became one of the most wanted assassins in the world. This is the story of how he put it all on the line to escape.<p>Shortly before 5 a.m. on August 10, 1961, Bogdan Stashinsky was waiting near his apartment building in Moscow to …

People shared their biggest regrets in life, and some of their answers are heartbreaking

Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and there is no point in having regrets.<p>But for many of us, looking back on our lives can lead to lingering on one poignant moment or period when we wish we had done things differently That nagging question, "What if ...?," plays …

College & University

Top 10 Movies at the US Box Office This Weekend

Disney's <i>Star Wars: Rogue One</i> continues its box office dominance, expected to rake in as much as $63.6 million in the US for the long holiday weekend to remain No. 1.<p>The sci-fi spinoff has been the top-grossing movie at the US box office since its premiere on December 16. To date, it's made almost …

Watch Disney Animation's Evolution, 1937-2016

In just over two and a half minutes, editor Bora Barroso shows us Disney feature film animation, starting with <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i> (1937) …

‘Only skeletons, not people’: diaries shed new light on siege of Leningrad

Academic says contemporary accounts of suffering are very different to stories survivors now tell of triumphant resistance<p>The discovery of a huge number of unpublished diaries has given an extraordinary insight into one of the most notorious and brutal military sieges in history.<p>The siege of …

St. Petersburg

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2016

So needless to say, there were a lot of great titles in the running for my 10 best this year.<p>It was hard, but here they are — the films that confirmed why I love going to the movies so much (plus a couple that I felt needed to be mentioned).

Amazon Studios

10 Best Horror Movies of 2016

10<p>‘The Love Witch’<p>In gloriously lurid technicolor, a foxy witch (Samantha Robinson) concocts potions with which she can ensnare a man through …

The ethical guide to the Anthropocene

We humans have polluted our world into a new geological epoch<p>If you’re feeling unsettled by the Brexit/Trump future, consider this: since the 1950s humans have ramped up the pressure on the planet to such an extent that we have very likely propelled ourselves into a new geological epoch – the …

Lee Miller: the woman in Hitler’s bathtub

Lee Miller’s life was as extraordinary as her photos. A Twenties fashion model who became a Surrealist and later the only female combat photographer in Europe during the war, she documented the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps. She later married the Surrealist artist Roland …

Queen Nefertari's Dismembered Legs Have Been Found

Nefertari's mummy was ripped to pieces and tossed around by the ancient robbers, but scientists say they've now likely identified her legs.<p>A pair of …

Jagadish Chandra Bose, the Indian scientist who pioneered wireless communication in the 1890s

They don’t make them like Jagadish Chandra Bose anymore.<p>Born in Munshiganj district of Bangladesh (then part of India) on Nov. 30, 1858, Bose has a slew of achievements under his belt. He was a physicist, botanist, and even an author during his lifetime—all this even though he was not allowed …

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro obituary

Charismatic leader of the revolution and president of Cuba who bestrode the world stage for half a century<p>•Fidel Castro: Cuba declares nine days of national mourning – live updates<p>Fidel Castro, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the more extraordinary political figures of the 20th century. …

Fidel Castro

Family’s quest for truth reveals top insurer’s link to SS death camps

Dina Gold researched her family’s Berlin past – and uncovered a dark secret dating from the Nazi era<p>When Dina Gold began searching for the Berlin property seized from her family by the Nazis in the 1930s, she had little idea she would unearth a dark secret – how the SS paid millions in premiums to …