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Kaiser Wilhelm II - a summary

Arrogant, extremely vain, and always seeking praise, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany enjoyed a life of frivolity. His former chancellor, Otto von …

Shaman 'Rainmaking' Center Discovered in South Africa

A towering "rain control" site, where shamans would have asked the gods to open up the skies centuries ago, has been discovered in South …

Western leaders study 'gamechanging' report on global drugs trade

European governments and the Obama administration are this weekend studying a "gamechanging" report on global drugs policy that is being seen in some …

Tsar Nicholas II - a summary

On Sunday 13 March 1881, the 13-year-old Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov, the future tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, was accompanying his father and …

US fears after Chinese missile test

China has tested a long-range missile capable of intercepting satellites, US intelligence sources have claimed.<p>On Monday night local time a rocket was sent into space from a launch centre in Sichuan province, southwest China. Beijing said the launch was part of a scientific data-collecting …

House Intelligence Committee

US moving 200 marines to Sicily for Libya protection

Italy has announced the United States was transferring 200 marines and two planes to its base at Sigonella in Sicily to deploy in Libya in case US diplomats come under attack as they did last year.<p>Speaking in parliament after leftist MPs complained they had not been told about the deployment, …

Military

US Navy launches first drone from aboard an aircraft carrier

Autonomous X-47B plane successfully takes off from USS George HW Bush<p>The US Navy this week successfully launched an unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier, marking what officials are calling "an inflection point" in the military's use of drone aircraft. The X-47B prototype drone, manufactured by …

Isabella of Bourbon, Countess of Charolais

Isabella of Bourbon, Countess of Charolais<p>Charles the Bold was married three times. The first two marriages occurred when he was the Count of …

Germany’s Post-World War I Scheme to Extract Gold from Water

In order to pay Germany's staggering World War I reparations, one of the country's greatest scientific minds created a plan to concentrate and remove …

Pakistan's next prime minister wants to end decades-old feud with India

The full scale of Nawaz Sharif's thumping victory in Pakistan's general election became clear on Sunday, making it far more likely the country's next …

Native Americans: Major Players in the French and Indian War

If the French and Indian War of the mid-18th century had turned out differently, the official language of today’s United States might be French, not …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …