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The church described as a 'symbol of evil'

<b>Plans to rebuild a church in Germany that is linked to Hitler and the rise of the Nazi party have divided the country and sparked a row about how the nation deals with its past.</b><p>Buildings aren't just bricks and mortar - they have meaning and say something. If you doubt that, think of the controversy …

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

Max Clifford allowed out of prison to attend brother's funeral

Max Clifford arrived his brothers funeral in south west London in a prison van wearing a navy suit and pink shirt<p>Max Clifford has been allowed out of prison to attend his brother's funeral four months after being <b>jailed for eight years</b> after being convicted of indecent assault.<p>Clifford, 71, was at …

Tsar's 'Shark' submarine discovered beneath the Baltic Sea

A submarine nicknamed The Shark, which disappeared during the First World War, has been found by divers<p>Divers have identified a wreck on the bottom of the Baltic Sea as a legendary Tsarist-era <b>Russian</b> submarine known as The Shark, which vanished during the First World War.<p>The 400-ton craft, …

Why Britain's Armed Forces are shrinking by the day and does it really matter?

More people are now cutting hair and becoming jihadists than opting to fight for Queen and Country<p>The combined strength of Britain’s hairdressers is now more than that of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. There are currently 185,000 coiffeurs to 159,630 regular forces personnel, and more troops yet are …

Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map

Well-organized hackers from China have been blamed for everything from crippling pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong to stealing corporate secrets from US companies in recent months. The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for …

Funeral for murderer hanged in 1821 after his skeleton is found in Bristol University cupboard

By<p>Spotting his former sweetheart strolling with a new beau on the hillside near her West Country cottage was too much for infatuated teenager John …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

This Robot Kangaroo Can Pretty Much Hop Forever

A German company has successfully emulated the jumping behavior of the kangaroo in robot form, the company said.<p>The bionic kangaroo has self-charging …

Kim Jong-Un Mans A Soviet Submarine That's Been Obsolete Since 1961

But Kim Jong-un, the "Supreme Leader" of North Korea, offered navigation tips and issued stern battle orders during a proud tour of a Romeo class submarine of the People's Navy.<p>Designed in the 1950s, the vessel was in production for the Soviet Union for only 48 months until being succeeded by …

Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From

Think about all of those Hollywood depictions of the American military, from <i>Stripes</i> to <i>Full Metal Jacket</i> to <i>Cadence</i>. In almost every one, a bunch of guys will jog past the camera at some point, singing and stepping in unison.<p>The first time that happened was in 1944, when a particular rhythm …

Pensioner who hid medals and absconded from care home found at D-Day celebrations in France

The 89-year old was reported missing from his Hove care home but actually sneaked onboard a coach for a final reunion with his D-Day comrades across the Channel<p>An 89-year-old Second World War veteran told he could not attend today’s D-Day events in France went AWOL from his care home and was found …

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8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn't worry too much, she says, if their plans "go oar-y" after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing "awry" wrong all through her …

Skeletons of unknown British soldiers discovered

Amateur historians in Italy find the bones of two British soldiers who died in a battle that followed the 1943 Allied landings at Salerno<p>The remains of two British soldiers who were killed by German forces after the Allied landings at Salerno in Italy have been discovered by amateur military …

Moldova: embracing its status as Europe's least-visited country

Being declared Europe's least visited country, with some researcher thoughtfully providing the spirit-wilting data showing only 9000 international arrivals in 2011, would probably cause most countries to plop down in the middle of the room and scream about how life is so unfair. Moldova is doing …

World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

<b>As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.</b><p>Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked …

British Surfer Andrew Cotton 'Rides World's Biggest Wave' in Portugal [VIDEO]

A British surfer may have broken a record for riding the world's biggest wave which he set himself just three months ago.<p>Andrew Cotton, from Devon, …

Kamikaze aircraft to go on display for first time

The Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka, which would have been flown by Japanese suicide bombers, is to form part of an exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum<p>A rare surviving Kamikaze aircraft seized by the British at the end of World War II is to go on display for the first time.<p>The aircraft, which would have been …

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The Civil War In Color

Source: The Daily Mail<p>The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 after rifts between the slave-owning, anti-federalist South and the and …