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Republicans denounce Trump as confrontation with Muslim parents escalates

Donald Trump faced mounting criticism from leaders of his own party Sunday as a confrontation between the Republican nominee and the Muslim American parents of a soldier killed in Iraq continued to consume the presidential race.<p>Khizr and Ghazala Khan denounced Trump in ever more forceful terms, …

Donald Trump

Alexander the Great as a God

The age-old concept of the “divine right of kings” allowed that a country’s ruler received his or her power or authority from God. However, few, if …

China to investigate damage caused to the Great Wall as a third of site reduced to rubble

China is to investigate the level of damage caused to the Great Wall ten years after protection laws were introduced.<p>The campaign was launched after tourism and the theft of bricks to build houses have turned about a third of the Unesco site into rubble.<p>The State Administration of Cultural Heritage …

St. Petersburg

There, where the Sky touched the Water | Jakutien -Yakutia

Turquoise Ice Lake Baikal, Russia, photo by ©Alexey Trofimov

Italy to dig for ancient Roman treasure sought by Nazis

Haul from tomb of Alaric, king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome, thought to include gold, silver and priceless Menorah looted from Second Temple<p>Italian archaeologists are to start excavations in search of a fabled cache of ancient Roman treasure which, according to legend, was buried alongside the …

Nazi Auschwitz camp officer, 93, to face trial over 300,000 deaths

Oskar Groening, a former death camp officer, will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder<p>A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp officer will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, a court …

Missing the old Gypsy orchestras

<b>People speak of the "Roma" thinking it's polite, but when it comes to music, the old word "Gypsy" is much more widely used, and many Roma today are proud of their Gypsy music traditions. But how much of that music is left in the modern world?</b><p>Antal Dragic - known as Uncle Tony to his friends - is …

European Travel

Here's A Look At Some Of The Ancient Sites Destroyed By ISIS And The Syrian Civil War

Years of fighting and the emergence of the fanatical militant group ISIS have taken a heavy toll on some of humankind's greatest treasures.<p>On March 8, 2015, Iraq's Tourism and Antiquities minister said his government was investigating if Khorsabad was the latest town to be targeted for destruction …

The History Of Europe Lies In British People's DNA

Scottish, Cornish, Welsh, Orcadian — Brits hailing from specific regions of the country have telltale genetic signatures, finds a groundbreaking new study. This gush of DNA data offers a time-machine ride through the history of Britain.<p>Legend has it that, in 1588, a Spanish galleon sank off the …

Genealogy

A man and his wallet, reunited after 65 years

<b>A man is being reunited with his wallet, 65 years after he dropped it down the back of a medieval bookcase at Lambeth Palace, writes Newsnight's James Clayton.</b><p>Most of us have lost our wallet at some stage in our lives. But few would imagine having it returned after a nearly seven-decade gap.<p>Edward …

North London

DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.<p>Historians now can sort through ship manifests once …

Nazi Lair From World War II Found Hidden In Argentina Jungle

Archaeologists have found the ruins of what appears to have been a lair designed for Nazi fugitives hidden deep within the jungle of Argentina.<p>The three ruined buildings were discovered in Teyu Cuare Park in Misiones province, in the country's northeast, by researchers from the urban archaeology …

World History

Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses On the West Side

Yes, it's uber-corporate and somewhat unnecessarily upscale for a place that sells some pretty awesome beers by the yard (hence the name), but the …

10 Houston Bars With Games for Holiday Guests

Since we've already assembled a list of local bartenders' top picks for underrated bars, we figure there's another void to fill: the best bars with games. And around this time, you'll likely need a few places to take guests visiting for the holidays if you've been cooped up inside all day. While …

Is this why traffic's so bad? Houston area is fastest growing in nation, new census figures say

Data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Houston is the fastest growing metro area in the nation.<p>The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land …

Demographics