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The neo-Nazi murder trial revealing Germany's darkest secrets | Thomas Meaney and Saskia Schäfer

The only known survivor of a far-right group accused of a series of racist killings is now on trial. But the case has put the nation itself in the dock<p>In the beginning, they were known as <i>die Dönermorde</i> – the kebab murders. The victims had little in common, apart from immigrant backgrounds and the …

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Harper Lee, author of classic novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' dies at 89

"To Kill a Mockingbird," the classic 1960 novel about racism in a small Southern town, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, became a staple of high school reading lists and turned its author into one of American literature's most revered figures.<p>But fame and its burdens overwhelmed Harper Lee, who …

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The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

US team finds World War Two 'remains' in India

<b>A US team visiting India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has recovered what it says are possible remains of US soldiers who died in a plane crash during World War Two.</b><p>Residents of Lower Dibang Valley handed over the remains to the team recently.<p>Last year, the team had recovered some …

10 rules for a dumb stock market trader

Get news updates:<p>Advertisement<p>May 06, 2008<p><b>A</b>lmost everyone finds intra-day (margin) trading fascinating. Most young and first-time day-traders feel …

New Literary Agent: Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary

<i>Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because</i> …

Agent Donald Maass On: Your Tools for Character Building

<b>Find Your Protagonist’s Strength</b><p><b>Step 1:</b> Is your protagonist an ordinary person? Find in him any kind of strength.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Work out a way for that …

Advice on Writing Your First Novel (From a Published Novelist)

I’m no stranger to book writing, having written 28 cookbooks — but <i>Island Apart</i> is my first novel and writing it posed all sorts of challenges. During …

Author Tricia Goyer Shares Writing Advice

This is a recurring column I’m calling <b>“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,”</b> where writers (this installment written by <b>Tricia Goyer</b>, author of THE PROMISE …

8 Nat Geo Photographers Share Images of Gratitude

We asked our photographers to choose a moment they are thankful for having witnessed.<p>This Thanksgiving, we asked eight National Geographic photographers to share images they are grateful for. We wanted to see photographs that they were thankful for having taken, thankful for the access granted to …

Tokyo hit with first November snowfall in over 50 years

Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. And the Japan Meteorological Agency said it was the first time fallen snow on the ground was observed in November since such records started to be taken in 1875.<p>An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to …

All you need to know about nature deficit disorder

<b>It's tough to connect with nature at this time of year.</b><p>Your days are spent under artificial lights in an office, while the last of autumn's blooms are hidden beneath piles of decaying leaves.<p>NDD, or nature deficit disorder, has become a buzzword of late.<p>Although it's not a recognised medical …

Mars lander slammed into red planet after data glitch

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Schiaparelli probe's crash landing on Mars last month was caused by a sensor malfunction, the European Space Agency has found.<p>A preliminary investigation discovered that the onboard computer tasked with measuring rotation of the lander mistakenly thought it was much closer to the …

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