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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Aussie in Thailand devotes life to 'Death Railway' POWs
Wielding a machete, Rod Beattie slashes at tangled undergrowth and soaring bamboo to expose vistas from one of World War II's iconic sagas. Out of the jungle appear remnants of a railway that cost the lives of more than 100,000 Allied prisoners and Asians enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army.
2015/8/11
Monday, August 10, 2015
Mammoth remains that could be around 20,000 years old have been discovered at a building site in central Switzerland, a local official said Friday.
2015/8/10
Friday, August 7, 2015
Severe church crackdown in China draws backlash
About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.
2015/8/7
Thursday, August 6, 2015
British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.
2015/8/6
Facing IS threat, Iraq digitizes national library
The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.
2015/8/6
The Mormon church's push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion.
2015/8/6
Mormons publish photos of 'seer stone' claimed to have been used by founder
When Manuel Garcia opens his house door near Peru's capital, his neighbors rest in a macabre tableau of tombs and wall crypts amid flies buzzing around freshly dug graves.
2015/8/6
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls
From cheery peasant girls in Tsarist times to Soviet-era cosmonauts to today's Pussy Riots, the changing face of Russia's matryoshka nesting dolls reflects the country's tumultuous history.
2015/8/4
A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town.
2015/8/4
Monday, August 3, 2015
Their role: waving bye to kamikaze pilots
As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.
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