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Olympics: 2012 Games a world away from London 1948 The razzmatazz of the London 2012 Olympics is a world away from the last Games held in London in 1948, when athletes had to survive on rations, stitch their own kit and wash it themselves.
11 августа 2012
Photo courtesy of inquisitr.com Historic US town of two goes on auction block A historic American town with a population of two people will be auctioned off on August 15, the auctioneers Williams & Williams said Thursday.
10 августа 2012
Photo courtesy of 123rf.com Tongan wreck may be pirate treasure ship: official Divers in Tonga have discovered a shipwreck believed to be a pirate vessel that folklore says sank in the 19th century with a hold full of treasure, officials in the Pacific nation said Thursday.
09 августа 2012
Olympics: Heady mantle of world's fastest man Following in the footsteps of the likes of Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis cannot be easy, but Usain Bolt has carried the heady mantle of the world's fastest man with a fun-loving dignity.
04 августа 2012
Mystery, anger surround Wallenberg's USSR disappearance Over 67 years since he disappeared into the Soviet prison system, the fate of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg remains shrouded in mystery despite decades of work to find the truth.
03 августа 2012
Fifty years on, everyone still wants a piece of Marilyn The first thing you notice when you see Marilyn Monroe's full-length gloves in the storeroom of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is how small her hands were.
31 июля 2012
Sun-powered plane returns home after historic flight The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse landed back home in Switzerland late Tuesday after completing the final leg of its historic transcontinental flight.
26 июля 2012
Warsaw to mark start of Nazis' 1942 ghetto deportation Poland is preparing to mark one of the darkest episodes of the Holocaust, when the country's Nazi German occupiers launched an operation to kill the population of the Jewish ghetto they created in Warsaw.
21 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of marshill.com Czechs pass $3.6-billion religious property restitution Czech lawmakers passed a bill Saturday on the restitution of assets worth up to 2.95 billion euros ($3.6 billion) seized from 17 religious denominations by Czechoslovakia's communist regime in 1948-89.
14 июля 2012
Jesse Owens. Photo courtesy of runrun.es Olympics: Champions suffer bitter twist of fate Olympic Games medallists don't always live happily ever after.
08 июля 2012
Rolling Stones band members (L-R) Charles Watts, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Rolling Stones keep giving satisfaction, 50 years on Most London shoppers rush by 165 Oxford Street without a second glance -- but it was here 50 years ago that The Rolling Stones played their first gig and changed the landscape of pop music forever.
07 июля 2012
Palestinians hail 'historic' Bethlehem UNESCO move The Palestinians hailed Friday's granting by UNESCO of world heritage status to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem as an "historic day for justice."
01 июля 2012
Abai Qunanbayuli, Kazakh philosopher and poet. Unique manyscript written by Abay found in Almaty A unique manuscript written by Abay Kunanbayev, Kazakh prominent philosopher and poet, was found in the State Museum of Kazakhstan.
30 ноября 2011
Akhmet Yassaui prophet Ahmet Yasawi manuscript found in Kokshetau museum A unique manuscript of legendary Divani Khikmet text, written by Khoja Ahmet Yasawi was found in Kokshetau museum.
18 ноября 2011

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