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.
A historic American town with a population of two people will be auctioned off on August 15, the auctioneers Williams & Williams said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse landed back home in Switzerland late Tuesday after completing the final leg of its historic transcontinental flight.
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.
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.
Olympic Games medallists don't always live happily ever after.
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.
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."
A unique manuscript written by Abay Kunanbayev, Kazakh prominent philosopher and poet, was found in the State Museum of Kazakhstan.
A unique manuscript of legendary Divani Khikmet text, written by Khoja Ahmet Yasawi was found in Kokshetau museum.
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