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Churchill's London bunker welcomes wannabe WWII spies
Churchill's London bunker welcomes wannabe WWII spies

Deep in the bowels of London's Churchill War Rooms, shadowy figures are learning how to defuse bombs, crack codes and rooting out hidden microphones.

Churchill's London bunker welcomes wannabe WWII spies
Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery
Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery

Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima.

Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery
The man behind the emperor: Augustus show opens in Rome
The man behind the emperor: Augustus show opens in Rome

A political genius, a great reformer, a patron of the arts -- but ancient Rome's first emperor Augustus was also a family man, as highlighted in a new exhibition that opened in Rome this week.

The man behind the emperor: Augustus show opens in Rome
Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece
Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece

Greece and Turkey, which share a history marred by bitter territorial disputes and Christian-Muslim feuds, are at loggerheads once again over religion.

Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece
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China: Japan defeated not only by atomic bombs

Japan should realize it was defeated in 1945 "not just" by atomic bombs and thus not challenge the post-World War II order.

China: Japan defeated not only by atomic bombs
Chile group wants Pinochet 'dictatorship' in textbooks
Chile group wants Pinochet 'dictatorship' in textbooks

A Chilean education advisory group recommended Friday that schools use "dictatorship" rather than "military regime" in textbooks to describe General Augusto Pinochet's rule marred by rights abuses.

Chile group wants Pinochet 'dictatorship' in textbooks
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New work sets timeline for the first pharaohs

Archaeologists drawing on a wide range of tools said on Wednesday they had pinpointed the crucial time in world history when Egypt emerged as a distinct state.

New work sets timeline for the first pharaohs
French, German leaders in historic visit to WWII massacre site
French, German leaders in historic visit to WWII massacre site

French President Francois Hollande and German counterpart Joachim Gauck pay a landmark visit to the ghost village of Oradour-sur-Glane where 642 people were massacred by Nazi troops during World War II.

French, German leaders in historic visit to WWII massacre site
Obama hails King but says 'dream' requires vigilance
Obama hails King but says 'dream' requires vigilance

President Barack Obama challenged Americans to enshrine Martin Luther King Jr's victory over racial oppression with a new "dream" of economic equality.

Obama hails King but says 'dream' requires vigilance
Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago
Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago

The discovery in Peru of another tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in more than two decades, confirms that powerful women ruled this region 1,200 years ago.

Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago
Merkel to make historic visit as chancellor to Nazis' Dachau camp
Merkel to make historic visit as chancellor to Nazis' Dachau camp

Angela Merkel will become the first German chancellor to visit the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau.

Merkel to make historic visit as chancellor to Nazis' Dachau camp
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Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall

A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may have driven the collapse of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations in the 13th century BC.

Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall
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Rare Schindler documents up for auction

Rare documents that a historian says fill in some major gaps in the story of Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler have gone up for auction online.

Rare Schindler documents up for auction
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Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

Marilyn Monroe, who notoriously had an affair with John F. Kennedy, apparently believed she was going to marry the president.

Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book
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Rome diverts traffic to protect Colosseum

The city of Rome from Saturday barred private vehicles from using the main road to the Colosseum in order to protect the iconic monument that has been blackened by pollution and is in a poor state.

Rome diverts traffic to protect Colosseum
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Russian war games play on former US aircraft carrier

Russian video game publisher 1C Company boarded a former US aircraft carrier to re-write the Cuban Missile Crisis that had super powers on the brink of nuclear war in 1962.

Russian war games play on former US aircraft carrier
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Taldykorgan monuments to be QR coded

Special QR codes will be placed on monument in the city of Taldykorgan in southern Kazakhstan.

Taldykorgan monuments to be QR coded
Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia sparks global outrage
Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia sparks global outrage

From a painting hung high on a blood-red wall, Adolf Hitler peers down on young students eating schnitzel and slurping German beer in Indonesia's Nazi-themed cafe.

Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia sparks global outrage
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Copy of Schindler's list up for sale on eBay for $3 mn

An original copy of the list of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from the Holocaust is up for sale on eBay, with the starting bid set at $3 million dollars.

Copy of Schindler's list up for sale on eBay for $3 mn
Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts
Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts

Over a hundred "burial jars" and a dozen coffins arranged on a ledge in remote Cambodian jungle have for centuries held the bones -- and secrets -- of a mysterious people who lived alongside with the Angkor era.

Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts