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Ancient wrestlers caught match-fixing by scientists
Modern-day professional wrestling has encountered its fair share of criticism for its questionable authenticity...but a newly revealed document shows that ancient athletes weren't so honest about their competitions, either.

19.04.2014 19:01

Miraculous Holy Fire lit in Jerusalem, to be delivered worldwide
Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem to light torches and candles from a holy flame that 'miraculously' emerged from the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the eve of Orthodox Easter.

19.04.2014 12:45

Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the US
United States President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday that bars Iran’s proposed ambassador to the United Nations from legally gaining entry to the US.

18.04.2014 20:04

Germany critical of ‘populist’ call to remove tanks from Berlin Soviet WWII memorial
Influential and public German organizations have condemned a call by the top-selling tabloid, Bild, to remove two tanks from a Soviet World War II memorial in Berlin in protest against Moscow’s stance on the Ukrainian crisis.

18.04.2014 13:24

Battlefield Balaklava celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation from Nazis
Balaklava, a small town south of Sevastopol in the Crimean peninsula, was where Nazi German and Romanian troops were vanquished on April 18, 1944. Nestling in a beautiful rocky bay, the town was a major prize of war for thousands of years.

18.04.2014 04:43

​Historic city of Yalta celebrates 70 years since liberation from Nazi troops
Yalta, the Crimean city where a legendary WWII conference mapped out post-war Europe, is celebrating 70 years since the liberation from Nazi troops. The city paid the price of 12,000 deaths during 900 days of occupation by Hitler’s army.

16.04.2014 13:13

Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize-winning author, journalist, and screenwriter, died Thursday at age 87, according to a report citing a source close to Marquez’s family.

17.04.2014 20:09

​Western non-intervention policy that let Nazi Germany rise lives to this day
When it comes to resisting fascism, the record of the West has been a shameful one in the past, and given the events in Ukraine you can’t ignore this fact.

17.04.2014 10:12

Russia to seek Hague tribunal trial of Ukrainian ultranationalists - report
A majority party MP has asked Russian investigators to prepare an official letter to the ICC describing crimes by members of Ukrainian nationalist groups - including the infamous Right Sector - and asking they be recognized as extremist.

16.04.2014 09:40

Onondaga Nation seeks international help in reclaiming ancestral lands from US
After failing to get the United States justice system to hear its case asserting that millions of acres of its land was stolen by New York, the Onondaga Native American tribe has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

15.04.2014 18:06

Boston strong: City ready for first marathon since terror attack
One year after the Boston Marathon bombings took the lives of three people and injured more than 260 others, the city is commemorating victims, survivors, and first responders with a day of tributes.

15.04.2014 15:19

I'm confused, can anyone help me?
I'm confused. A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were 'pro-democracy protestors'.

15.04.2014 09:03

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