The true story behind "Cocaine Bear" movie
The story has ties to Georgia, where the bear's carcass was found in 1985. The events of the criminal investigation inspired a new 2023 film.
Berlin renames streets that honoured colonialists
Germany colonised territory in modern-day Togo, Cameroon, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Namibia. It lost them all following the First World War. Some of the colonial administrators were celebrated,...
Ancient mural uncovered in Peru
After a four-year search, a team of archaeologists, led by Sam Ghavanmi, have found a 1,000-year-old mural, known as the "Huaca Pintada," in a village in Lambayeque, northern Peru.
Egypt demands return of Rosetta stone
The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum, the R...
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album turns 40
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson's sixth studio album 'Thriller', which was released on 30 November 1982 and remains unchallenged as the best-selling record of all time.
London museum to return looted artefacts
Some of Africa's greatest treasures are set to be returned home after London's Horniman Museum agreed to give back more than seventy artefacts, including the historic Benin Bronzes. British soldier...
Emperor Charles V's secret code cracked after five centuries
A team of researchers has cracked a five-century-old code which reveals a rumoured French plot to kill Charles V who was both the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Spain. It took the team from the...
Sheep return to ancient Pompeii
A flock of 150 sheep have been mobilised to maintain the greenery surrounding the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii as part of a sustainable agricultural initiative for the archaeological site.
The fight to save London's historic gas lamps
A 200-year-old nightly ritual nearly became history, but campaigners forced local government to drop plans to replace gas-powered lamps in London.
Proposal to reinvent street where JFK was assassinated
A proposal to reinvent Dealey Plaza, and even close Elm Street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, is raising concerns from preservationists.
Zelenskiy promises victory on protest anniversary
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy marked Ukraine's annual Day of Dignity and Freedom by celebrating the sacrifices made by his people since Russia's invasion and saying they would endure and prevail.
Biden pardons two turkeys Chocolate & Chip
Chocolate and Chip, two turkeys raised on a North Carolina farm, will officially be safe from ever being served on the dinner table.
Mother who defied Argentina's dictatorship dies
One of the founders of Argentina's iconic protest groups has died at the age of 93. Hebe de Bonafini led 'the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo' during the country's military dictatorship more than 40 ...
House considers adding non-voting Cherokee delegate
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. is lobbying on Capitol Hill for a long-overdue promise to be fulfilled. The agreement that the Cherokee Nation be given a delegate in the U.S. House...
Ukraine marks nine years since anti-Russian uprising
It has been nine years since demonstrations in Ukraine's capital Kyiv sent its Kremlin-backed president into exile in Russia. The protests at the city square were seen as a drastic turning point in...
Maradona's 'Hand of God' World Cup ball auctioned
Diego Maradona’s 'Hand of God' ball attracted a top bid of £2 million at auction, but failed to reach a reserve. It was among a host of football items auctioned online with bidders from around the ...
The Hand of Irulegi: Ancient artefact discovered in Spain
The oldest text in ancient Basque known to date has been discovered in the Spanish region of Navarre, inscribed on a bronze hand over 2,000 years old.
More ancient bronze statues emerge in Tuscany
Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered more than two dozen beautifully preserved bronze statues dating back to ancient Roman times in thermal baths in Tuscany, in what experts are hailing as a sens...
King Charles leads first Remembrance service
King Charles III led a two-minute silence for Remembrance Sunday, honouring the nation's fallen war heroes for the first time since he became monarch.
Man who inspired film 'The Terminal' dies inside Paris Airport
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the man who had lived inside the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport for years and inspired the 2004 film 'The Terminal' has died at the same airport. Nasseri - who left the airp...
Video games giving players a free history lesson
A growing body of research is examining the ways that war-themed games influence society's understanding — and recollection — of history.
Divers uncover remnants of space shuttle Challenger
A documentary crew looking for World War II artefacts discovered remnants of the doomer space shuttle Challenger off the east coast of Florida.
Big Ben - secrets of London's refurbished landmark
The clock tower of the British Parliament building is part of the London skyline and is commonly known as Big Ben. Yet only the largest of the five bells bears this name.
Cologne commemorates 200 years of carnival
Dubbed Germany’s 'fifth season' by locals, Cologne carnival starts every year on 11 November at 11:11am and stretches until Ash Wednesday in February or March.
Big Ben chimes again after five years silent
The Great Bell of the Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster, known as “Big Ben” has returned to service after a five year, $95 million restoration project. The famed monument chiming at 11am to ...
Soldier killed in Pearl Harbor finally identified
A Folcroft native who left Pennsylvania more than 80 years ago to serve in the U.S. Navy and was killed in Pearl Harbor is finally identified using DNA and laid to rest in Delaware County.
Long Watch: Latvia tears down Soviet monuments
A debate is raging in Latvia following a law allowing the demolition of Soviet-era monuments. A concrete obelisk topped by Soviet stars that was the centrepiece of a monument commemorating the Red ...
'Music under the Swastika': Looking back at Nazi musicians
DW's documentary "Music under the Swastika – The Maestro and the Cellist of Auschwitz" looks at how musicians became Nazi accomplices, and victims. The film focuses on Wilhelm Furtwängler, the star...
Preserving Ukraine's precious archives
The Central State Historical Archive in Lviv is rushing to digitise precious historical documents under the constant threat of an attack by Russia.