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27 June 2015
After the American Civil War ended in 1865, members of the Confederacy fled to Brazil. Their ancestors still live in the region and continue to fly the Confederate flag.
"The father is forever the father, whatever he was, a so-called political figure, now he has been put in prison. The son is forever the son."
26 June 2015
In Russia, citizen activism has halted construction, for now, of a gigantic statue honoring 10th century ruler Saint Vladimir atop Moscow's Sparrow Hills.
22 June 2015
Between 1932 and 1935, Bolivia and Paraguay waged the Chaco War, a conflict considered to be the most important war during the 20th century in South America.
18 June 2015
15 June 2015
12 June 2015
On June 11, 2010, South Africa hosted the biggest sporting event in the world. It was the first time it ever happened on the African continent.
6 June 2015
31 May 2015
29 May 2015
Those enslaved in the American South weren't merely victims, but people who succeeded against the odds, say descendants of slaves sold at an historic auction campaigning to reclaim that dignity.