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On this day…in 1916 and 1922

Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the Royal family. Rasputin won the favor...

China tries to keep a lid on ‘end of earth’ mania

The police in China have detained 101 people,, among them members of a fringe Christian group, for spreading rumours of the world's impending end....

Beijing switches allegiance

As rumours abound that the government's authority has been challenged, Beijing is striving to maintain its grip on Hong Kong. Just days before the southern...

The Great Firewall of China

For the people of China, the advent of the internet could have meant a new age of free expression, allowing them access to previously...

Beware of Russia

I have been looking with interest into the start of the 20th century. Their were three strange events which I found intriguing. At Fatima and...

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