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On this day…in 278

On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the...

On this day…in 42BC

Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi. Two years...

On this day…in 30 B.C.

Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the...

Francis is the last pope – predicts Nostradamus

Nostradamus has already predicted the fate of the final pope with eerie detail. And the first sign will soon be in our skies. The 266th...

Vatican buys apartments above gay sauna

Vatican officials are sweating over claims it has splashed out £21million on a Rome apartment block above ‘Europe’s largest gay sauna’. The startling reports will...

A touch of Australian history

This is an Australian story, but it starts in Spain. Two young, well educated men lived in Spain six hundred years ago. Francis and Ignatius...

Liam Neeson splits with girlfriend

Liam Neeson is back on the singles market after ending his two-year relationship with PR executive Freya St Johnston. The 60-year-old Irish actor and...

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How did a Slipper problem become a story of misogyny and sexual innuendo? Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott had a slanging match full of accusations,...

The Chinese have a history of testing positive

Questions over the performance of Ye Shiwen come after a string of Chinese swimmers tested positive for doping in recent years. China won 12 of...

Balotelli may kill racial abusers at Euro’s

Italy and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has threatened to kill anyone who racially abuses him during next month's Euro 2012 in Poland and...

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