Shaka Zulu: The Real Story

In the first years of the 19th century, Shaka Zulu created a nation that would challenge the British Empire for domination of Southern Africa.

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Shaka Zulu, a contemporary engraving                                 from Wiki commons

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The Bermuda Triangle and the Disappearance of the USS Cyclops

With the exception of the US Navy “Flight 19”, the most famous victim of the “Bermuda Triangle” was the USS Cyclops, a Navy coal-carrier with a crew of over 300, who vanished without a trace in the closing days of World War One.

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USS Cyclops                                                                       photo from US Navy

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The Cocaine King: Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel

In 1990, one of the richest men on the planet was Pablo Escobar. To some, he was a ruthless drug lord who murdered thousands of people. To others, he was a Robin Hood who gave millions of dollars to poor neighborhoods in Colombia.

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Members of the DEA and Colombian police pose with the dead body of Pablo Escobar  (Photo from DEA)

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Treblinka: The Forgotten Camp

It was the second-largest of the death camps built by the Nazis: only Auschwitz killed more people. It was the scene of an armed prisoner uprising and a mass escape. The Nazis destroyed the camp and tried to hide it before the end of the war. And even today, Treblinka is mostly forgotten, hidden in the historical shadow of the much more famous Auschwitz camp.

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Concentration camp armbands

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