At least two western news agencies are accused by the South African government of using surveillance cameras installed in a building across the street from where Nelson Mandela is living out his retirement.
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.
In 1919, the Hudson's Bay Company produced a silent film showing what it was like living along Canada's northern shores. They looked at fur trading and life and commerce in the Arctic areas. That movie was lost, but some of the original footage was found recently and turned into a new movie.
The Flor de Caña distillery nearly went under during the Sandinista revolution — but with that episode past, the rum maker is growing and expanding.
Beneath what is now the Battery Tunnel and the site of the World Trade Center is the remains of Little Syria, the first stop for Arab American immigrants who came to the United State near the turn of the 20th Century. Now, a small group is trying to save a six-story building that marks the history.
Public school districts struggling with whether to teach ethnic studies, or climate change, or even evolution, are just enacting the latest act of long American drama. History, as presented in American classrooms, isn't always the final word on what happened.
For 50-some years, the Cold War dominated life in Russia, Europe and the United State. In the nearly two decades since it ended, though, the physical manifestations of those decades are rapidly disappearing. A museum in California is hoping to hang on to the past and make it real for the future.
When Mohammad Salman Hamdani heard about the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the NYPD cadet and trained paramedic rushed to Ground Zero to help out. He died in the wreckage. But because he wasn't yet an NYPD officer, he's been left off the list of first responders who died in the attack.
Cafe Hon, and the Hon culture immortalized in John Waters films, got a makeover recently from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and his Kitchen Nightmares program
The contract that created Apple Computers was sold at an auction in New York on Tuesday, just one of a number of documents planned to be auction. Expected to fetch $150,000, the contract sold for a final big of $1,350,000. With fees, the final price was just shy of $1.6 million.