A week after the attack in Barcelona, ISIS released a slick new video saying it wants to restore al-Andalus to the Muslim world. Al-Andalus was the word for Muslim-ruled areas of Spain and Portugal in the Middle Ages.
The new "Dunkirk" movie may be a hit, but there's a minor stink in Britain and India that the Indian troops have been whitewashed out of the movie. The World fact-checks whether they were indeed there, and discusses why it’s important to move beyond the traditional Western perceptions of World War II.
Foreign help was critical to the success of the American Revolution. Many people know about the important roles played by France and Spain. But less well-known is the indirect help the US got from Russia. On this July 4, we explore how Russia accidentally helped the American fight for independence.
New evidence from what's thought to be the world's first temple, shows that our ancestors, or some of them, spent a lot of time with the human skull. The skull was clearly central to their belief system. Anthropologists now talk about "skull cults," which could be the oldest known ritualized or religious belief system.
During World War II, an Indian princess and Muslim refugee, Noor Inayat Khan, became an agent for British special operations. She parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to help the resistance. In the end, she made the ultimate sacrifice.