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Tea & Coffee

Picture yourself in England at the start of Queen Victoria’s reign.  If you have some skills as a part of the growing middle class, things look better every day.  770 more words

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Wackos with Guns

The pictures and stories coming from Donetsk, Ukraine, are horrifying. Bodies flung from Malaysia Air flight 17 have been lying in the fields right where they fell from the sky, rotting in the summer sun for days. 758 more words

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Ilyas Akhmadov

Ilyas Akhmadov, veteran of the Chechen wars and former Foreign Minister of Chechnya. Next to Akhmed Zakayev 2,400 more words
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James Garner

The 1970s were a tough decade on everyone. Everything was changing rapidly as a new generation came of age in the wake of social and political turmoil. 756 more words

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One State Solution

A group of mourners arrived to express their condolences and support for the family of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was killed in revenge for the death of three Israeli teens. 871 more words

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Traditional cuisine

Chechens, like most peoples of North Caucasus, subsisted on agriculture and animal husbandry.

Although Chechnya’s plains are extremely fertile, the Chechens lived and developed mostly in the mountainous region, where they had to adapt to more harsh conditions. 86 more words

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An African pillow fight

Here’s one of the weirdest thing I saw during my visit of The Gambia in West Africa: a pillow fight!

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