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Shamima Begum Joined ISIS At 15 — Now She’s 19, Pregnant, And Wants To Return Home

Shamima Begum Joined ISIS At 15 — Now She’s 19, Pregnant, And Wants To Return Home

Though Shamima Begum described life as an ISIS member as "normal," she also said it was exactly like what the propaganda videos depicted — and that decapitations didn't bother her.
23 Eerie Photos Taken Inside Burj Al Babas, The Turkish Ghost Town Filled With Fairytale Castles

23 Eerie Photos Taken Inside Burj Al Babas, The Turkish Ghost Town Filled With Fairytale Castles

Hundreds of nearly-identical castles appear to be copied and pasted onto this Turkish hillside — but not a soul lives there.
The Controversial Story Of Farah Pahlavi, The ‘Jackie Kennedy Of The Middle East’

The Controversial Story Of Farah Pahlavi, The ‘Jackie Kennedy Of The Middle East’

Was empress of Iran Farah Pahlavi the Marie Antoinette of her day or a forward-thinking leader unappreciated in her own time?
Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder Than Diamond Discovered In Israel

Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder Than Diamond Discovered In Israel

Prior to this discovery, the sapphire-like gemstone was known only to exist in outer space.
Moroccan Woman Killed And Cooked Her Boyfriend — Then Served His Remains To Neighbors

Moroccan Woman Killed And Cooked Her Boyfriend — Then Served His Remains To Neighbors

She called the crime a moment of "insanity" after her boyfriend of seven years told her he was marrying another woman.
50 Years Later, The Israeli Attack On The USS Liberty Remains A Mystery

50 Years Later, The Israeli Attack On The USS Liberty Remains A Mystery

The American research ship was attacked by Israeli forces from both the sky and sea. But why the disaster occurred in the first place remains to be understood.
Archeologists Discover Dozens Of Cat Mummies In An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Archeologists Discover Dozens Of Cat Mummies In An Ancient Egyptian Tomb

"This is the first of three upcoming new discoveries in other governorates in Egypt to be announced later before the end of 2018."
Saudi Arabia Just Sentenced A Woman To 2 Years In Prison For Hugging A Man In Public

Saudi Arabia Just Sentenced A Woman To 2 Years In Prison For Hugging A Man In Public

Despite the kingdom allowing women to drive — lifting a decades-long ban — there are still many restrictive laws against women in place.
Who The Sea Peoples Were And How They Devastated The Ancient World

Who The Sea Peoples Were And How They Devastated The Ancient World

The Sea Peoples terrorized Egypt and the Mediterranean during the Bronze Age, but their identity and origins remain mysterious to this day.
Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, Gobekli Tepe Is The Oldest Temple In The World

Built 6,000 Years Before Stonehenge, Gobekli Tepe Is The Oldest Temple In The World

"Gobekli changes everything." And it's not an exaggeration: when Gobekli Tepe was uncovered in 1994, it changed how we understand the rise of human civilizations.
The Mysterious Fate Of Saddam Hussein’s First Wife And Cousin

The Mysterious Fate Of Saddam Hussein’s First Wife And Cousin

After the beginning of the Gulf War, Sajida Talfah disappeared, never to be seen again.