Dating back to 16th century
December 29, 2016
Since first becoming well known in the 18th century, organized crime in Italy and its criminal organizations have infiltrated the social and economic life of many regions, particularly in Southern Italy.
Hypothermia is no joke
December 20, 2016
When authorities issue extreme cold warnings or alerts, they’re meant to be taken seriously. If you’re not dressed properly or you’ve no shelter, extreme cold can kill. Hypothermia is reduced body temperature that happens when a body dissipates more heat than it absorbs. In humans, it is defined as a body core temperature below 35C.
Corpses on Mount Everest
December 17, 2016
Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with its peak of 8,848 meters above sea level. Known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma, the mount is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal. The international border between China and Nepal runs across Everest's precise summit point.
From New York to Alaska
December 12, 2016
The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is believed to be the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang’s reach now extends from Central American nations like El Salvador and through Mexico, the United States, and Canada, with an estimated 60,000 – 80,000 members worldwide.
When you have a great dad
December 7, 2016
Fathers can promise different things to their beloved daughters. They can present dolls, flowers, dresses and even apartments and cars. Astronaut Eugene Cernan promised his daughter to write her initials on the moon.
Towns that won't welcome you
December 2, 2016
Once flourishing settlements, they are now deserted areas. They become ghost towns because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters.
Rare phenomenon with devastating consequences
November 28, 2016
Six people have already died in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma. More than 8,000 people were treated in hospital. Three are in a critical condition.
Combining violence and humanitarian work
November 24, 2016
Yakuza is believed to be the most influential organized crime group within their own home country. Although the group operates with minimal violence compared to other notorious gangs, they’re certainly no strangers to intimidation and murder.
Turkish government’s child abuse bill
November 22, 2016
The Turkish government has withdrawn a controversial bill that would have overturned the convictions of thousands of male sex offenders after protests and widespread outcry. The bill proposed by the ruling AK party would allow the release from jail of men convicted of raping an underage girl if they married their victim, was approved earlier in an initial reading in the county’s parliament.
From actors to presidents
November 17, 2016
A Facebook post about the outgoing first lady Michelle Obama has caused a major controversy involving a town mayor in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Although the town has a population of just 491, with no African American residents, the controversial post spread across United States and international media outlets.