Aug 20, 2016

Top-secret Cold War-era bank notes shown to public in Poland

Top-secret Cold War-era bank notes printed by the Warsaw Pact for use in case of a war with the West were shown publicly in the Polish capital for the first time on Friday. Code-named “E-17,” the crisp notes — issued in the 1970s and ...

Iceman 'Otzi' wore fur that fashionistas crave

Aug 19, 2016

Iceman 'Otzi' wore fur that fashionistas crave

The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no fewer than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being fatally wounded by an arrow in the back, the ...

Aug 15, 2016

Philippine court asked to block hero's burial for Marcos

Human rights victims of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ regime petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to block and nullify a government directive to have the ex-leader buried in a heroes’ cemetery — an emotional and divisive issue for Filipinos who ousted Marcos ...

Aug 14, 2016

Hunt for Nazi 'gold train' resumes in Poland

Treasure hunters have relaunched their search for a lost Nazi gold train allegedly loaded with loot and buried in southwestern Poland, despite there being no scientific evidence it exists. “The train isn’t a needle in a haystack, if it’s there, we’ll find it,” project ...