“His love for his sons leaps out from all his letters, but in one of the last he had a surprise for them.”
“If Campi Flegrei were to blow at maximum capacity today, it would make the 79AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii look like a puppy’s sneeze.”
“One headline read: “200 search for stolen baby.” Another: “Mother asks kidnapper to return baby.” He recognised his parents in the pictures, looking distraught and much younger. Then he read that their baby son, Paul Joseph, had been kidnapped.”
Every year since Mats’ death in 2014, the World of Warcraft guild Starlight has held a memorial to share memories of their comrade, someone they never met in real life.
The story of Guðlaugur Friðþórsson, an Icelandic fisherman who survived a six-hour swim in 5-degree water.
For more than two decades after his asylum application was rejected, Sunny found refuge by spending his nights riding London buses.
In 1961, Joachim Rudolph escaped from one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships. A few months later, he began tunneling his way back in. Why?
“Despite being illegal in Iraq, the BBC found that mutaa marriages were widely available in Kadhimiya. Out of 10 clerics approached by a BBC undercover reporter, eight said they performed them. Of those eight, we had further conversations with two who agreed to approve them for girls as young as nine.”