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Witness

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The return of Blue Lake BBC
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The return of Blue Lake

In 1970, the Republican president Richard Nixon signed a bill returning a sacred lake to the...

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The Eichmann trial BBC
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The Eichmann trial

In April 1961, Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi official in charge of concentration camps, was put on...

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China\'s \'Kingdom of women\' BBC
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China\'s \'Kingdom of women\'

The Mosuo community in China’s Himalayan foothills is matrilineal, so a family’s...

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The vultures saved from extinction BBC
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The vultures saved from extinction

South Asian vultures started dying in huge numbers in the 1990s but no one knew why. They were on...

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Fighting for Castro at the Bay of Pigs BBC
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Fighting for Castro at the Bay of Pigs

On April 17 1961 a group of Cuban exiles launched an invasion of communist-ruled Cuba in a...

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How a worm helped explain human development BBC
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How a worm helped explain human development

After the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA in the 1950s, South African biologist...

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The US Supreme Court\'s first woman justice BBC
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The US Supreme Court\'s first woman justice

In 1981, Sandra Day O\'Connor became the first woman judge to be appointed to the US Supreme...

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Discovering the Jet Stream BBC
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Discovering the Jet Stream

The Jet Stream is formed by powerful high-altitude rivers of air which circle the globe and help...

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From Leningrad to St Petersburg BBC
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From Leningrad to St Petersburg

As the communist system in the former Soviet Union was collapsing in 1991, the people of...

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David Attenborough\'s first expedition BBC
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David Attenborough\'s first expedition

In 1954, the BBC broadcast a new television programme in Britain. It was called Zoo Quest and it...

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Mexico\'s female serial killer BBC
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Mexico\'s female serial killer

Former female wrestler Juana Barraza was found guilty in March 2008 of murdering at least eleven...

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Black Jesus BBC
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Black Jesus

On Easter Sunday 1967 the Reverend Albert Cleage renamed his church in Detroit the Shrine of the...

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Kidnapped on an orchid hunt BBC
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Kidnapped on an orchid hunt

In March 2000, two young English travellers, Tom Hart-Dyke and Paul Winder, were kidnapped by...

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Mrs Thatcher’s ground-breaking Soviet TV interview BBC
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Mrs Thatcher’s ground-breaking Soviet TV interview

How Mrs Thatcher shook up the Soviet media with a landmark interview in Moscow in 1987 focusing...

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When the prisoners ran the prison BBC
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When the prisoners ran the prison

In March 1973 guards went on strike at Walpole maximum security prison in the US state of...

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Anorexia nervosa BBC
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Anorexia nervosa

The American singer, Karen Carpenter, died in 1983 of anorexia nervosa. She was one half of a...

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South Africa takes on big pharma BBC
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South Africa takes on big pharma

At the end of the 1990s, tens of millions of people across Africa had been infected with HIV and...

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The woman who got America talking about sex BBC
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The woman who got America talking about sex

Dr Ruth Westheimer first became popular on a radio show in New York in the early 1980s. Her frank...

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Jamaica’s ‘drug lord’ BBC
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Jamaica’s ‘drug lord’

The Jamaican government issued a warrant for the arrest and extradition of the drug lord...

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The Ulster Workers\' Strike BBC
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The Ulster Workers\' Strike

An early attempt at power-sharing in Northern Ireland ended after protestant workers went on...

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