Unexplained Disappearance from a Mediterranean Cruise

In February 2017, the MSC Magnifica set sail from Italy for an eleven-day cruise around the Mediterranean stopping for day trips in Greece, Malta and Cyprus. On board for a family holiday was married couple Xing Lei Li and Daniel Belling with their two young sons. Xing was born in China and Daniel in Germany, …

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Have These Twins Found the Key to the Perfect Crime?

Kaufhaus des Westens[Photo credit, store.kadewe.de] The German department store Kaufhaus des Westens, (often referred to as KaDeWe) situated in Berlin is known for its grandeur and luxury. Opened in 1907, it is the second-largest department store in Europe. Among its high-end clothing, KaDeWe also houses an extensive jewellery department. On Sunday 25th January 2009, the …

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An Overview of Native American Boarding Schools

In the 1800s, Native American Boarding schools were opening in America and Canada to teach the Indigenous peoples English and assimilate them to American/Canadian society. Native American’s were seen as savages and it was “assumed that it was necessary to “civilize” Indian people, make them accept white men’s beliefs and value systems” (nativepartnership.org), despite them …

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Podcast Leads To Breakthrough In Missing Person Cold Case

In May 1996, California Polytechnic State University student Kristen Smart (19) attended an off-campus party with some friends. At around 2am, fellow students Paul Flores and Sheryl Anderson were accompanying an intoxicated Kristen Smart home after finding her passed out on the lawn. Sheryl split off from Kristen and Paul part of the way back …

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June and Jennifer Gibbons: The Silent Twins

Born in Barbados in 1963, identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons were inseparable. When the twins were three, the family moved to Wales as part of the Windrush movement. Now, it’s not unusual for twins to have a language between themselves, but the Gibbons twins took it a bit further; they would only communicate with …

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