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· April, 2018

Stories about History from April, 2018

Why pilgrims from India and Nepal throng to see an orchid that blooms in April

According to local legend and tradition, the Salahesh Fulbari garden in eastern Nepal is the place to be on the Nepali New Year's Day.

China Central Television backs Russian version of the Syrian crisis, saying chemical attacks were staged

Russia claims the Syrian chemical attacks were staged; China's state media echoes that narrative, but not everyone is buying into it.

School history assignment stirs up a storm in Jamaica over how slavery should be taught

"Now to the assignment at hand, would Hillel have asked on an assignment about World War 2 to come up with ways for Nazi Germany to annihilate the Jewish people?"

How Nationalism Played a Role in Preserving Orthodox Christian Cultural Heritage During the Soviet Union Era

Some of the artistic legacies of Orthodox Christian religion were used to promote patriotic pride during the Soviet Union era.

A Children's Costume Contest in Macedonia Sparks Outrage With ‘Portable Adolf’ Hitler Entry

"Everybody was appalled by the poor kid dressed as Hitler. Who, we all know, was racist...Even those who shouted..."For a clean Macedonia," which is exactly what Hitler was all about."

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