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Civil War in Somalia

Posted February 21st, 2011 at 12:10 AM by Gile na Gile

Ultimately of course, the current problem of piracy resides in the collapse of the Somali state back in 1991. Until such time as a legitimate government is installed, which importantly, has the support and confidence of the majority of the population, will we be in a position to see the territorial integrity of the Somali coastline restored. Many of the prisoners languishing in the jails of coastal towns in Puntland are former fisherman charged with piracy.

It is known that once the...
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Stephen III of Moldavia

Posted April 30th, 2011 at 06:36 AM by Alcibiades

Stephen III of Moldavia,who is also known as Stephen the Great(or Stefan cel Mare)was a ruler of Moldavia between 1457 and 1504,and the greatest Monarch in the history of that country.He was a member of House of Musat.

His father,Bogdan II,had ruled Moldavia for only 2 years,from 1459 to 1451,when he was killed by Stephen's uncle,Petru Aron at a wedding of one of his boyars.Young Stephen managed to escape.During the next years,Moldavia was embroiled in a civil war between Petru and
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An Introduction to Ibn Sina: The Doctor of Doctors

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:33 PM by Mohammed the Persian

Click the image to open in full size.A portrait of Ibn Sina

To simplify his life, Ibn Sina was a Persian Polymath best known (in the medical world) for his pioneering works in Medicine. That is, a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. In less formal terms, a polymath (or polymathic person) may simply be someone who is very knowledgeable.

Now, in this essay, we shall try to examine...
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"I, Claudius" (BBC, 1976)

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 07:54 AM by Clodius
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The 1976 BBC mini-serial, I, Claudius (based on Robert Graves' novel) is often cited as one of the greatest television series of all time. It narrates the life story and family history of Claudius, the fourth Roman emperor, beginning in the reign of Augustus and progressing through the careers of the surly and savage Tiberius and the deranged Caligula. Derek Jacobi won a BAFTA award for his scintillating turn as the title character, and it remains perhaps his career-best performance. Fortunately,...
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Four Dead in Five Seconds

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 09:16 AM by unclefred (American Miscellanea)

One of the most famous fights of the old west involved the hot tempered Marshall, Dallas Stoudenmire.
The battle called, "Four dead in five seconds", erupted on April 14th 1881 in El Paso. Stoudenmire had been Marshall for just 3 days. Ex Marshall George Campbell was drinking in the notorious Keating's Saloon and began arguing with Constable Gus Krempkau. John Hale, a friend of Campbell pulled out one of Campbells guns from his waist and shot the Constable, yelling "George,...
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