It took Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw only 14 days to secure his place in Indian history.
Want a backstage pass to the gladiator games? Then join a behind-the-scenes tour of Rome’s Colosseum, taking in the underground chambers where the ancient city’s famous warriors prepared themselves for battle.
Fresh from Ellis Island, Stavros gets a job shining shoes at Grand Central Terminal.
Heavy gun battles raged around the last bastions of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo as the United Nations warned both sides to rein in their soldiers; the countdown to Gbagbo’s exit began. The boom of large weapons rang across the city as forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara targeted the two official presidential residences and the state broadcaster.
Human rights groups in Nigeria are questioning how a fundamentalist Islamist sect leader died.