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A line of moai - statues on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Easter parade!

A row of fifteen standing moai, the famous stone statues of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the South Pacific.

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Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu

The 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, over 2,400 metres (nearly 8,000 feet) above sea level in the Peruvian Andes.

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Author Murray Watson with his book front cover on T-shirt

Privileged information reveals expats were asked to be spies

"Interviewees’ testimonies bring historical interpretations to life. Recorded life stories are intensely private, often funny, and occasionally heartbreaking. Many of the English-born immigrant interviewees with whom we spent time talked frankly about their fears, expectations, and family separation anxieties." Author Murray Watson looks at some of the rich data—and some of the surprises!—that social historians can unearth when they ask people to tell their own story.

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President Roussef and Pelé on a stadium inspection

Will Brazil be late for the party?

It's less than 100 days until the kick-off of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, so naturally it's time for the media to start fretting about the organisers' lack of preparedness. Do they have a point?

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Flag of Brazil

Five questions about Brazil – Quick Quiz

2014 is a big year for Brazil - the World Cup's being held there from 12 June to 13 July. But how much else do you know about the country?

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