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Wartime talks between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin went slowly until a drinking session lasting until 3am, newly released files reveal.
An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
King Edward VIII was bugged by the government at the height of the 1936 abdication crisis, files released by the National Archives show.
Venezuela's National Assembly backs plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage.
The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
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