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The first Indian to win Miss World
Reita Faria was the first Indian to win the Miss World beauty competition in 1966
The first Tasers
Why Los Angeles police began using a new weapon in the early 1980s.
The 'Woman in Gold'
How one of Klimt's most famous paintings was returned to the family who'd owned it
I saw the soldiers who killed El Salvador's priests
Lucia Cerna was the only witness to a murder that shocked El Salvador in November 1989
The man who got Delhi on track
India's capital city built a Metro to tackle its traffic and air pollution problems
Exploring Arabia's Empty Quarter
How Wilfred Thesiger travelled in one of the world's harshest environments in the 1940s.
The man who gave his voice to Stephen Hawking
American scientist Dennis Klatt pioneered synthesised speech using his own voice.
India's economic revolution
In the 1990s India began to open up its state-controlled economy
From cakes to computers
How the Lyons catering company pioneered LEO, the first electronic office system
Handing back Uluru
In 1985 Australia's famous natural landmark Uluru was returned to aboriginal ownership
The first confirmed case of HIV in America
Robert R was a teenager who died of an undiagnosed illness in Missouri in 1969
The killing of Pablo Escobar
The Colombian drug trafficker was shot dead by police on December 2nd 1993
How a doomed Antarctic expedition in 1914 became a legendary story of survival
The British sculptor who won over the world
Henry Moore revolutionised sculpture by creating immense works and setting them outside.
Jaslyk – Uzbekistan’s infamous prison
A prison camp in the Uzbek desert became notorious for torture and human rights abuses.