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It was the arrival of the cannon in the 19th century that finally heralded the end of elephants being used as an instrument of war. Until that time, from as early as 1000BC, they trampled across battlefields around the globe, through wars in places as far flung as Yemen and Sri Lanka.
It is cultural norms in communities that orient children towards education
Half a million 15-year-olds were tested in 65 countries - and we were 26th in maths and 23rd in reading
What it was like to be six years old on that day in November 1963
Fireworks and plumes of smoke could be seen for miles outside the factory, which employs 300 people
150,000 people lined up to pay respects to the so-called 'Red Napoleon'
Journalist who reported from the Far East for the BBC across three decades
The celebrated Vietnamese general who oversaw key victories against France and America and effectively ended French colonial rule in the region has died aged 102.
Our guide to getting there, getting in, and getting around
Private pools, pampering spas, and isolated villas
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was “questionable.”
Students who take degrees in certain medical specialities such as tuberculosis and leprosy also will get a free ride
George "Bud" Day, who died on 27 July aged 88, spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and was John McCain's cellmate. One of the most highly decorated US servicemen since General MacArthur, he was later a tireless advocate for veterans' rights.
Mr Hung was stunned that someone had kept his bones for so long, but happy that when the time comes, they will be buried with him
From Corsica and Karnataka to snug sleeping bags and new hotels
The Gunners are due to become the first Premier League to play in the country