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Ross Kemp Extreme World: Mongolia

Just over 25 years ago Mongolia emerged from the shadows of a crumbling Soviet Union, since then the country has been through a mining boom. This has been driven by neighbouring China's insatiable demand for Mongolia's huge deposits of natural resources such as coal, copper, gold and other minerals. However the economy now appears to be slowing down and the country is being wrecked by increasin

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A Smarter Gun?

America is a country which was founded on gun culture, the right to own one was written into their constitution. The American people as a whole possess an estimated 260 to 300 million guns, it is safe to say that firearms are not going anyway anytime soon and it would appear that any political attempts at gun control are dead in the water. With this gun culture comes many social issues, an epid

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WikiSecrets: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks

Bradley Manning was responsible for leaking more than half a million classified documents via the webisite WikiLeaks back in 2010. Manning was an Army intelligence analyst and in this film which was originally aired in 2011 FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith manages to gain exclusive access to those who were closest to to him in order to tell his story and why he decided to leak the documents he

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Divided States of America

Two days after the election, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, old antagonists met one another for the first time. There was something surreal about this moment due to the fact that the two had such a bumpy past with Trump publicly questioning the legitimacy of Barack's presidency stating that he was not born in the United States and now here Barack was sat feet away from president-elect Trump. Th

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Kidnapped by North Korea

It has now become clear that throughout the 1970's and 80's, hundreds, possibly thousands, of men women and children were abducted by North Korea's Secret Service as ordered by their leader Kim Jung II. Most of these abductions occurred on Japanese soil as well as South Korea but it is believed that nationals from at least 11 other countries including Thailand, Romania, Holland and France were als

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The IRA: Have They Gone Away?

The murder of former IRA commander Gerard Jock Davison in May 2015, sent shockwaves through Belfast republicanism. The police had no clue who committed the murder, but others who were desperate for revenge decided they knew who it was and on the 12th August 2015, Kevin McGuigan was shot dead in front of his wife. This time however police had suspects in mind, they pointed fingers at members of

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Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius

In 1950, Percy Julian was one of the few African Americans who had a Ph.D. He was Chicago's man of the year and for good reason, he was a groundbreaking scientist. However, Percy did not have an easy road, he was the grandson of Alabama slaves and was met with every barrier possible with regards to living in a deeply segregated America. Denied teaching positions and the target of many death thr

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The Untold History of the United States

The Untold History of the United States is a 12 part documentary series which was directed, produced and narrated by Academy Award winning writer/director Oliver Stone. The series is an uncompromising examination of the history of the United States, it provides us with a crucial counter-point to the tendency towards self-congratulation with regards to ones own historical past. Stone shines a li

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The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump

In May 2016, parents of a 20 year old named Michael Sandford had reported that their son had gone missing in America. Twenty three days later Michael turned up at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Las Vegas. Shortly after Trump took to the stage Michael approached a police officer, seconds later he attempted to take the officers gun. At first it was unclear as to what his intentions were but whe

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