Today in History for August 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood. (Aug. 2)

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In Berlin, refugees take classes on sexual consent | AFP

In Marzahn, one of Berlin’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, where thousands of refugees have landed since 2015, seven men who have come to Berlin from Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan are attending a class on sexuality and consent.

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Today in History for July 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases its report; Birth of the Frisbee. (July 22)

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UNESCO lists Iraq’s Babylon as World Heritage Site | AFP

UNESCO adds the sprawling Mesopotamian city of Babylon to its World Heritage List, boosting Iraq’s hopes of revived tourism nearly two years after jihadists ravaged other celebrated sites. Iraq had been trying since 1983 to have the site — a massive 10-square-kilometre complex of which just 18% has been excavated thus far — recognised by UNESCO.

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Attorneys: SEAL made mistake, but didn’t murder

A military jury sentenced a decorated Navy SEAL to four months of confinement for posing with the body of an Islamic State captive in Iraq, but a judge credited him with enough days to ensure he won’t be locked up. (July 3)

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Navy SEAL sentenced for posing with dead captive

A military jury sentenced a decorated Navy SEAL to four months of confinement for posing with the body of an Islamic State captive in Iraq, but a judge credited him with enough days to ensure he won’t be locked up. (July 3)

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Acquitted Navy SEAL thanks Donald Trump, Fox News

The decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017 thanked Fox News, President Donald Trump and two congressmen for their support during his trial. (July 3)

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