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Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

In 2015, there were 24,025 documented suicides in Japan, that equates to almost 70 people killing themselves each and every day. The Tojinbo Cliffs are a national park located in Fukui Prefecture, here it turns out is one of the most popular spots for suicide in Japan. The cliffs themselves are known to provide a quick death as some reach a height of 23 meters whilst the water below is about 20 me

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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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Tapping The Wire

The Wire is an American crime drama tv series which is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Produced by HBO the first episode aired June 2, 2002 and ended in 2008, in its entirety it 60 episodes long all of which are spread out over 5 seasons. The series is highly praised for its literary themes, its unique accuracy with regards to exploring society and politics and its realistic portrayal of urban li

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The Weight Cut

Driven by the huge success of fight promoters such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), mixed martial arts has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world, not to mention one of the most lucrative having seen the UFC itself being recently sold for $4 billion dollars. Before fighters step into the cage they must make weight for their particular weight class. Here is a list of w

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Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation

In the beginning the universe was a bit of a let down really, after the big bang nothing else really happened for millions of years. The big bang was not really the moment of creation, the real moment of creation came 100 million years later and it was a magical, metaphysical moment known as the cosmic dawn, the moment of first light when stars began to form. These first star formations were fu

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Elisa: The Documentary

In mid February 2013, the Cecil hotel of Los Angeles received complaints of a peculiar dark tinge to the hotels drinking water. People described how it had a funny taste and a strange odour. One guest even detailed how "the shower was was awful, when you turned the tap on the water was coming black first for two seconds". A maintenance worker was sent to investigate the tanks located on the roo

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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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The Lost Tribes of Humanity

We like to think that humans are special, and we are but we are not one of a kind. The past thirty to frothy thousand years in human history have been really unique in the sense that we are alone on our planet. Earlier than this and there were always different types of humans around, those that we met and mixed with. Thanks to well preserved DNA we now know that there were at least four other d

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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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