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Costa Concordia: The Whole Story

On the night of the 13th of January 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the island of Giglio, Tuscany, west of Italy. Its carcass lay off the coast of Tuscany for a year a grim reminder of one of the most bizarre catastrophes in nautical history and of the incredible series of blunders that took 32 lives making it the worst cruise accident since the Titanic.This special inve

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The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier

Otto Warmbier was an American college student who went on a trip to Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea back in 2016. On this trip he found himself caught up in some real trouble as he was put on trial and sentenced to 15 years hard labor after being convicted of attempting to steal a propaganda poster.A year on from the trial Otto would succumb to the punishment he received whilst in

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

In 1969 violence erupted in Northern Ireland between Protestants loyal to the British Crown and Catholics. As such an information warfare department is established inside the British Army's Northern Ireland headquarters at Lisburn, comprising army psychological warfare and the Information Research Department (IRD), a clandestine department in the British Foreign Office.The IRD as a Foreign O

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Bannon’s War

On Sept. 23, 2021, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was subpoenaed by the U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Revisit FRONTLINE’s examination of Bannon’s worldview and his role in Donald Trump's campaign and administration.A bombastic figure on the far right who rose to prominence as a policy adviser and speechwriter, Steven Bannon entered the White Hous

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The Deadly Blast of Beirut

At 6:08 pm on August 4th, 2020, in Beirut, Lebanon, it is a sweltering hot day in this ancient Mediterranean city which is home to 2.2 million people. The nation is suffering its worst crisis since the end of the civil war which lasted from 1975 to 1990. Without any economic reform by the new government, the Lebanese pound is collapsing and fresh groceries are hard to come by and the Covid-19 pan

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The Killings of the Three Scottish Soldiers

For two years the BBC Spotlight team worked on the series The Troubles a Secret History revisiting some of the systemic moments of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Investigating some of the more pivotal events that were enormously significant at the time but hardly scrutinised since, like the killings of three young Scottish soldiers found shot dead, their bodies dumped in north Belfast.They

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How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol

They came from all 50 states out of some sense of patriotic duty to protest an election they believed was stolen. Their day of action was January 6th, 2021, a day when Congress would count electoral ballots and ratify the 2020 results. For some, it was just a rally for their president, but for others that attended it was a call to arms.In the weeks leading up to the rally, there were over a

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Killing Gaza

Killing Gaza is a film created by two independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen, it is a detailed account of Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza, a conflict that lasted 7 weeks (8 July – 26 August 2014) and was one of the deadliest seen between the Palestinians and Israel in decades. This film reveals the terrible events that took place throughout the war and its horrific aftermath. As the t

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North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator

Kim Jong-un, ruler of North Korea, he is just 36 years old but he commands the world's fourth-largest military, he has access to nuclear weapons and his family has ruled over their people using violence and terror for over 70 years. Kim however, is a man torn between two worlds, the traditions of his brutal Communist past and the need to become a legitimate modern leader.Herein lies Kim's dil

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