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The rappers Sameh Zakout (left) and Uriya Rosenman, in Acre, Israel on June 8th. Photograph: Dan Balilty/The New York Times

Uriya Rosenman grew up on Israeli military bases and served as an officer in an elite unit of the army. His father was a combat pilot. His grandfather(...)

 Claude Lanzmann, the journalist and film director whose obsession with the Nazi genocide brought forth ‘Shoah’. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Claude Lanzmann, the journalist and film director whose obsession with the Nazi genocide brought forth Shoah, a groundbreaking film that relived the a(...)

“Not satisfied with the sealed packages and bits of bone displayed elsewhere, Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria displays a skull discovered in the early 1800s which it claims to be that of St Valentine himself, wearing a crown of flowers.”

Love is in the air today when couples flock to Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin and the Shrine of St Valentine. The reliquary contains a vessel “ti(...)