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Current Topic: Olympic Games

The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913 and debuted in 1920.
The Olympic Games (often referred to simply as The Olympics) are the worlds premier multi-sport international athletic competition held every four years in various locations. Separate summer and winter games are now held two years apart from each other. Until 1992, they were held in the same year.

Featured Article: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

A mugshot photo of Baghdadi detained at Camp Bucca, Iraq, 2004
Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Qurayshi (July 28, 1971 – October 27, 2019) was the Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Baghdadi rose to prominence in ISIL after his detainment in 2004 with Al Qaeda commanders at the American Camp Bucca in Iraq. The group has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, as well as by the European Union and many individual states, while Baghdadi was considered a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the United States until his death in October 2019.

Popular Article: Golden Rule

La justice holds scales in one hand and a book with the Golden rule in the other
The Golden Rule is a cross-cultural ethical precept found in virtually all the religions of the world. Also known as the "Ethic of Reciprocity," the Golden Rule can be rendered in either positive or negative formulations: most expressions take a passive form, as expressed by the Jewish sage Hillel: "What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow neighbor. This is the whole Law, all the rest is commentary" (Talmud, Shabbat 31a). In Christianity, however, the principle is expressed affirmatively by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" (Gospel of Matthew 7:12). This principle has for centuries been known in English as the Golden Rule in recognition of its high value and importance in both ethical living and reflection.

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