The Guardian

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Why Did Two Parents Murder Their Adopted Child?

Asunta Fong Yang was adopted as a baby by a wealthy Spanish couple. Aged 12, she was found dead beside a country road. Not long after, her mother and father were arrested.

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Death of a Troll

The story behind an online gamer’s suicide.

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The Man Who Solved His Own Murder

In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy working for British intelligence, was poisoned. As he lay dying, he worked with detectives to find his killer.

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The Mystery of India’s Deadly Exam Scam

The bribery scandal, involving tests given for coveted government jobs and medical school admissions, began implicating high-ranking officials. Then people started turning up dead.

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The Machiavelli of Maryland

Edward Luttwak is a military strategist, a classical scholar, a cattle rancher, and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama.

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The Murderers Next Door

In a remote corner of Romania, neighbors kill each other over tiny strips of land.

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The Bizarre Scheme to Transform a Remote Island into the New Dubai

What happens when an impoverished island nation enters into a deal to sell its own citizenship in bulk.

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Lost at Sea: the Man Who Vanished for 14 Months

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him—for 438 days.

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The Revenge of Marwencol

Mark Hogancamp nearly died after being jumped by five men in 2000. After waking from a coma with no memories, he developed an extraordinary coping device: he built a miniature town in his garden where he gets his revenge.