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  • Islamic State beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes: reports

    Islamic State beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes: reports
    Britain said on Saturday it was investigating reports that a man believed to be a British national suspected of carrying out beheadings in videos released by Islamic State had been wounded in a U.S.-led air strike last week. The man, dubbed "Jihadi John"...
  • Reports: ISIS beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes

    Reports: ISIS beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes
    Britain said on Saturday it was investigating reports that a man believed to be a British national suspected of carrying out beheadings in videos released by Islamic State had been wounded in a U.S.-led air strike last week. The man, dubbed "Jihadi John"...
  • G20 commits to fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

    G20 commits to fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine
    Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President...
  • Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

    Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans
    Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the...
  • 'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps

    'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps
    The documentary "Night Will Fall," receiving an Oscar-qualifying run in advance of its HBO premiere in January, is a masterfully constructed, eye-opening and, at times, eyes-averting look at an obscure chapter of Holocaust history. It's also one of the...
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 11, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' is seen lit up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation...
  • CNU will host forums on Scottish independence, church taxes

    CNU will host forums on Scottish independence, church taxes
    Christopher Newport University will host a two forums in the next few weeks, discussing Scottish independence and whether churches should be taxed. The CNU Public History Center will have a panel discussion titled "The Vote for Scottish Independence:...
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...
  • Portraits Of British Aristocrats And Their Servants At Yale Museum

    Portraits Of British Aristocrats And Their Servants At Yale Museum
    In the 18th century, the economy of Great Britain was flourishing and many families were becoming prosperous. At around the same time, the painting genre of "conversation pieces" was created. These paintings showed families in groups, arranged in such a...
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...