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  • War crimes in Syria?

    We don't know their names but we know their numbers, and we can see the evidence of their torture, thanks to a former crime-scene photographer who says he became a reluctant documenter of murder "on an industrial scale" committed by Bashar Assad's...
  • Syria talks adjourn with little promise but some hope

    BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war. After almost a week of...
  • Altitude Inks Deals on 14 Films Including Samuel L. Jackson Starrer 'Big Game'

    LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has closed international distribution deals on 14 films, including "Big Game," an action adventure starring Samuel L. Jackson as the U.S. President. "Big Game," which is written and directed by Jalmari Helander ("Rare...
  • Unique gift books by Hampton Roads authors for readers, others

    Unique gift books by Hampton Roads authors for readers, others
    It's official—only seven more shopping days until Christmas, eight if you count today. If you're scrambling to find last-minute gifts, consider books by local authors. We've focused in recent months on popular genres, but this week I'd like to share...
  • Seniors on the Go: Finding the best ski deals

    Seniors on the Go: Finding the best ski deals
    "Skiing is expensive," starts a new posting at Outside Online (http://www.outsideonline.com). Just in case you didn't already know. But Outside Online, along with several other sources of ski information, is right there with places to look for the best...
  • Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

    In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland. The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
  • 'Alien' Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

    H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist who designed the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi pic "Alien" died May 12 at age 74. An employee of H.R. Giger Museum has confirmed Swiss media reports that Giger, born Hans Rudolf, died in Zurich...
  • H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures

    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child. As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
  • Young thief steals show in heart-wrenching 'Sister' ★★★ 1/2

    Young thief steals show in heart-wrenching 'Sister' ★★★ 1/2
    For 12-year-old Simon, the resilient central character in the Swiss drama "Sister," the ski season is a time of particular purpose. His daily gondola-lift rides to a tony mountaintop resort are not about sport but a matter of enterprise, a way of...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...
  • April Ross, Jennifer Kessy split matches at FIVB Grand Slam

    April Ross, Jennifer Kessy split matches at FIVB Grand Slam
    No. 1-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their first match against Poland, but fell to Switzerland later Tuesday, splitting their first two pool-play volleyball matches at the FIVB Grant Slam in Long Beach. Each team plays three pool-play...