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  • Al-Qaida in Syria Seizes Large Parts of Northern City

    03/28/2015 4:32:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Syrian opposition activists say al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, has seized large parts of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces. ...
  • Several people shot inside restaurant in Sweden, at least one dead: Police, witnesses

    03/18/2015 7:46:13 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 19 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 19 March 2015 | AFP Reuters
    STOCKHOLM - Several people have been shot inside a restaurant in the south-western city of Gothenburg in Sweden, according to media reports that quoted the Swedish police. The Daily Express reported that at least one person had been killed, and the death toll was expected to rise ...
  • Islamic State: Former Australian soldier Ashley Johnston killed fighting militants in Iraq

    02/25/2015 10:46:49 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | News Desk
    A former Australian soldier has been killed fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq. It is believed Ashley Johnston, a former Army reservist originally from Queensland, was killed in an assault by Kurdish forces on an IS position near the Iraqi city of Shingal. ...
  • Damascus, Syria, Wakes Up to Massive Rocket Attacks

    02/05/2015 11:12:19 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5 Feb 2015 | Molly Hunter
    Residents of Damascus, Syria, awoke Thursday morning to rocket attacks in the center of the city, apparently by the Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam), the second attack in as many weeks. Syrian state news agency SANA said five people were killed ...
  • Review: ‘October Dreams II’ edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish

    02/05/2015 1:39:23 AM PST · by BlackVeil
    October Country ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | blugilliand
    This long-anticipated follow-up to Cemetery Dance’s original “Celebration of Halloween” (from way back in 2000!) proves to be a worthy companion volume, filled with fiction that captures the essence of the haunting season alongside essays and remembrances that recall the favorite Halloween memories of a talented roster of horror authors. The editors ...
  • Turkey indicts Dutch reporter over 'terror propaganda'

    02/03/2015 1:15:27 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 03 Feb 2015 | Umut Uras
    A Dutch journalist based in southeastern Turkey has been officially indicted by Turkish prosecutors for spreading "terrorist propaganda" on social media. ... "The document refers to tweets and Facebook posts as well as her weekly column on Diken.com.tr, an independent Turkish news website," she said. The Prosecutor's office charges Geerdink with spreading propaganda for the outlawed armed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) group that has been fighting against the Turkish state since mid-1980s. She is facing one to five years in prison. ...
  • Milford man dies in Saudi Arabia, family believe texts point to murder

    01/29/2015 7:16:52 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | Paul Feely
    ... Arsenault and others refuse to believe Cramer, 50, who was found dead in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia on Jan. 15, committed suicide by leaping off the third-floor balcony of his hotel — as family members were originally told by representative of his employer, Kollsman Inc., of Merrimack, and its parent company, Elbit Systems of America. Family members suspect foul play after receiving suspicious text messages from Cramer just minutes before his death. ...
  • Discovery of site of Jesus' trial creates dilemma for pilgrims

    01/19/2015 1:58:28 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 19 Jan 2015 | anon
    Archaeologists might have uncovered the site of the trial of Jesus. While excavating the floors underneath an abandoned building next to the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, archaeologists came across the foundation walls and sewage system that lay beneath Herod the Great’s Jerusalem palace. According to scholars, this is most likely the place ...
  • Canada may be better haven than Israel for French Jews, says rabbi

    01/15/2015 2:10:54 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    The Star ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | anon
    WASHINGTON—Canada may be a better answer than Israel as the safest of harbours in the event of a spiking Jewish exodus from France, a prominent American rabbi said Wednesday. Citing direct contact with potential Jewish émigrés who say they are reluctant to trade the uncertainties of France for the complications of Israel, Washington-based Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld is calling on both Canada and the U.S. to open immigration channels ...
  • Charlie Hebdo shooting: Hamyd Mourad 'in shock' after wrongly linked to attack on newspaper

    01/11/2015 9:51:07 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Hamyd Mourad describes himself as a normal 18-year-old who lives with his parents, but on the day France was gripped by the Charlie Hebdo massacre, he became known as "the third suspect" - even though he was in class at the time of the shooting. The brother-in-law of one of the two gunmen turned himself in to police on Wednesday, horrified and baffled to hear his name circulating in the news and on social media, and he was released without charge on Friday evening, relieved but badly shaken. ...
  • Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 and MH370 share similarities according to aviation experts

    12/28/2014 4:02:44 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 27 replies
    News.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | anon
    HOURS after the disappearance of QZ8501, aviation experts are already comparing the incident with the yet to be solved mystery of MH370. Like MH370, the AirAsia Indonesia flight disappeared from radars and made no further communication with Air Traffic Control early into the flight from Surabaya to Singapore. ...
  • Armenians in Iran preparing for Christmas [Jan 6]

    12/28/2014 12:54:22 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Public Radio of Armenia ^ | 26 Dec 2014 | Siranush Ghazanchyan
    Iran’s Christian Armenian minority is storming the gift shops in Tehran, buying them out of all their ornaments, Santa figures and pine trees to hang in their stores and homes, the Jerusalem Post reports. As Christians all over the world geared up for Christmas this week, so too were Iranians preparing to celebrate the festive holiday in all its glory. Iran’s Christian Armenian minority in particular ...
  • Is Al Jazeera changing its tune on Syria?

    12/28/2014 12:47:36 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Al-Akhbar ^ | December 27, 2014 | By: Wissam Kanaan
    It is no secret that Al Jazeera is the media arm of Qatari foreign policy, which has suffered a successive series of setbacks, particularly in Syria. But some time ago, signs that changes had taken place in the editorial line of Al Jazeera began to emerge, as evident in the terminology the Qatari satellite channel started using. For example, Al Jazeera no longer refers to opposition fighters as “rebels.” Moreover, Al Jazeera has been giving airtime for discussions about the mistakes of the Free Syrian Army. Soon enough, coverage of Syria in Al Jazeera news bulletins started decreasing. A few...
  • Banker dies after becoming impaled on railings in 60ft fall from central London home

    12/10/2014 2:32:29 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | By Emma Glanfield
    A banker has died after becoming impaled on railings after falling 60ft from the window of a luxury penthouse in central London, which is next door to John Lennon's former home. ...Metropolitan Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious but confirmed enquiries were being carried out into the circumstances surrounding his death.
  • Oil spill said to be worst in Israel's history

    12/07/2014 12:08:31 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 4 Dec 2014 | Billie Frenkel
    The Environmental Protection Ministry called the oil spill from the Tran-Israel pipeline in southern Israel one of the worst pollution events in the history of Israel on Thursday and said the clean up will cause landscape damage and could take many months. ...
  • Mexico missing: Ugandan priest identified in mass grave

    11/15/2014 7:02:58 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | anon
    Forensic experts in Mexico have identified the body of a Ugandan Catholic priest among the remains found in a mass grave last month. Father John Ssenyondo had been missing since being kidnapped in south-western Guerrero state six months ago. The grave was located by federal police looking for 43 students who went missing in the area on 26 September. ...
  • Isis Syria News: 70 Assad Officers Beheaded in Audacious Attack on Idlib

    10/28/2014 10:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | By Maria Khan
    Isis (Islamic State) and Jabhat al-Nusar militants were close to capturing Syria's second city after hundreds of jihadists took over the newly appointed governor's office in the provincial capital, Idlib. It's believed 70 Syrian senior army officers were beheaded before government troops could recapture the building and save Idlib. ...
  • Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

    10/24/2014 11:04:51 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Staff
    Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed at least 30 soldiers. The measures will begin on Saturday at 03:00 GMT "for [a] duration of three months," Presidency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a statement, in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last year. A three-day mourning period has been declared across the country, ...
  • CSL [Australian] looking to help fight Ebola virus

    10/16/2014 4:31:52 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Manufacturers Monthly ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Matt MacDonald
    Melbourne-based biotech manufacturer CSL says it is looking at how it can help fight the deadly Ebola virus. According to AAP, the blood plasma product and vaccine maker is talking with the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the possibly of it helping collect antibodies from the blood of survivors of the virus. ...
  • The writer who took Mao out into the cold

    10/03/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2 Oct 2014 | anon
    Pierre Ryckmans, writer and academic. Born 1935, died 2014 Nowadays Mao is generally regarded as a tyrant on a par with Hitler and Stalin — worse, by some measures, if “indirect deaths” (starvation due to his policies) are counted in the overall toll. Yet in the 1970s he was the darling of the European radical Left. Pierre Ryckmans was born in Brussels into a well-off, devout Roman Catholic family. One relative was a monsignor; another a governor of the Belgian Congo. He first visited China in 1955 as a student and subsequently worked in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong before...
  • At least 34 Syrian children die from contaminated measles vaccine

    09/17/2014 3:53:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 September 2014 | Mowaffaq Safadi
    At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebel government said on Tuesday, warning that the deaths might be caused by saboteurs linked to the Assad regime. The death toll is expected to rise, with many children from eight towns in Idlib province, north-west Syria, still in intensive care on Tuesday night. ...
  • [Australian] Police apologise for leaving plastic explosive in suitcase at Sydney airport

    09/11/2014 10:50:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Sept 2014 | Paul Farrell
    A suitcase containing plastic explosive was accidentally left at Sydney airport for three weeks by the Australian federal police in a serious training blunder. The AFP released a statement on Thursday apologising for mistakenly leaving a training device at the airport – containing 230g of plastic explosive ....
  • Jill Freud, Inspiration for Lucy in 'Narnia,' Reveals C.S. Lewis Memories

    09/05/2014 2:05:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Paul Bond
    There are multiple films in the works that will explore the relationship between literary fantasy giants J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, one called Tolkien & Lewis from Attractive Films and another called Jack & Tollers from Third Dart Studios. Still another from Fox Searchlight will focus only on Tolkien and is titled, appropriately enough, Tolkien. While the films are in the early stages, one of them — Tolkien & Lewis — is set to announce an interesting castmember: Jill Freud, aka the real Lucy Pevensie from Lewis’ books about Narnia. ...
  • Paris building blast: Four dead, eleven injured, five missing [said to be gas leak]

    08/31/2014 5:02:29 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 23 replies
    Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion destroyed a four-storey building in a suburb of Paris on Sunday morning. Rescue teams with sniffer dogs are searching through the rubble for five other people, including a child, who are still missing. ...
  • Libya’s Islamist militias claim control of capital

    08/24/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 25 August 2014 | anon
    CAIRO: Libya’s Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub. ...
  • Silence over UK’s Muslim Brotherhood inquiry raises questions

    08/24/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT · by BlackVeil
    The National ^ | 23 August 2014 | Colin Randall
    The British government is fighting claims that it has delayed publication of a long-awaited report on the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities, and possible links to terrorism, after learning that it opposed a ban on the organisation. Downing Street, the office of British prime minister, David Cameron, previously said the report would be presented ...
  • Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live

    07/24/2014 4:37:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 77 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 24 July 2014 | By Andrew Marszal
    Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers and six crew loses contact with air traffic control and disappears from radar after taking off from Burkina Faso on flight to Algeria ...
  • Australians among dead after Malaysia Airlines jet shot down by missile over Ukraine

    07/17/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 19 replies
    Up to 27 Australians have died on board a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that was shot down by a ground-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew. ...
  • Gunmen kill 29 women in attack on Baghdad brothel

    07/16/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Jul 2014 | anon
    Religious militias are suspected of carrying out a massacre in a brothel in Baghdad in which 29 women and two men were killed. ... an notorious brothel-keeper known only as "Aws", who used to bribe police and soldiers in the neighbourhood to turn a blind eye to his rackets. The side street where the compound was located was routinely guarded by members of the security forces. Grisly photographs obtained by the AFP news agency showed crouching bodies of five women huddled together in a corner of a bathroom with blood-spattered tiled walls and floor ...
  • Opera Australia has sacked soprano Tamar Iveri over homophobic slurs

    06/22/2014 9:38:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 38 replies
    Daily Life ^ | 20 June 2014 | Debbie Cuthbertson
    Opera Australia have sacked soprano Tamar Iveri following the furore over "unconscionable" homophobic comments singer posted on her Facebook page. ... The post took the form of a letter to Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in which she implored him to "stop vigorous attempts to bring West's ‘fecal masses’ in the mentality of the people by means of propaganda". The singer was responding to a gay pride parade that had been organised to pass through the yard of an Orthodox Church in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. On Saturday the singer blamed her husband for the comments ...
  • Police waited hours before launching search for missing teens

    06/15/2014 5:26:21 AM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Ynet News ^ | 15 June 2014 | Yoav Zitun
    Police received a preliminary report about the disappearance of the three teens in the West Bank at around the time of the assumed kidnapping on Thursday night, it emerged Saturday. However, the police did not begin searching for the teens or inform the IDF and Shin Bet until the father of one of the boys went to the police in the early hours of Friday morning. ...
  • IDF held drill in area hours before teens disappeared

    06/15/2014 5:18:52 AM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Ynet News ^ | 15 June 2014 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF held a drill in the same area of the West Bank where three yeshiva students went missing on Thursday night, less than a day before their disappearance. The extensive exercise drilled the layout of a massive, developing terror attack. ...
  • The Israeli army calls an entire batallion to the Hebron area

    06/15/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Palestine News Network ^ | 15 June 2014 | Staff
    The Israeli Military Command decided today to send another unit of infantry troops to the Hebron area to join the ongoing military operation in search of the three missing settlers, which has been titled “Return of the Brothers”. ...
  • Snow falls on Victorian alpine peaks [Australia]

    06/14/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Sky News Australia ^ | 15 June 2014 | Staff
    After a slow start to the season, snow has finally begun falling on Victoria's alpine peaks. At Mt Hotham, 3cm of snow had fallen since Saturday morning ...
  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting in custody

    06/01/2014 2:58:50 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 1 June 2014 | Staff
    A man suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24 was arrested Friday in Marseille, carrying a Kalashnikov and a pistol of the type used in Belgian capital AFP learned on Sunday from sources close to the investigation and judicial source. A source close to the investigation says that Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old from Roubaix in northern France, is suspected of having been in the company of jihadists in Syria in 2013. He is in custody on suspicion of murder ...
  • Israeli counterterror chief’s son blames US for his 1988 assassination

    06/01/2014 1:13:13 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 31 May 2014 | Staff
    Twenty-five years after a famed Israeli counterterrorism operator died in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico, his son alleged on Friday that the death was an assassination, and pointed the finger of blame at the United States. Amiram Nir was the counterterrorism adviser to former Israeli prime ministers Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir in the 1980s, and played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal which involved officials in the Reagan administration secretly facilitating the sale of arms to Iran, including by Israel, in breach of an embargo. Nir died in late 1988 in a plane crash...
  • Mummy blogger Lacey Spears investigated after son dies of salt poisoning

    05/31/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    EssentialKids ^ | May 7, 2014 | Livia Gamble
    Mummy blogger Lacey Spears is being investigated after her son died of a suspected salt overdose. Five-year-old Garnett Spears died suspiciously in January from acute sodium poisoning, reports the Daily Mail. Lacey built a following blogging about her son's illness for many years, dubbing her son "Garnett the Great". A source close to the investigation told Fox News, "It's evident by the nature of what was found in his body that somebody, in effect, poisoned him.” ...
  • Gerry Adams arrest: NI police granted extension

    05/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 May 2014 | anon
    Police in Northern Ireland have been given more time to question Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. ... An initial 48-hour deadline to either charge or release him was due to expire at 20:00 BST on Friday, but the police successfully applied for more time to question him. ...
  • Retired army general wants Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery demolished

    04/14/2014 5:26:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Al-ahram ^ | 13 Apr 2014 | Sherry El-Gergawi
    A retired army general says he has filed a court case pushing for Egypt's historic Saint Catherine's Monastery to be demolished and its Greek monks deported on the grounds that they pose a threat to national security. In May 2012, Ahmed Ragai Attiya obtained 71 administrative orders regarding the demolition of the monastery's multiple churches, monk cells, gardens and other places of interest on the grounds, which he claims were all built in 2006 and thus not historic, according to Ihab Ramzy, the monastery's lawyer. ... In the same ONTV interview, Attiya levelled a host of accusations against the monastery's...
  • Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic law to permit child marriage

    03/08/2014 7:10:11 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    About two dozen Iraqi women have demonstrated in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers. The group's protest was on International Women's Day on Saturday (local time) and a week after the cabinet voted for the legislation, based on Shiite Islamic jurisprudence, allowing clergy to preside over marriages, divorces and inheritances. The draft law would also ...
  • Turkey caught in the Russia-Crimea snowstorm

    03/02/2014 5:48:25 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 34 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 1 March 2014 | Ceylan Ozbudak
    As I am writing this article, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu is still in Ukraine to discuss the situation in the Crimea region. ... In an article in last week’s Russian Pravda, it was noted that if Ukraine was divided, then the status of the Crimean Peninsula – returned to Ukraine in 1954 by Nikita Kruschev, would be open to discussion, and that would include Turkey having a say in the future of Crimea. Russia gains control over Crimea The reference to this claim is the “Küçük Kaynarca” (Karlowitz I) signed 230 years ago. As per this agreement, signed by the...
  • Sinai attacks: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

    02/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 February 2014 | anon
    A bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula has killed at least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver, officials have said. A number of South Koreans were also hurt in the attack, which came as the bus was preparing to cross into Israel. ...
  • Chief economist’s apparent suicide is the latest in a series of bizarre deaths ...

    02/03/2014 11:52:06 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 48 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | Steven Perlberg
    Russell Investments’ Chief Economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide in the United States, the latest in a series of untimely deaths among finance workers and business leaders around the world this past week. Police say it appears Dueker took his own life by jumping from a ramp near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash., the AP reported Friday. ...
  • ‘My thoughts were misread,’ says Halla Diyab [anti-refugees from Syria]

    02/03/2014 11:37:19 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Al-Aarabia ^ | Al-Arabia News | Eman El-Shenawi
    A British-Syrian TV pundit is threatening to sue social media users who slander her or threaten her life after her recent controversial views regarding not allowing Syrian refugees to come to Britain were aired on a BBC program. Halla Diyab, a writer and producer based in London, told BBC One’s This Week news program that Syrian refugees would be better off seeking asylum in neighboring Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt - rather than coming to England where they will face a cultural barrier such as not being able to speak English. Syrian refugees shouldn’t be...
  • Iran’s Navy Deploys to Atlantic Ocean

    01/21/2014 6:30:07 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 39 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | By Zachary Keck
    Iran’s Navy began its first deployment to the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, according to reports in local press. ...The Navy held a ceremony to celebrate the ships’ departure, which was attended by the commander of Iran’s Navy, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, as well as his deputy, Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi. Iran has long discussed deploying naval assets to the Atlantic Ocean. As far back as 2011, Sayyari had threatened to deploy warships off the Atlantic Coast of the United States. ...As The Diplomat previously reported, Iranian media outlets noted in August 2013 reports that Iran’s Navy “also plans to dispatch...
  • US authorities find body of missing Australian soldier Paul McKay

    01/16/2014 11:12:07 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 Jan 2014 | anon
    Police have found the body of an Australian soldier who has been missing in the United States for more than two weeks. Captain Paul McKay disappeared on New Year's Eve after catching a bus to a remote town near the Canadian border and walking into the Adirondack mountains in freezing conditions. His body was found near the summit of Scarface Mountain in upstate New York about 11am on Wednesday (local time), according to a police statement. Police say they have not discovered any signs of foul play. ...
  • Why Narnia Still Matters

    11/23/2013 1:00:22 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 23 November 2013 | By Lev Grossman
    I have a funny sort of personal connection to C.S. Lewis, who died 50 years ago today. It’s through my mother: she was born in London and is just old enough to remember the Blitz, and like the Pevensie children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, she was sent to the countryside to escape the bombing. Unlike them ...
  • A 'mere Christian'? Assessing C.S. Lewis after fifty years

    11/22/2013 6:19:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | Alister McGrath
    Few can have failed to notice that this day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963). Throughout the summer, Lewis has featured prominently in literary festivals across the length and breadth of England. His home church - Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford - arranged a modest celebration of the anniversary in September, and found themselves swamped by the public interest. ...
  • Paris shooting suspect taken into custody

    11/20/2013 6:13:59 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 20 Nov 2013 | anon
    A man suspected of shootings in Paris that left a photographer seriously injured in Paris two days ago has been taken into custody, the French prosecutor’s office has said. A suspect “with a strong resemblance” to the gunman was arrested this evening, a spokeswoman for the office said. ...
  • Paris gun attacks: Liberation and Societe Generale hit

    11/18/2013 4:26:45 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | staff
    A manhunt is continuing in Paris after a gunman attacked offices of the newspaper Liberation and fired outside the HQ of the Societe Generale bank. A photographer, 27, was critically hurt at Liberation. The gunman later forced a motorist to drive him to the Champs Elysees before allowing him to go. Police are looking for the same man who broke into the Paris offices of the 24-hour news channel BFMTV on Friday. Police have now been stationed outside all the main media offices in Paris. ...