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British hostage John Cantlie appears in new Isis video

A new propaganda video by Islamic State featuring the British photojournalist John Cantlie, in which he says it is the “last film in this series”, has appeared online.<p>The documentary-style production is titled From Inside Halab, the ancient name for the Syrian city of Aleppo. Cantlie reports on a …

North Africa

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Photos of Retired Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Atlantic Ocean

Ever wonder what happens to subway cars after they’re decommissioned? For cars owned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, they’re dropped into the …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies

A horrifying new video released online on Tuesday appears to show ISIS using a young boy to execute a pair of captives the terror group claims are Russian spies.<p>The slickly-produced video shows two men being interrogated in Russian about their alleged attempt to infiltrate ISIS. One captive, and …

A ruthless enemy, hostages and trail of murder: France’s worst nightmare

The end came shortly before dusk on Friday. There was a flash of orange and the unmistakable rattle of automatic gunfire. From the roof of a printing works in the small town of Dammartin-en-Goële white smoke billowed. An operation by French police special forces – three commandos in black appeared …

Terrorism