October 23, 2019

American heroes: How we overpowered French train attacker

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From Newsmax LILLE, France — A day ago he was just another tourist on a train. By Saturday, U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone was recovering from knife wounds in a hospital in France, being thanked for foiling what the French government called an attempted terrorist attack. Stone was one of three young American friends […]

Charlie Hebdo hunt: Police storm two hostage sites/ Flight QZ8501 tail found

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Charlie Hebdo hunt: Police storm two hostage sites From BBC French police have stormed two hostage sites in the Paris area, killing three hostage takers. Two brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo magazine shootings were killed in an assault at a warehouse where they had held a hostage north of Paris. In the second incident, […]

Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Commit Blasphemy

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By Jonathan Chait From New York Magazine Just over three years ago, the office of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine whose staff was horrifically murdered, was firebombed. Time’s Paris bureau chief, Bruce Crumley, responded to the attack at the time with an outpouring of anger and contempt — mostly aimed at the target of […]

Five minutes with Death in Paradise actor Kris Marshall

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By The Citizen Gloucester UK Kris Marshall stars in Death in Paradise Kris Marshall, 41, plays DI Humphrey Goodman in Death In Paradise. He talks to Roger Crow about his second run of the BBC One comedy drama, the pressure of filming in the Caribbean, and his upcoming movie, Sparks And Embers HOW MANY SECONDS […]

Paying tribute to Calypso Rose

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From Trinidad Express Though she was barely able to walk because of gout, Calypso Rose was still able to woo her audience, as Brooklyn paid tribute to the Tobago-born singer who “broke the glass ceiling” in the calypso genre. “This woman, sometimes I sit and wonder what got that woman to sing calypso in the […]

Odds of European heatwaves on par with deadly 2003 event are skyrocketing

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable In July and August 2003, a high pressure area settled in for an extended, unwelcome stay across much of Western Europe. France, Germany, Italy and other countries baked under a stiflingly hot and humid air mass, as weather systems that would have provided relief were rerouted far to the north […]

French train Cayman Islands Customs Officers

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Sixteen officers of Her Majesty’s Customs Department are receiving training from and sharing information with a team of French Consular Miami Fla. and French Customs officials over the next four days. The session, which began yesterday (Tuesday, 25 November 2014) at Customs Headquarters, offers the Cayman Islands’ senior and their subordinate officers theoretical and practical […]

Try this Thanksgiving-inspired chicken liver pâté with bourbon and cranberry

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By Daniel Gritzer Culinary Director From Serious Eats All-American ingredients like bourbon, apple cider, and cranberries are the stars of this holiday pâté. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I read somewhere recently that pâté had gone out of style. That bothered me, because, as is often the case with superficial food trends, it makes no sense that […]

The first photograph of a human being

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By Amanda Uren From Mashable This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road. He is having his boots shined. 1838 […]

The Story Behind the Remembrance Poppy

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From The Great War Field poppies growing near Connaught British Military cemetery on the old Western Front battlefields. Poppies growing near Connaught British Military cemetery on the old Somme battlefield. This is the story of how the red field poppy came to be known as an internationally recognized symbol of Remembrance. From its association with […]