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UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The head of the UN cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic State jihadists."Extremists don't destroy heritage as a collateral...

Newly seen Bacon paintings fetch £30m in London

Newly seen Bacon paintings fetch £30m in London

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Two self-portraits by Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon, never seen before in public, sold for £30 million at a London sale on Wednesday, months after being rediscovered in a private collection.One...

Bodies of 8 British victims in Tunisia attack flown home

Bodies of 8 British victims in Tunisia attack flown home

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The bodies of eight of the 30 Britons killed in last week's jihadist attack in Tunisia arrived in Britain on Wednesday to a solemn ceremony reminiscent of the repatriation of fallen soldiers.The bodies...

Football: Britain's Prince William hopes 'Lionesses' roar into final

Football: Britain's Prince William hopes 'Lionesses' roar into final

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Britain's Prince William surprised the England women's football team ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Japan in Canada later Wednesday with a phone call to the squad wishing them good luck for...

Tunisia begins security drive after beach massacre

Tunisia begins security drive after beach massacre

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Tunisia said it started deploying armed police around tourist sites Wednesday after last week's massacre at a beach resort, as authorities finished identifying all 38 foreigners killed in the jihadist...

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday.Son-in-law Stephen Watson...

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday.Son-in-law Stephen Watson...

UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The head of the UN cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic State jihadists."Extremists don't destroy heritage as a collateral...

Bodies of 8 British victims in Tunisia attack flown home

Bodies of 8 British victims in Tunisia attack flown home

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The bodies of eight of the 30 Britons killed in last week's jihadist attack in Tunisia arrived in Britain on Wednesday in a solemn ceremony reminiscent of the repatriation of fallen soldiers.The bodies...

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday.Son-in-law Stephen Watson...

NATO navies should beef up against Russia: commanders

NATO navies should beef up against Russia: commanders

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

NATO should beef up its maritime arm in response to the rising threat from an increasingly "bold" and "aggressive" Russia, commanders said on Wednesday.The 28-member defence alliance's naval forces have...

UK tabloid ex-deputy cleared over phone-hacking

UK tabloid ex-deputy cleared over phone-hacking

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The former deputy editor of Britain's News of the World tabloid, which media tycoon Rupert Murdoch closed down four years ago over phone-hacking, was on Wednesday cleared of involvement in the practice.A...

Tunisia boosts security at tourist sites after beach massacre

Tunisia boosts security at tourist sites after beach massacre

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Tunisia started deploying armed police around tourist sites on Wednesday after last week's massacre at a beach resort, as authorities finished identifying all 38 people killed in the jihadist attack.A...

Calais strike clogs British motorway with 3,000 trucks

Calais strike clogs British motorway with 3,000 trucks

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

British police closed off sections of motorway to park some 3,000 trucks waiting to board ferries to France on Wednesday as striking ferry workers blocked the port of Calais for a third consecutive day."Due...

Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British

Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

All 38 victims of the Tunisian beach resort massacre have been formally identified, among them 30 Britons, the health ministry said Wednesday.On Friday, 23-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui went on a...

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