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Aug 31, 2015
by Christopher Anderson
Oliver Sacks, medical doctor and acclaimed writer, has died at the age of 82. More...
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Aug 27, 2015
by David Seymour
August 29th, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish actor Ingrid Bergman. More...
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Aug 27, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
August 29th 2015 marks the 10th anniversary that Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States. The storm ravaged the Gulf Coast and the New Orleans suffered catastrophic flooding when protective levees failed. A humanitarian crisis developed when thousands of residents were trapped in the city and the Federal Government was slow in implementing relief. More...
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Aug 25, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
On August 23rd IS militants released images showing the destruction of the 2,000 year old Temple of Baalshamin. Considered to be the second most important structure at the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, the UN has said that this deliberate destruction of an archaeological landmark was a war crime. Last week Khaled al-Asaad, the former chief archaeologist of Palmyra was beheaded by IS forces.... More...
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Aug 16, 2015
by Danny Lyon
American Civil Rights activist and politician Julian Bond has died at the age of 75.
During his time as a student, Bond help found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), temporarily putting his college studies on hold to concentrate on organizing anti-Jim Crowe demonstrations in the deep south. In 1967 he was elected to the Georgia state legislature but was delayed in taking his seat... More...
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Aug 13, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
August 14th 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, bringing the Pacific theatre of WWII to a close. More...
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Aug 13, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
Former US President Jimmy Carter is undergoing treatment for cancer. Recent liver surgery revealed the cancer has spread to other parts of his body. Leaving the White House in 1981, Mr Carter has remained active carrying out humanitarian efforts with his Carter Center in recent years. He won the Nobel Peace prize in 2002 for his commitment to finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts, his... More...
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