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13 die in fresh bout of mortar, bomb attacks in Syria

Thirteen people have been killed in a fresh wave of terrorist attacks carried out by foreign-backed militants in several residential areas across Syria.Four people were killed and at least nine others wounded on Saturday when a car bomb explosion hit a convoy of Red Crescent trucks in the city of al-Salamiyahin the west-central province of Hama.Elsewhere, six people lost their lives after militants fired rocket and mortar shells on densely populated residential areas in the western city of Homs. 36 more words


A Letter Home During WWI on May 21: An Excerpt from The House at the Shore

May 21

My dear Wife and Children,


Last night, we saw a boxing show between men of the different regiments, so it was too late to write to you when I returned.   649 more words

Punk Rock Guy

Well, this will probably be a quick before bed post though I don’t really feel like sleeping.  Work was incredibly slow tonight, which I am told is rare for a Saturday night.  382 more words

Dozens of people killed in Iraq bombings, clashes

Dozens of people have been killed in Iraq as the country is hit by a fresh wave of bomb explosions coupled with clashes in the western province of Anbar.According to Iraqi officials, 21 militants and two soldiers were killed in clashes that broke out on Saturday in Anbar, where government forces have been battling al-Qaeda-linked militants over the past months.The fighting erupted after security forces launched an operation in the al-Hamira area, south of the provincial capital Ramadi.In Baghdad, twin bomb blasts ripped through busy commercial streets in the neighborhood of Dora, leaving four people dead.Police said the morning attacks followed three bomb blasts in the same area that killed five people and wounded 10 overnight. 10 more words





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Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him - Washington Times

By Kellan Howell

Almost ten years after the friendly fire death of former NFL star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a fellow ranger admits that he may have been the one who fired the fatal shot. 54 more words


How I Live Now

Love has the power to take you anywhere. How I live now, adapted from a novel by Meg Rosoff, tells a story of a teenage girl, Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) who tries to survive World War III along with her cousins. 108 more words