Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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British journalist appears in latest ISIS video

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/18/14, 01:35 pm

A captive British journalist appears in a new ISIS propaganda video the terror group posted online today. John Cantlie, who went missing in Syria in 2012, says in the video, “seeing as I’ve been abandoned by my government and my fate now lies in the hand of the Islamic State, I have nothing to lose.” The short video claims to introduce a series, the forthcoming installments of which will include more facts about ISIS, Cantlie says.

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Midday Roundup: Australian police thwart ISIS attack just in time

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/18/14, 11:58 am

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Will tomorrow be Scotland's independence day?

Britain | What’s behind the Scottish push for independence and what ramifications could a ‘yes’ vote hold for the United States?
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/17/14, 09:40 am

Scotland holds a referendum tomorrow to decide whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom. This is no Putin-style hijacking of a disputed region, but the crescendo of a years-long, grassroots effort by the Scottish National Party to build a national identity and leverage it into independence. American media all but ignored the Scottish independence movement until the past month, when the real possibility of a divided United Kingdom hit home.

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