Thomas Nelson

Weekend Reads: The unsung British abolitionist

by Russ Pulliam
Posted 3/07/15, 08:17 am

Thanks to the Amazing Grace film and several good biographies, William Wilberforce is well known for ending slavery in the British Empire.

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Associated Press

ISIS video shows beheading of U.K. aid worker

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/13/14, 07:05 pm

A video posted online by ISIS on Saturday claims to show the beheading of David Haines, a 44-year-old aid worker from the U.K. who was abducted in Syria last year. The video appeared a day after Haines’ family made a public plea to his captors to contact them.

The British Foreign Office said late Saturday that it was “working urgently to verify” the video.

“If true, this is another disgusting murder,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. “We are offering the family every support possible. They ask to be left alone at this time.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth

Warm 2013 a boon for British wildlife

Climate Change
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 12/31/13, 02:10 pm

It was a good year to be an animal in Great Britain, according to a U.K. conservation charity. In a report on Monday, the National Trust called 2013 “one of the most remarkable wildlife years in living memory.”

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