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Terror attack at Afghan welfare office kills 40

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/26/18, 11:37 am

A Monday suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 40 people and injured 29 others, the health ministry said Tuesday. At least three gunmen stormed a public welfare building after another attacker detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside. The gunmen held the building for eight hours against security forces. Some employees barricaded themselves inside while police evacuated more than 350 others. No group has claimed responsibility the attack. A second suicide bomber killed six people in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment

Soldiers come back to life

Documentary | Peter Jackson breathes color and magic into World War I footage in They Shall Not Grow Old
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/21/18, 10:04 am

They Shall Not Grow Old, director Peter Jackson’s documentary on World War I, is a simple but breathtaking approach to a war with a thousand stories. No narrator makes an appearance; Jackson only uses snippets of 600 hours of recordings of British soldiers telling their own stories from the Western Front. The story starts with many as young as 14 signing up to fight, and follows them to the end of the war. The documentary (rated R for disturbing war images) played in select U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, and will play once more on Dec. 27 before a digital release in early 2019.

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USS Arizona survivors to miss Pearl Harbor ceremony

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/07/18, 10:34 am

About 20 Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to attend ceremonies Friday in Hawaii to remember the thousands of men killed in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. But for the first time, no one who survived the bombing of the USS Arizona will be present. The Arizona lost 1,177 sailors and Marines in the attack, the greatest number of any ship. All five of the remaining Arizona survivors are in their 90s, and none could make the trip to Hawaii this year, mostly for health reasons.

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