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CNN’s List of Treasured Places on ‘Verge of Extinction’ Omits ISIS-Controlled UNESCO Sites

In a post urging to “go see them now, before it’s too late,” Jacopo Prisco at CNN catalogued 25 ancient and endangered locales in the modern world. Missing from the list is Palmyra, Syria, which is currently under destruction by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) and other UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Middle East that remain in danger due to groups like ISIS.

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Andy Murray, Roger Federer Make Wimbledon Quarterfinals

The men’s quarterfinals are not quite set since defending champion Novak Djokovic needs to finish his match against Kevin Anderson. But Andy Murray remains on fire along with Roger Federer and Marin Čilič. Vasek Pospisil and Gilles Simon also moved on to the quarterfinals.

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New York Affiliate Confuses Dustin Brown With Gael Monfils

LONDON – Dustin Brown is taking the world by storm after he stunned tenth seed Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Everyone wants to talk about him, including WABC in New York. However, they used the wrong photo. https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/617283113392189440 Spot on #journalism

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ISIS Exterminates History in Palmyra

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) published pictures of jihadists destroying ancient statues in Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terrorist group previously promised not to touch the historical landmarks.

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ISIS Massacres At Least 74 Children in the Past Year

The most troubling statistic found in a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, published on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) first anniversary, involves the treatment of children. The group believes ISIS murdered at least 74 children in the past year.

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Yazidi Artist Paints Real-Life Scenes of ISIS Massacres

Yazidi artist Ammar Salim, 31, uses his talent to show the world what the Yazidis suffer under the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). His paintings tell the story of the Yazidi massacres. “I want to connect all that happened, to explain about the Yazidi genocide,” he explained to Rudaw.

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