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14 November 2014

© METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Back to black: 19th-century mourning dresses from the current exhibition "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire", showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, until 1 February. The museum's Costume Institute exhibition traces the aesthetic and cultural development of mourning fashion in the 19th and early-20th centuries. The clothes display the impact of high-fashion on bereavement conventions as they evolved from 1815-1915, including changes of socially-appropriate fabrics and the later introduction of colours, such as grey and mauve. The exhibits include mourning gowns worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra

Back to black: 19th-century mourning dresses from the current exhibition "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire", showing ...

Anglican novice killed in Solomon Islands

A NOVICE in a religious community in the Anglican Church of Melanesia has been killed in an unprovoked street attack in the Solomon Islands. Brother Jackson Lodo and another novice from the Melanesian Brotherhood were walking through the capital Honiara when they were attacked without warning on 30 October. Brother Jackson was killed, and his companion who was severely injured in the beating, remains in hospital.

Armenian genocide church destroyed by Islamists

ISLAMIST rebels in Syria have blown up and destroyed the Armenian church in the town of Deir el-Zour which commemorated the 1.5 million victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide, The Independent has reported. Fighters from the group Jabhat al-Nusra are said to have destroyed the church and its unique archive of documents, and thrown the bones of genocide victims into the streets.

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