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Egypt: Conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late period

Egypt: Conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late period

Mar 18, – Egypt’s antiquities minister says construction is under way on the main hall of a massive new museum by the Pyramids, the final phase of a complex that’s intended to house 100,000 ancient artifacts including King Tutankhamun’s mummy. Egyptian conservators clean a female mummy dated to Pharaonic late period, (712-323 BC), in the […]

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dozens injured after soldiers storm Venezuela’s Plaza Altamira

Dozens injured after soldiers storm Venezuela’s Plaza Altamira

Mar 17, – Eyewitnesses say dozens of anti-government protesters were injured in clashes with police in Caracas on Sunday. They were marching toward a military base in the latest demonstration against President. Venezuelan troops stormed a Caracas square on Sunday to evict protesters who turned it into a stronghold during six weeks of demonstrations against […]

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Malaysia plane mystery: Investigators take closer look at flight crew

Malaysia plane mystery: Investigators take closer look at flight crew

Mar 16, – Malaysian investigators are trawling through the backgrounds of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on a missing jetliner for clues as to why someone on board flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course, the country’s police chief said. Background checks of passengers on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have drawn […]

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Mar 05, – A giant asteroid will pass extremely close by to earth and our moon tonight, according to NASA. While the asteroid will come close enough for star gazers with a good telescope to see the celestial event, there will be no an apocalyptic near miss, with its closest distance from earth estimated to […]

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine Invasion: ‘Putin Acting Like Hitler’ in Land Snatch

Ukraine Invasion: ‘Putin Acting Like Hitler’ in Land Snatch

Mar 04, – Putin ordered troops in on the grounds of protecting Russian interests, including the massive Black Sea Fleet and the majority ethnic Russian population, after Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich was toppled in a popular uprising. “Since he wanted to invade Crimea, he needed a pretext and said that his compatriots were oppressed,” said […]

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Venezuelan protesters keep up momentum despite ‘carnival season’

Venezuelan protesters keep up momentum despite ‘carnival season’

Mar 03, – Thousands of opposition demonstrators in Venezuela have marched through the streets of Caracas in new protests against the government.  At the end of the march, activists clashed with police in the opposition strongholds of Chacao and Altamira. President Nicolas Maduro extended the traditional carnival holidays until the end of this week and […]

March 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine security forces regain control of Crimea airports

Ukraine security forces regain control of Crimea airports

Feb 28, – Ukraine security sources say they have regained control of two airports amid claims Russian forces tried to seize them. Earlier Ukraine’s interior minister accused Russian forces of staging an “armed invasion” in Crimea, something Russia has firmly denied. The accusations came after armed men were seen patrolling the perimeter at the Simferopol […]

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thailand imposes state of emergency as anti-government protests continue

Thailand imposes state of emergency as anti-government protests continue

Jan 21, – The decree, which covers Bangkok and surrounding provinces, allows security agencies to impose curfews, detain suspects without charge, censor media, ban political gatherings of more than five people and declare areas off-limits. The Thai government declared a 60-day state of emergency to start on Wednesday, saying it wanted to prevent any escalation […]

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Air pollution killing up to 500,000 Chinese yearly

Air pollution killing up to 500,000 Chinese yearly

Jan 08, Beijing – The equivalent of the population of Bristol dies each year in China because of air pollution, according to the country’s former health minister. Chen Zhu, who is also a professor of medicine and a leading molecular biologist, is the most senior government official to put a human cost on the smog […]

January 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
India: Parents of Kolkata gang rape victim vow to fight for justice

India: Parents of Kolkata gang rape victim vow to fight for justice

Jan 03, – The parents of a 16-year-old girl who died after being gang-raped and set on fire in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta have vowed to fight for justice. Her father told: “Till my last breath, the sole aim of my life will be to get justice for her.” Her mother said her […]

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