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  • head Nov 23, 2019

    Egypt Unveils Animal Mummies of Lion Cubs, Crocodiles, Birds

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Saturday revealed details on recently discovered animal mummies, saying they include two lion cubs as well as several crocodiles, birds and cats. Items from the new find were displayed at a makeshift exhibition at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, near where mummies and other artifacts have been found in...

  • Officer Nov 8, 2019

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that marks the international boundary. “This is an illegal point of entry,...

  • NBC Oct 19, 2019

    Egypt Uncovers 3,000-Year-Old Mummies in the Valley of the Kings

    Colorful wooden coffins adorned with paintings and inscriptions that were recently discovered by a team of Egyptian archaeologists were opened on Saturday to reveal perfectly preserved mummies, NBC News reports. The 30 sealed coffins were found by accident under a mound behind the Asasif Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile river, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general for Egypt’s Supreme Council...

  • United States Oct 9, 2019

    ’Big Bang Theory’ Gets Shout Out to Nobel Prize Announcement

    Life imitated art Tuesday when “The Big Bang Theory” — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year’s Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely cultural reference: the opening lyrics to the show’s theme song. “The...

  • General Assembly Sep 23, 2019

    ‘You Are Failing Us’: Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

    Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even before they spoke, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shamed them over and...

  • General Assembly Sep 21, 2019

    Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

    Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable,” Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who started the climate strike...

  • food Sep 16, 2019

    As Shock From Hurricane Dorian Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

    Stories of survival are trickling out across northern Bahamas as the initial shock wears off from Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.

  • Florida Sep 15, 2019

    Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away

    Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled across a white tile floor, the only clear sign this had once been a house, and found a pair...

  • China Aug 30, 2019

    Hong Kong Democracy Activists Get Bail, Protest March Banned

    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group were granted bail Friday after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June, while authorities denied permission for a major march as they took what appears to be a harder line on this summer’s protests. The organizers of Saturday’s march, the fifth anniversary of...

  • New York Aug 28, 2019

    Teen Eco-Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York After 2-Week Sail

    Eco-activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on Wednesday, two weeks after she set sail from the English coastline, as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their agendas.

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Platini Arrested as Part of 2022 World Cup Investigation

    Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday.

  • Los Angeles Jun 12, 2019

    UN Marks What Would Have Been Anne Frank’s 90th Birthday

    A sapling from the horse chestnut tree that Anne Frank watched from her World War II hiding place in an attic in Amsterdam was planted and dedicated at U.N. headquarters Wednesday to mark what would have been the 90th birthday of the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement read at the...

  • football Jun 6, 2019

    FIFA Vice President Ahmad Questioned by French Authorities

    FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit officials in positions of power within the governing body of world soccer. Ahmad was in Paris for the FIFA Congress and start of the Women’s World Cup when he was picked up in the morning at a luxury hotel for...

  • Associated Press May 27, 2019

    D-Day’s 75th Anniversary Renews Interest in Some Classrooms

    Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn’t the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn’t devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in North Carolina — or in many other states. Turcol reminds...

  • Europe Mar 11, 2019

    Retired Army Capt., California Brothers Among Ethiopia Plane Crash Victims

    A decorated army captain from Illinois, two brothers from California and a writer from South Jersey were among the American victims of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people. Retired U.S. Army Capt. Antoine Lewis, 40, of Matteson, Illinois, was returning from a vacation in Africa when Flight 302 crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport...

  • PRESIDENT Feb 18, 2019

    Semenya Arrives for Landmark Case at Swiss Sports Tribunal

    Caster Semenya arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa didn’t take questions as she arrived at the court, but she raised her right hand flashing a peace sign and smiled as she entered.

  • NBA Feb 16, 2019

    NBA, FIBA Announce Plans for Pro League in Africa

    The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league’s...

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    NATO Announces Summit in London in December

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his counterparts from the military alliance at a summit in London in December. Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the leaders will “address the security challenges we face now and in the future, and to ensure that NATO continues to adapt in order to keep its population of almost one...

  • Afghanistan Jan 28, 2019

    US Envoy: ‘Agreement in Principle’ on Afghan Peace Talks

    Negotiators for the U.S. and the Taliban insurgents have reached “agreements in principle” on key issues for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. envoy said Monday. The statement by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad followed six days of talks last week with the Taliban in Qatar, where he urged the Islamic insurgent...

  • China Oct 7, 2018

    Interpol Asks China for Information on Its Missing President

    Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency’s missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip home. The Lyon-based international police agency said it used law enforcement channels to submit its request to China about the status of Meng Hongwei. Its statement said the agency “looks...

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