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Researchers unearth 2,000 ram heads in Egypt temple

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than 2,000 ancient mummified sheep heads left as offerings in a temple to the pharaoh Ramses II, the tourism and antiquities ministry said Sunday. Mummies of dogs, goats, cows, gazelles and mongooses were also exhumed by a team of US archaeologists from New York University at Abydos, a site in southern Egypt famous for its temples and tombs.

26 Mar 2023 8:13 pm
Kyiv says Russia took Minsk 'hostage' with tactical nukes plan

Kyiv on Sunday said Russia took Minsk as a uclear hostage after President Vladimir Putin announced the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, bringing the arms to a country at the gates of the European Union.

26 Mar 2023 4:50 pm
Like a war zone: Volunteers travel miles to tornado-hit Mississippi

The American Red Cross moved into a National Guard building less than 24 hours after the tornado struck Friday night, killing at least 25 people in the community of 2,000.

26 Mar 2023 3:16 pm
'My city is gone': Tornado kills at least 23 in Mississippi

At least 23 people were killed as a devastating tornado ripped across the southern US state of Mississippi, tearing off roofs, smashing cars and flattening entire neighbourhoods. The state's emergency management agency said Saturday that at least four people were missing and dozens were injured, while tens of thousands of people in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee were without power.

25 Mar 2023 10:29 pm
New violent clashes rock France in water protest

French police again clashed with protesters Saturday as campaigners sought to stop the construction of reservoirs in the southwest, the latest in a series of violent standoffs as social tensions erupt nationwide.The violent scenes in Sainte-Soline in western France came after days of violent protests nationwide over President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform that prompted the cancellation of a visit by King Charles III of the UK.

25 Mar 2023 10:15 pm
Pakistan's finance ministry has no funds for elections: Defence minister

Pakistan defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that the finance ministry has no funds for elections, ARY News reported.Asif made the revelation while addressing the international media in a joint press conference alongside Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb.

25 Mar 2023 7:05 pm
At least 23 killed in Mississippi tornado and storms

At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured as a tornado and strong thunderstorms swept across Mississippi late on Friday, the state's emergency management agency said after the twister left a trail of damage for more than 100 miles (160 km). Four people were missing as search and rescue teams combed through the destruction looking for survivors after the storm struck Silver City in Western Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a series of tweets.

25 Mar 2023 5:53 pm
Pakistan court sentences man to death for blasphemy

An anti-terrorism court in northwest Pakistan has convicted and sentenced a Muslim man to death after he was accused of posting blasphemous content in a WhatsApp group.

25 Mar 2023 4:41 pm
Vladimir Putin ally proposes banning ICC in Russia

Russia's parliament speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, has proposed banning the activities of the International Criminal Court, after it issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin. The ICC had accused Putin of the war crime of illegally deporting hundreds of children from Ukraine.

25 Mar 2023 1:22 pm
Macrons pension gambit sparks revolt, pushing France to the brink

The increased labor unrest and violent demonstrations in France have revived the nation's history of angry street protests, risking the country's economic growth and making President Emmanuel Macron a lame-duck. The protests, prompted by Macron's attempt to increase the retirement age, threaten five years of stability to come.

25 Mar 2023 12:50 pm
Trump predicts death and destruction if hes indicted

Former United States President Donald Trump has warned of violence if he is indicted in New York for potential crimes. A grand jury in Manhattan, which has been investigating him, is expected to reconvene early this week. The former president has been critical of prosecutors from both the state and federal levels.

25 Mar 2023 8:24 am
Pakistan court grants extension of anticipatory bail to Imran Khan in five terrorism cases

A top Pakistani court on Friday extended till March 27 the protective bail granted to former prime minister Imran Khan in five cases related to terrorism after he appeared before a two-member bench here.The Lahore High Court (LHC) granted the extension of anticipatory bail to Khan after the 70-year-old chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) appeared before it amidst tight security.

24 Mar 2023 9:05 pm
'France bans TikTok from public employee work phones'

France on Friday banned public-sector employees from downloading ecreational applications on their work phones, the public services ministry said, with a ministerial source adding that Chinese-owned TikTok would be among them. Following bans of TikTok in other European countries, he government has decided from now on to ban the downloading and installation of recreational applications on professional telephones given to public servants, the ministry said.

24 Mar 2023 6:31 pm
Scattered protests continue as Paris reels from violence

Protesters angry at French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms continued with scattered actions on Friday amid slowed train traffic, rows of trucks blocking access to Marseille's commercial port and debris still littering the Paris streets following the previous day's mass demonstrations. Over 450 protesters were arrested in Paris and beyond on Thursday as some 300 demonstrations drew more than a million people nationwide to protest against unpopular pension reforms.

24 Mar 2023 6:07 pm
King Charles' state visit to France postponed

King Charles' state visit to France has been delayed after trade unions called for another day of nationwide strikes and street protests during his stay, the French presidency said on Friday. King Charles had been due to make his first state visit as monarch to France, beginning a three-day trip on Sunday.

24 Mar 2023 4:20 pm
First Australian MP of Indian origin Lisa Singh likes to engage with her Indian heritage

Singh feels that the development of the Indian diaspora and the integration of many of its members in leadership positions is testimony to the rich tapestry of diversity in Australian society.

24 Mar 2023 11:13 am
US carries out Syria strikes after contractor killed

The US military said it carried out precision airstrikes in eastern Syria on Thursday in response to a drone attack that killed one American contractor and injured five US service personnel.

24 Mar 2023 10:11 am
Kitty O'Neil: Google doodle celebrates 77th birth anniversary of deaf daredevil who became 'Worlds fastest woman'

Born in 1946, O'Neil was an American stuntwoman and racer who was known for her groundbreaking achievements in a male-dominated industry. She was born deaf, but this did not hold her back from pursuing her passions. Todays doodle has been illustrated by Washington DC-based, deaf guest artist Meeya Tjiang.

24 Mar 2023 8:03 am
Zelenskyy pleads for jets, missiles, after visit to frontline

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to European leaders in Brussels for the swift delivery of warplanes and missiles to combat Russian forces, saying delays could prolong the war, following a visit to the frontline region of Kherson. The battle for the strategically unimportant city of Bakhmut has become symbolic for Ukraine and Russia, with both sides investing heavily in it.

24 Mar 2023 7:22 am
No red carpet: French unrest impacts King Charles III''s trip

Unrest in France is tarnishing the sheen of King Charles III's first overseas trip as monarch, with striking workers refusing to provide red carpets amid pension reform protests and critics calling for the visit to be cancelled altogether. The British king is scheduled to undertake the trip beginning Sunday on behalf of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government, which hoped the glamour of a royal tour would underscore efforts to rebuild Anglo-French ties that were frayed by the UK's decision to le

23 Mar 2023 10:03 pm
Hungary would not act on Putin arrest warrant, official says

Authorities in Hungary would not arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin if he were to enter the country despite him being the subject of an international warrant for alleged war crimes in Ukraine, a Hungarian official said Thursday.

23 Mar 2023 9:38 pm
China holds 'upper hand' in Russian gas exports

A massive new gas pipeline to China could help reduce Russia's reliance on European buyers, but analysts say the project reveals a growing imbalance between the longtime strategic allies.

23 Mar 2023 8:03 pm