Egypt unearths eight mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs

Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colourful sarcophagi and numerous figurines in 3,500-year-old tombs, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday. An Egyptian archaeological mission found the tombs in the Draa...

Logo

  Asia / South Asia

Blast, gunfire rock Afghan capital: Police

An explosion followed by gunfire hit the center of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, close to the communications ministry and one of the city’s main hotels, officials said. The blast followed several months of relative calm in Kabul, which coincided with talks between US and Taliban officials aimed at opening the way for formal peace negotiations to end more...

Widodo declares victory in Indonesian presidential race

Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his ticket had got 54 per cent of the popular vote in Wednesday's election, reports Reuters. Widodo ran with Islamic cleric Ma'ruf Amin against former military general Prabowo Subianto, who secured 45 per cent of votes, according to unofficial...

  Americas

California couple sentenced to life for torturing children

A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after the pair pleaded guilty to charges stemming from grim, headline-making accusations they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family’s home, prosecutors said. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Turpin, 50, had agreed to be sentenced...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

Egypt unearths eight mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs

Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colourful sarcophagi and numerous figurines in 3,500-year-old tombs, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday. An Egyptian archaeological mission found the tombs in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Luxor in southern Egypt. The main T-shaped tomb belonged to a city judge named Userhat and is typical of New Kingdom noblemen tombs, the ministry said...

Mali government resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation. “The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government,” a statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said. It gave no reason for the departure...