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Archaeologists discover 30 ancient coffins in Egypt

Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more...

  Asia / South Asia

Modi cancels Turkey visit over Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir

The Indian government has decided to call off a proposed visit by the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Turkey's capital Ankara. The decision was taken as part of a number of measures showing the Indian government's displeasure over Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month. During the speech, Erdogan criticised India's...

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilian among dead in fresh Kashmir clash

India said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August. Three Indian civilians were injured and some buildings and vehicles destroyed because of several hours...

  Americas

Chile suspends rise in metro fares as unrest continues

Chile's President Sebastián Piñera has suspended a rise in metro fares that sparked protests across the country. Soldiers and tanks were deployed in the capital, Santiago, after the government declared a state of emergency but demonstrations continued on Saturday. After some clashes, a night curfew was announced in restive areas. The protests have broadened to...

  Europe

  Europe

Archaeologists discover 30 ancient coffins in Egypt

Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a "distinctive group of 30 coloured wooden coffins for men, women and children" in a cache at Al-Asasif cemetery on Luxor's...

10 Kenyan cops killed by bomb near Somali border

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters. Police believe the device, for which no one immediately claimed responsibility, was planted by Islamist group Al Shabaab, the report said. Police said in a separate statement that several officers had...