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Mystery of 'Screaming mummy', that baffled experts for 132 years, solved

Cairo: In 1881, archaeologists came across Deir El Bahri valley which hid the mummies of some of the greatest  Egyptian pharaohs – Rameses the Great, Seti I and Tuthmosis III. Five years later, they came across the mummy of a young man – his hands and feet bound, face contorted in extreme pain.  Named as the ‘Screaming Mummy’, this Egyptian ...

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Indian-American seeks re-election to city council in Texas

HOUSTON:  Indian-American Himesh Gandhi has filed for re-election to a city council in the US state of Texas. He is a three-term incumbent of the At-Large Position 1 post on the Sugar Land, Texas, City Council and is seeking a fourth and final term in the May 5 election. Gandhi, a longtime community leader, promised to continue his focus on ...

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Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split

SYDNEY: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has held crisis talks with his deputy Barnaby Joyce to heal a dangerous rift that is threatening the ruling coalition’s one-seat majority. A source with knowledge of the talks told Reuters that the pair met for an hour on Saturday and agreed to move on from a public spat over Joyce’s extra-marital affair with his ...

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Death threats have been made against me, family: Indian-American Ravinder Bhalla

HOUSTON: Indian-American Ravinder Bhalla, who became the first Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city, has publicly acknowledged that death threats were made against him and his family recently. In a statement issued Friday afternoon following a security breach at City Hall, Bhalla said the city is working with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to improve security at City ...

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Iranian plane crashes into Zagros mountains, all 66 passengers dead

An Iranian passenger plane with 66 persons onboard has crashed into the country`s Zagros mountains on Sunday. All the 66 passengers died in the crash, confirmed Irans Aseman Airlines spokesman to state television. Iran’s Emergency Service has confirmed that the plane which was en route from Tehran to Yasouj has crashed south of Isfahan province in central Iran. “This plane has ...

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66 dead after plane crashes into Zagros mountains in central Iran

An Iranian passenger plane with 66 persons on board crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday. All the passengers and crew members on the flight died in the crash. The plane was carrying 60 passengers, including one child, and six crew members. The Aseman Airlines flight was flying from Tehran`s Mehrabad airport in the morning (0430 GMT) to Yasouj ...

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'Don't test Israel', Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran, brandishing drone 'piece'

Munich: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Tehran over aggressions by what he called Iran and its “proxies” in Syria while showing a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace.  Saying he had “a message to the tyrants of Tehran” during a speech at the Munich Security Conference, he warned, “Do not test Israel’s resolve.”  He ...

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Iranian plane crashes in mountains, kills all 66 people on board

An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometres (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran. READ ...

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Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 9 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Day 9 of the 2018 Winter Olympics got off to an exciting start for Canada early Sunday, with a fresh medal added to the tally in men’s slopestyle. Here’s what you missed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while you were sleeping. Men’s slopestyle Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada celebrates his bronze medal on Feb. 18, 2018. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL Alex ...

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Donald Trump on Twitter: Russians ‘laughing their asses off’ over success at creating chaos in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump continued to rail against ongoing probes into ties between his campaign team and Russia on Twitter Sunday morning as he said that they are “laughing their asses off in Moscow” over their success at creating chaos in the U.S. He began his tweet with: “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and ...

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