The ancient Egyptians were carrying out sophisticated mummifications of their dead 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence which could lead to a rewriting of the history books ... It has been dated to the Old Kingdom, proving that mummification techniques some 4,000 years ago were highly advanced ... She added ... Photograph ... .
Air pollution is a global health crisis and tackling it is a crucial part of our response to the climate emergency. Toxic air is leading to premature deaths, making people sick, harming the health of our children and inflicting profound and lasting damage on our precious natural environment ...Sadiq Khan is mayor of London ... Reuse this content. .
Police secure a road leading to the scene of an explosion in the Komamboga suburb of the capital Kampala, Uganda, Oct. 24 (local time). AP-Yonhap. An explosion at an eatery in Uganda's capital was an apparent terrorist act, PresidentYoweri Museveni said on Sunday ... The eatery is a normally busy place, frequented by commuters ... (AP). .
BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombia's most-wanted drug trafficker, DairoAntonio Usuga, also known as "Otoniel," was arrested by the country's authorities, the government said on Saturday (Oct 23). Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised "the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias 'Otoniel', head of the Gulf Clan," in a message on Twitter ... ....
But that promise has not been fulfilled, and a report from the OECD last month found that in 2019, the latest year for which data is available, only about $80bn was provided. Alok Sharma, the UK cabinet minister who will act as Cop26 president, said. “Developed countries must deliver on the $100bn a year promised to developing nations ... They said ... .
PALERMO. Italy’s former interior minister and far-right leader Matteo Salvini went on trial on Saturday for allegedly illegally blocking over 100 migrants in dire sanitary conditions from disembarking from a rescue ship ... The hearing was largely procedural and lasted less than three hours before Murgia set the next hearing for December 17 ... .
Barnaby Joyce came back to the leadership of the National party in the middle of the year believing that he was the leader to stop Scott Morrison landing a net zero commitment. Joyce said as much publicly shortly after regaining the top job ... Eight years, 20 policies ... Joyce told waiting reporters the Nationals had agreed to a “process” for net zero ... .
The news that China had tested a new nuclear-capable hypersonic missile was described by some as a game-changer that stunned US officials ... While some US politicians and commentators were alarmed at China's apparent progress, Beijing was quick to deny the report, insisting that this was in fact the test of a re-usable spacecraft ... It just lands ... .
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MPs who drive into Westminster are avoiding tens of thousands of pounds a year in congestion charges and ultra low emission zone fees by putting them on expenses, an investigation by The Independent has found ... .
A report on the ministry website said the operation was part of annual cooperation between the two nations and not targeted at third parties ...Foreign ships are allowed to navigate through the Osumi and Tsugaru straits, but Japan’s defence ministry said it will monitor the two navies, characterising the recent moves as “unusual”, NHK reported ... .
Scavengers, trophy hunters and “metal pirates” are looting the treasures under the seas – and there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next ... The 726-tonne submarine was travelling in hazy weather off the coast of what is now Papua New Guinea when it disappeared, and it was declared lost at sea on 14 September 1914 ... Read more ... Photograph ... .