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Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt’s Luxor

Egypt today announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. Read More

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:30 am
Trump’s pivot on Jerusalem triggered warnings from America’s friends and foes alike that he is needlessly stirring more conflict in an already volatile region. Read More

Muslims in Asia rally against Trump’s Jerusalem move

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 12:21 am
Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia protested outside the U.S. embassies today against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read More

Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:56 am
The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life. Read More

Australian Parliament OKs same-sex marriages

Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 12:23 am
The Australian Parliament has voted to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change. Read More

War inevitable as allies continue war games, North Korea says

Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm
North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea involving hundreds of warplanes. Read More

Sharks in Italy get into Christmas spirit with creche

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Christmastime Nativity scenes usually feature donkeys, cows and sheep. That could help explain the interest generated when divers mounted a creche in the shark tank of the aquarium in the Italian Adriatic city of Cattolica. Read More

2 men in court in terror plot to kill British prime minister

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 12:28 am
Two men will appear in a London court to face terror charges today after reportedly plotting to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May. Read More

More N.Korean ‘ghost boats,’ bodies wash up on Japan’s shores

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 10:18 am
Three bodies of people believed to be North Koreans were recovered in northern Japan on Monday, two days after authorities found a dilapidated empty boat, coast guard officials said. Read More

Pope defends Myanmar silence, says he spoke truth in private

Pope Francis today defended his silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have “slammed the door in the face” of his hosts and prevented his message from being heard. Read More

Kim visits factory that produced tires for missile truck

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked workers during a visit to a factory that built the tires for a huge vehicle used to transport a new intercontinental ballistic missile that was test-launched this week, the country’s media reported Sunday. Read More

Pope leaves Bangladesh laughing after diplomatic tightrope

Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the “terrorism of gossip” that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country’s Catholic leadership at the close Saturday of an otherwise tense and diplomatically fraught Asian tour. Read More

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Updated on  November 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, in the first such abdication in about 200 years. Read More

Japan to inspect drifting boat carrying 10 North Koreans

Japanese authorities were preparing Thursday to inspect a decrepit boat with 10 men identifying themselves as North Koreans drifting in rough seas off the northern island of Hokkaido. Read More

What’s new, and what’s ahead, after North Korea’s ICBM test

Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea’s claim that the entire United States is within range of its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot more credible. Read More