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Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

Image copyright Smartwater Technology Image caption An ancient mosaic is painted with an invisible liquid that is detectable under ultra-violet light The recent plundering of priceless artefacts from Syria and Iraq by both terrorists and criminal gangs has taken place on an unprecedented scale. Stolen items have been turning up in Europe and the US, […]

Ousted S Korean head to be questioned

Ousted S Korean head to be questioned

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Park Geun-hye’s supporters gathered outside her home in Seoul as she left for questioning Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye is being questioned by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that brought her down. Earlier this month, judges upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park, who has now lost her immunity. […]

New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies

New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies

Image copyright AP Image caption Silvers co-founded the magazine in 1963 The exacting editor of The New York Review of Books, Robert B Silvers, who made it a literary magazine of lasting influence, has died aged 87. He died at his home in Manhattan after a short illness, the magazine said. Mr Silvers co-edited the […]

US to ban electronics on flights from a dozen countries, US media says

US to ban electronics on flights from a dozen countries, US media says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new directive is expected to affect airlines from 13 countries Passengers travelling from about a dozen countries will be barred from carrying most electronic devices on US-bound flights, officials tell US media. Airlines from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa will require passengers heading to the […]

Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Church failings

Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Church failings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rwandan President Paul Kagame said the meeting with Pope Francis marked “a new chapter” Pope Francis has asked for “God’s forgiveness” for the “sins and failings” of the Roman Catholic Church at the time of the Rwandan genocide. Dozens of Catholic priests are believed to have been complicit in […]

France election: Leading candidates appear in TV debate

France election: Leading candidates appear in TV debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Fillon, Emanuel Macron, Benoit Hamon, Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen before the debate The five leading candidates in the French election are appearing in the first TV debate of its kind. Recent polls show Marine Le Pen of the far-right Front National getting most votes in the first […]

Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bomb went off in the busy Amil business district of Baghdad A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing more than 20 people and wounding many others, police and medical sources say. The blast went off in a market in the mainly Shia Amil district in […]

US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

Image copyright AP Image caption David Rockefeller was the youngest of five sons of John D Rockefeller Jr Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller has died in his sleep at his home in Poncantico Hills, New York, a spokesman said. He was 101 years old. Mr Rockefeller, the last of his generation in the famed American family, […]

China dinosaur egg theft suspect arrested

China dinosaur egg theft suspect arrested

Image copyright AFP Image caption China has a rich repository of fossils which are sought after by collectors the world over China has arrested another suspect in the theft of about 80 fossilised dinosaur eggs. The man and three accomplices are alleged to have stolen them from a collector in Zhejiang province. Known only by […]

Italy TV show under fire for discussion on foreign women

Italy TV show under fire for discussion on foreign women

Image copyright Rai Image caption The programme featured a lengthy discussion on the “allure” of eastern European women Italian public broadcaster Rai is facing heavy criticism after airing a discussion which centred around stereotypes of Eastern European women. The segment on Parliamone Sabato, a magazine show on the flagship Rai 1 channel, saw studio guests […]