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Ancient Egypt: Mysterious 2,600-year-old Temple and Statues Point to Holy Site at Hill of the Pharaohs

Archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered the remains of a mysterious 2,600-year-old temple and a series of sacred artefacts they believe to be part of a holy complex at the Hill of The Pharaohs. In their excavations in the north of Egypt, the team said they found signs of the temple structure as well as other ancient objects which they dated to the late period between 664-332 B.C. Related: Ancient Egyptian Mummy Buried Wearing Golden Sky God Mask Discovered In Long-Lost Sarcophagus Trending: Taiwan Court Orders Son to Pay Mother $1 Million For Raising Him The archaeologists at the Tel...

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Israel's Spacecom expands deal for satellite service to Nepal

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Space Communication Ltd, operator of the Amos satellites, said on Tuesday Nepal’s Dish Media Network has contracted for more capacity on the Amos-4 satellite starting in the fourth quarter. The additional capacity will increase Spacecom’s revenue from Dish Media Network by $16.7 million, bringing total future revenue expected from the customer to $76.9 million. Amos-4 provides services to customers from South Asia to East Africa. Dish Media Network owns fast growing operator, Dishhome, whose network covers all of Nepal. With substantial satellite capacity on Amos-4, Dishhome will expand service offerings. Dishhome’s capacity on Amos-4 is contracted for the satellite’s lifetime.   (Reporting by Tova...

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Ayatollah Khamenei Blames Protests on 'Enemies of Iran' as 9 Are Killed in Latest Unrest

TEHRAN, Iran — Clashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons. The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20. Offering his first comments since they began, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the “enemies of Iran” of meddling in the country’s affairs. The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over Iran’s weak economy and a jump in food prices and have expanded to several cities, with some protesters chanting against the government and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei....

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Here's Why More Droughts and Wildfires Are In Our Future, Say Scientists

2017 saw some of the worst wildfires on record in the western United States, and if the earth continues warming, we should expect more like them, says a new study. Research findings published Monday in Nature Climate Change said that over a quarter of the earth’s land would become significantly drier with a 2ºC rise in temperature — but that limiting global warming to under 1.5ºC could significantly reduce the amount of land affected. The research team reached these conclusions after studying projections from 27 global climate models to identify the parts of the world that aridifcation would impact. “20-30 percent of the world’s land surface” would be affected, according to Dr. Manoj Joshi from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences. “But two thirds of...

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Nine Inmates Dead, Dozens Escape as Riot Erupts in a Brazil Prison

Gang violence is common in Brazil’s notorious prisons More Nine inmates were killed and dozens escaped during a New Year’s Day prison riot in a city near Brasilia, the Brazilian capital. Fourteen inmates were also injured in the melee, Reuters reports. The riot in the Colonia Agroindustrial prison, which is on the outskirts of the city of Goiânia, began when armed gang members invaded three cellblocks inhabited by a rival faction. Attackers set mattresses on fire and burned the bodies of those who were killed, according to the Associated Press. Prison officials regained control of the facility with the...

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