Tag Archives: Egypt

Modern science detects disease in 400-year-old embalmed hearts

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the ruins of a medieval convent in the French city of Rennes, archaeologists discovered five heart-shaped urns made of lead, each containing an…

Drake is Spotify's most streamed artist of the year globally

NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year globally. Spotify announced its end-of-the-year list Tuesday & said…

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'Gods of Egypt' studio, director apologize for white cast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas has apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology. The filmmaker & studio Lionsgate…

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Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is slowly growing — yet not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is…

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Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration…

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Watchdog: Saudi-led Yemen strikes illegally kill civilians

At least 10 air strikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen broke the laws of war & killed civilians, Human Rights Watch alleged Friday. The strikes are listed…

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Legal battle over health of media billionaire Redstone

An ex-girlfriend has set in motion a legal battle over whether 92-year-old billionaire Sumner Redstone, who controls Viacom & CBS, is able to make his own health care decisions. Manuela…

French president off to Moscow for talks on fighting terror

French President Francois Hollande on a visit to Moscow Thursday calk for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, trying to unite France, the U.S. & Russia…

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With US off, global stocks buoyed by Europe stimulus hopes

LONDON (AP) — With Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday & tensions between Russia & Turkey fading, European stock markets were buoyed Thursday by expectations that the European Central…

Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting

CAIRO (AP) — Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal…