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There are no hidden rooms in King Tut’s tomb after all

New radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Sunday, bringing a disappointing end to years of excitement over the prospect. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Italian team conducted extensive studies with ground-penetrating radar that showed the tomb did not ...

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Bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills 14, wounds 33

A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration centre killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said. Habib Shah Ansari, the provincial head of public health, confirmed the toll from the attack, which took place in the city of Khost, the capital of the province of the same name. People ...

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Police arrest Russian opposition leader as protesters denounce Putin’s inauguration

A human rights monitor says police arrested more than 1,000 people Saturday, including a leading opposition leader, during nationwide protests in Russia, held to denounce the upcoming inauguration of Vladimir Putin as president. The OVD-Info group said it had received reports of at least 1,029 people being detained in 19 different cities. It said 475 of the detentions had taken place ...

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Giuliani went on Fox News to defuse Trump’s legal drama. He inflamed it instead, experts say

Did you catch what Rudy Giuliani said about Donald Trump in that legally dicey Fox News interview? No, not that Fox News interview. The second, possibly more incriminating one with Fox & Friends the morning after. If Wednesday was bad, legal experts and campaign-finance watchdogs warn that Thursday’s televised appearance was even more legally damning, strengthening the case that President ...

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Hawaii poised to ban sale of some sunscreens that harm coral

Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in Hawaii. State lawmakers passed a measure this week that would ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate by 2021 in an effort to protect coral reefs. Scientists have found the two substances can be toxic to coral, which are ...

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