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Caral, the oldest civilisation in America

Caral, the oldest civilisation in America

The American continent surprises us from time to time with ancient cultures that we did not know existed, showing us new discoveries such as the Caral Civilisation which is believed to be 5,000 years old and located in the Supe district, Barranca province, Lima Region, in Peru and about 182km north

16 killed, dozens missing in northwest China floods

16 killed, dozens missing in northwest China floods

Sixteen people have been killed and dozens are missing in flash flooding in northwest China after a sudden downpour triggered mudslides and caused a river to change course, state media reported Thursday.

Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand

Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand

New Zealand police on Thursday confirmed that human remains found in two suitcases bought at an Auckland auction were of two primary school-aged children, with officers vowing to find those responsible.

Pakistan’s Madhubala gets relief after years of pain

Pakistan’s Madhubala gets relief after years of pain

Madhubala, a 16-year-old elephant in Pakistan suffering for years from a dental infection and pain caused by a broken tusk, finally got relief yesterday after undergoing treatment while under unique standing sedation.

Portuguese wildfire envelops Madrid skyscrapers in smoke 400 km away

Portuguese wildfire envelops Madrid skyscrapers in smoke 400 km away

Smoke from a huge wildfire in central Portugal enveloped skyscrapers known as the "Four Towers" in Madrid 400 km (250 miles) away on Tuesday, and residents of the Spanish capital complained of a strong burning smell.

EU, US studying Iran response to ‘final’ nuclear text

EU, US studying Iran response to ‘final’ nuclear text

The European Union and United States said yesterday they were studying Iran’s response to a “final” draft agreement on reviving a 2015 nuclear accord with major powers the EU presented at talks in Vienna.

Odinga says presidential election result a ‘travesty’

Odinga says presidential election result a ‘travesty’

Kenyan politician Raila Odinga rejected as a “travesty” the result of an Aug 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost to Deputy President William Ruto, adding that Kenya’s democracy faces a long legal crisis.

Chinese ship docks in Lanka despite India, US concerns

Chinese ship docks in Lanka despite India, US concerns

A Chinese research vessel bristling with antennas and communication gear docked at Sri Lanka’s Chinese-run port of Hambantota yesterday despite concerns from India and the US about its alleged spying activities.

WHO turns to public for monkeypox name change

WHO turns to public for monkeypox name change

The World Health Organization, which is looking to rename monkeypox, called Tuesday for help from the public in coming up with a less stigmatising designation for the fast-spreading disease.

First post-blockade food aid ship leaves Ukraine for Africa

First post-blockade food aid ship leaves Ukraine for Africa

Two officers guarding a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan were shot dead by unidentified assailants, police said Tuesday, the latest deaths in an ongoing campaign to eradicate the disease.

Bus falls in Kashmir gorge, kills six Indian border police

Bus falls in Kashmir gorge, kills six Indian border police

A bus carrying personnel from India's high-altitude border police rolled off a mountainous road and fell into a gorge in Kashmir on Tuesday, killing at least six officers, police said.

Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids

Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids

Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, scientists said after analysing rare samples collected on a six-year Japanese space mission.

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