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Ancient Mayan discovery: 7,000yo skeleton unearthed in Mexican cave (PHOTOS)

By ethan / August 9, 2018

Human remains dating back as far as 7,000 years have been found in a cave in southern Mexico. Experts believe the skeletons belong to the earliest-known ancestors of the country’s ancient Mayan civilization. READ MORE: ‘Elaborate underworld’ of Mayan pyramids to be explored by archaeologists Researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropological History (INAH) discovered […]

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Saudi Arabia beheads & crucifies convicted criminal in Mecca

By ethan / August 9, 2018

An execution in Saudi Arabia has again caused a media stir after a man was beheaded and crucified in Mecca for murder, robbery and rape. It comes amid a human rights spat between the ultra-conservative kingdom and Canada. The Myanmar man was convicted of killing a woman and other crimes, the state-run Saudi Press Agency […]

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New strong quake hits Indonesia, levels buildings – reports

By ethan / August 9, 2018

Published time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:04 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:33 Rescue workers and soldiers search for earthquake victims in Pemenang, Indonesia. August 8, 2018 © Antara Foto Agency / Reuters The devastated Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by a new shallow earthquake on Thursday, when a 6-magnitude tremor reportedly caused buildings to […]

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Israel strikes 140 Gaza targets in response to 150 Hamas rockets (VIDEO)

By ethan / August 9, 2018

The IDF has conducted another series of air strikes against at least 20 alleged Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, after the militant group fired over 150 projectiles into southern Israel. “IDF fighter jets targeted over 20 terror sites in military compounds and in a Hamas training camp. Among the sites targeted were a weapons […]

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Israel strikes 140 Gaza targets in response to 150 Hamas rockets (VIDEO)

By ethan / August 9, 2018

The IDF has conducted another series of air strikes against at least 20 alleged Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, after the militant group fired over 150 projectiles into southern Israel. “IDF fighter jets targeted over 20 terror sites in military compounds and in a Hamas training camp. Among the sites targeted were a weapons […]

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Colombia recognizes Palestinian state, then abruptly vows to review the move amid Israeli outrage

By ethan / August 9, 2018

After it emerged that the former president Juan Manuel Santos recognized Palestine as an independent state just before leaving office, Colombia’s new government has pledged to “cautiously” review the decision and its implications. Palestine was described as a “free, independent and sovereign state” in Santos’ August 3 letter to the Palestinian representative in Colombia, which […]

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UN gender equality official accused of being a ‘predator’ amid hushed internal harassment probe

By ethan / August 9, 2018

A prominent UN adviser has been exposed by Newsweek as the man at the center of a 14-month-long investigation into sexual abuse. The report accuses him of making repeated unwanted advances towards younger men. Last December, UN Women, the agency responsible for women’s empowerment and equality, published a low-key statement mentioning that an investigation had […]

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