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Jewels and tools among Neolithic find in Israel

[ad_1] Thousands of pieces of tools, jewellery, figurines, seeds and other objects have been found at the site of a huge 9,000-year-old settlement from the Neolithic period uncovered in Israel. Image copyright Israel Antiquities Authority Archaeologists believe that the site, located near Motza Junction, 5km (3 miles) west of Jerusalem, was once a city housing as many as 3,000 residents. Image copyright Israel Antiquities Authority Excavators found the remains of
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Hodan Nalayeh prize: Somalia to honour journalist murdered by al-Shabab

[ad_1] Image caption Hodan Nalayeh relocated to Kismayo last year Somalia's government has announced that it will award a prize in honour of journalist Hodan Nalayeh who was killed in an attack by Islamist militants.The annual Hodan Nalayeh prize will be awarded to "outstanding" individuals from the Somali diaspora.Nalayeh, who grew up in Canada, returned to Somalia last year to highlight positive stories about her country of birth.She was among
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Five Indians in Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup XI, no MS Dhoni | Cricket News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar has named his favourite XI of cricketers who played in the just concluded edition of the World Cup. Tendulkar's XI, led by Kane Williamson, includes five Indians -- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah. However, he did not include wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni in the XI. Rohit and Jonny Bairstow are the two openers while Williamson comes in at number 3.
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S Korea employers could face jail under harassment law

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Korean news presenters hold a rally on 16 July before submitting a complaint on workplace harassment South Korea has introduced tough new workplace anti-bullying laws with penalties that include jail for employers in some cases. It marks the first time the country has required employers take action against harassment. Workers will be able to report behaviour such as gossiping or being forced
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India building collapse: Forty trapped in south Mumbai

[ad_1] Image caption Rescuers are searching debris to find those trapped inside the building in Dongri A four-storey building has collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, trapping at least 40 people, fire officials say. The cause of the collapse in the Dongri area in southern Mumbai is not clear. There are no reports of casualties.Reports say the building was up to 100 years old. Recent monsoon flooding may also
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Parliament session: PM Modi upset with ‘truant’ ministers | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to nurse their constituency by playing a leading role in its development and advised them to take up a cause of human sensitivity like eradication of leprosy or tuberculosis, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters. First impression is often the last impression, Modi told MPs, a large number of them first-timers, at the BJP parliamentary party meeting,
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New Zealand’s Dunedin jokes about losing ‘steepest street’ title

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Sorry New Zealand but it's now our time to shine" Just as New Zealand was dealing with losing the Cricket World Cup to England, there's another blow in store: the country no longer has the "world's steepest street". For years, Dunedin's Baldwin Street proudly held that title, and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records.But on Tuesday, the accolade went
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Isro pinpoints Chandrayaan-2 leak to ‘nipple joint’ of cryogenic engine | India News

[ad_1] CHENNAI: Working overnight on the aborted Chandrayaan-2, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) teams have pinpointed the leak in the GSLV-MkIII cryogenic engine to a ‘nipple joint’ of the helium gas bottle that supplies pressure to the fuel and oxidiser. Why it happened remains the crucial question Isro engineers are trying to answer. Isro had aborted the Chandrayaan-2 launch 56 minutes before its scheduled lift-off at 2.51am on Monday.
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Marc Batchelor: South African former footballer shot dead

[ad_1] Marc Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South AfricaSouth African former footballer Marc Batchelor has been shot dead near his home in Johannesburg.Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa."He was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike," a police spokesman Col Lungelo Dlamini told South African Broadcasting Corporation."He was about to drive into his premises. The
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Pakistan airspace finally reopens, AI San Francisco-Delhi flight first to fly over it; others to follow suit

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Air India San Francisco-Delhi service AI 184 was winging its way to Delhi when the pilots of this flight — one of the longest nonstops globally — got a surprise message on Tuesday morning: “Pakistan airspace open for overflying.” AI, which has been losing crores daily due to the airspace closure since February 27 and its flights to and from the west taking long routes, acted swiftly.