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Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt


Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt.

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Conservation success for otters on the brink


Loveable, playful, inquisitive, tenacious, energetic, versatile, charming and undeniably cute. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe an otter. If you’ve been lucky enough to see one of these shy semi-aquatic animals in the wild, you’ll instantly understand why.

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Polish street artists out to revive sleepy Bulgarian village

Local villager Lazar, walks past murals on the wall of his house, depicting him and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, in the village of Staro Zhelezare, Bulgaria, July 28, 2017.

A group of young Polish artists are bringing a splash of colorful street art to a sleepy village in southern Bulgaria with large outdoor murals, featuring locals alongside some of the world’s famous politicians and celebrities.

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Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf


Cambodia’s latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.

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BASF unveils new mosquito net in battle against malaria


A new mosquito net made by German chemicals company BASF has been given an interim recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO), containing a new class of insecticide that the company hopes will aid the fight against malaria.

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Dark hair dye and chemical relaxers linked to breast cancer


African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests.

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Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

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South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world’s youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.

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Madrid museum must face heirs’ claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court


A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany.

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Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

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The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied.

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Can electro-acupuncture decrease stress incontinence?


Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests.

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