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The Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) has been reopened, as Egypt tries to revive its tourism industry, badly hit by last year’s uprising. Continue Reading »

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The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel committee which argued that the EU had helped transform Europe “from the continent of war to a continent of peace”. Continue Reading »

After couples decorated the Ponte Milvio on the river Tiber with “love padlocks” for years, they are now being removed with bolt-cutters in order to protect the ancient structure. Continue Reading »

The first major protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in three months took place on Saturday in Moscow. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk)

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have marched through the capital to say that December’s parliamentary elections were fraudulent and dispute Mr Putin’s re-election in March. Continue Reading »

A controversial law that has been in effect for more than a year has been thrown out by a judge in the state of Wisconsin.

US Republican Governor Scott Walker supported this law which strips most public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Continue Reading »

Tony Blair and George Bush (photo) were branded war criminal by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who called for both men to be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, for their role in the Iraq war. Continue Reading »

A study of around 1,000 people in New Zealand suggests that young people who smoke cannabis for years risk a significant and irreversible reduction in their IQ.

According to the finding of the international team, those who started using cannabis below the age of 18, whose brains were still developing, suffered a drop in IQ. Continue Reading »