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Tomb of Pharaoh's unknown queen discovered

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt have said.<p>The tomb was discovered in Abu Sir, an Old Kingdom necropolis southwest of Cairo where there are several pyramids …

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US Troops Are Leaving Afghanistan, But The Fight Has Just Begun For The Ill-Equipped Afghan Police

The father's worst fears came true earlier this year, when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on the two brothers as they patrolled the streets of the one-time Taliban capital Kandahar.<p>"Two Taliban on a motorcycle started firing at us," Amir, 25, said. "My brother was shot dead on the spot." Mosha …

Man buys PS4, gets a box full of rocks instead

A man in Denver thought he bought a PlayStation 4 for his niece for Christmas. When he opened the box, he found not a console but two wrapped-up bundles of rocks.<p>About the only thing the box of rocks that Igor Baksht bought had in common with a PS4 is that neither could connect to PlayStation …

'Hobbit' dominates weekend; 'Interview' pulls in over $15 million on VOD

It was the most wonderful time of the year for the box office.<p>Though the box office total is still down about 5% from last year, three new films, the final "Hobbit" installment and limited-release awards contenders helped give the industry a much needed end-of-the-year boost. Compared to the same …

Nothing funny about 'The Interview'

Just when did assassination become a subject for American humor?<p>This is a nation that still mourns Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy and Martin Luther King — all assassinated. It is living through a period of renewed racial violence in which young black men have been killed by police and two New York …

U.S., NATO hold ceremony to mark end of mission to fight Afghan insurgency

The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country's own security forces.<p>In front of a small, hand-picked audience at the …

Search for missing AirAsia jet suspended

Indonesia has suspended the search for a missing AirAsia plane that disappeared in bad weather en route from Indonesia to Singapore, in the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year.<p>Notes From The Field: Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa in Thailand<p>The only public indication of the grim wait for …