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Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

South Africa

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …

Festivals

UN warns situation in Damascus refugee camp is 'beyond inhumane'

Palestinians refugees in Yarmouk starving and injured as aid is cut off amid intense fighting between Isis extremists and Syrian rebels<p>Islamic State (Isis) extremists were trying to consolidate their hold on Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Monday after three days of clashes that …

Middle East

Nightmare Scenario: How Would Israel Combat a Nuclear Iran?

Political science has analyzed the topic of nuclear proliferation since the Soviet Union tested its first nuclear weapon in 1949. After decades of …

Middle East

Hezbollah Says Iran Nuclear Agreement 'Rules Out Specter Of Regional War'

(Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Monday that a framework nuclear agreement that Iran reached with world powers last week rules …

As US Seeks To "Contain" Iran Nuclear Plans, Russia & China Expand Theirs

As The United States continues to 'deal' with Iran's nuclear ambitions, Sputnik News reports that <b>"the expansion of cooperation between the Russian</b> …

Nuclear Energy

UN demands access to Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1158000/1158410_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524588771_48a47431317f0f22acb38b6aa20bb805<p><b>The UN Security Council has demanded humanitarian access to the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus.</b><p>One UN official described the …

Middle East

Obama: Recognising Israel not a condition of Iran deal

US President Barack Obama has poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran be predicated on Tehran officially recognising Israel.<p>In an interview with NPR News, set to air on Tuesday morning in the US, Obama continued his public campaign to sell the …

South Asia

Poland to build watchtowers at Russia's Kaliningrad border

50 metre high towers will be ready to begin surveillance in June according to border police<p>Poland will build six watchtowers to survey its 200-kilometre-long border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, border police have said.<p>The six towers will be up to 50 metres (164 feet) high and ready in …

Russia

One reported dead after pollution protest in northern China | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - One person died and 50 were arrested after some 2,000 police, using rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, put down a protest by villagers against pollution from a chemical plant in China’s Inner Mongolia, an overseas human rights group said.<p>Inner Mongolia has seen sporadic …

China

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel