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Radar scans reveal hidden chamber in King Tut's tomb

The first radar scans of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings have been completed, strongly indicating the presence of hidden chambers, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty announced in a press conference Thursday.<p>The scans, conducted in late November 2015 by radar …

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it …

All the countries—including Sweden—that now recognize Palestinian statehood

Sweden announced that it will recognize the state of Palestine, becoming the first member of the European Union to do so. Stefan Lofven became the prime minister of a new center-left government this month and used his inaugural address to parliament to say that a “two-state solution requires mutual …

Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant

Samsung suspends business with one of its suppliers is thought to have used child labour at a factory in China<p>Samsung has temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China after finding "evidence" of possible illegal child labour at the plant.<p>The South Korean electronics giant …

Disabled Palestinians unable to escape Israeli air strike

Who knows who lived in the two first-floor apartments above a home for eight disabled adults in a neighbourhood of eastern Gaza? Perhaps, as a neighbour suggests, one was a militant with Islamic Jihad who lived there with his family. But the neighbour says he is not sure. What is certain is that …

American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

The U.S. has confirmed that Tariq Khdeir, an American teenager, has been arrested by Israeli authorities and the State Department has expressed concern that he has been "severely beaten."<p>ITV news says Khdeir is the 15-year-old cousin of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old boy who was murdered in …

Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence

The young soldier stopped to listen to the man reading on the stage in Tel Aviv's Habima Square, outside the tall façade of Charles Bronfman Auditorium. The reader was Yossi Sarid, a former education and environment minister. His text is the testimony of a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, one …

Asus Unveils Five-Mode, Three-In-One Dual-OS Device

Taiwanese PC maker Asus took the wraps off a series of devices at Computex today, with the headliner being the Transformer Book V — a device that wants to be everything all at once.<p>The Transformer Book V is what Asus terms a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” that features a Windows and …

Thai military briefly cuts off Facebook to silence protests

<i>Updated 8:52 AM ET to reflect the duration of the block.</i><p>Thailand blocked Facebook today for 30 minutes to quiet protests challenging the military’s seizure of power in the country last week.<p>Following the footsteps of Turkey, Syria, and China, Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 now available to pre-order

Microsoft's intimate Surface event didn't reveal the smaller tablet many expected, instead it went <i>much</i> bigger. In an attempt to capitalize on early buzz for its new super-thin 12-inch slate, the company today opened pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen in 22 …

You have one day left to watch the 'Space Oddity' music video shot in space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's rendition of "Space Oddity," an astronomically popular music video shot in the International Space Station, is going offline today. According to a tweet by Hadfield, the song was posted under a year-long license from David Bowie's publishers, and it expires …

Kidnappers In Nigeria Wore Uniforms, Escaped Girl Says

The gunmen who abducted 276 girls from a school in Nigeria last month wore uniforms and said they were soldiers who had come to help, according to a girl who escaped her captors. The girls were led outside — and it wasn't until the gunmen stole food and set fire to the school that the girls became …

UK hysteria over 'Islamist' threat is fuelling race hate | Libya

Once again, the British press is panicking over the "Islamists" that are apparently lurking with malicious intent on every street corner in the UK.<p>While tabloids fret over imagined Islamic plots to take bacon off Britain's streets, the broadsheets reflect a more highbrow hysteria over an extremist …

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HTC One M8 Price Slashed to $99, But Only Today

On Thursday, May 8, the HTC One M8 will be available for only $99 with a two-year contract.<p>To redeem the offer, you have to go through HTC's website, …

The Feeling Skin Is An iPhone Charge Case With A Configurable LED Light On Its Back

A bizarre, “organically” shaped iPhone case called The Feeling Skin was spotted at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley, purporting to be the first “smart battery case” for iPhone. The project, which would compete with things like Mophie cases for example, is designed so that it doesn’t …

5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Healthcare.gov Crashes On The Last Day To Enroll Before The Deadline

Healthcare.gov is down for maintenance at the most inopportune time according to CNBC. Users are reporting not being able to access the U.S. government’s healthcare marketplace on the last day before the deadline. Technical problems due to scheduled maintenance is to blame.<p>The number of Obamacare …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

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NSA Kept Hundreds of Reports on German Chancellor Merkel: Report

The NSA stored more than 300 secret reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the White House's most important allies, in a database that …