Daily Archive: January 6, 2018

Jan
06

Just off Israeli highway, 500,000-year-old site found

Just off Israeli highway, 500,000-year-old site foundIsraeli archaeologists announced Sunday they have uncovered a rare site dating back some half a million years — just next to a modern highway and only several metres underground. Archaeologists envision the site at Jaljulia, northeast of Tel Aviv, as a sort of “paradise” for prehistoric hunter-gatherers, with a stream, vegetation and an abundance of animals. “It’s hard to believe that between Jaljulia and highway 6, five metres below the surface, an ancient landscape some half of a million years old has been so amazingly preserved,” Ran Barkai, head of Tel Aviv University’s archaeology department, which participated in the dig, said in a statement.


Jan
06

People rally in solidarity with anti-government protests in Iran

People rally in solidarity with anti-government protests in IranHundreds of Iranians held rallies on Saturday in support of the anti-government protests in Iran, in cities including Washington, D.C., Stockholm, London, Paris and Berlin.


Jan
06

Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight security

Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight securityThe head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt’s new administrative capital on Saturday, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi. The mass, on the eve of Coptic Christmas which is celebrated on Jan. 7, was the first to be held in the newly-built cathedral and took place amid tight security. Sisi was cheered by worshippers as he entered the building.


Jan
06

A U.S. Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On Earth

A U.S. Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On EarthThe temperature atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington plummeted early Saturday to an astonishing minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the coldest places on the planet.


Jan
06

High tech, low tech: Big U.S. cities embrace twin approach to crime

High tech, low tech: Big U.S. cities embrace twin approach to crimeGun violence in major U.S. cities fell in 2017 as police used the latest crime-fighting software combined with a revival of old-fashioned community policing to build trust with a skeptical public. Law enforcement officials and criminologists credit that dual approach with helping extend the decades-long reduction in crime in New York City and reducing gun violence in Chicago by 20 percent in 2017. Chicago became a symbol of U.S. gun violence after homicides soared nearly 60 percent in 2016, drawing frequent criticism from Donald Trump during his campaign for the presidency and after he was elected.


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