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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Should ancient wells stay or go? The experts disagree

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com While some experts want finds preserved, others believe the real value is in studying them Should ancient wells stay or go? A disagreement has arisen over the future of relics unearthed at a railway construction site in Kowloon City between conservationists who want them preserved as they are and archaeologists who want to pull them ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza siege shaping up as deadliest Israeli conflict in a decade

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 09:22pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... of an economic blockade of Gaza by both Israel and Egypt. However, US Secretary of State John Kerry flew back to Washington after the meeting in Paris, with no sign of progress. Additional reporting ...

  3. News - World - HISTORY

    Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus is not a fake, scientists say

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Radiocarbon dating confirms papyrus fragment with Coptic text is definitely ancient, but expert warns it doesn't prove that Christ was married Gospel of Jesus' Wife is no fake, scientists say An ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus' wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Deaths in police custody revive Egyptian rights fears

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... to the Abu Zaabal jail. He had been arrested four days earlier, on August 14, when security forces began clearing a protest camp against the ouster of Egypt’s elected president Mohamed Morsi. ... 18. Egypt’s government denies wrongdoing in the incident, and the interior ministry has pledged a full investigation. But human rights activists and relatives of those killed accuse ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel orders ground offensive in Gaza; heavy shelling on border

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... invasion doesn't frighten us and the occupation army will sink in Gaza's mud." Hamas wants Israel and Egypt, whose military-backed government is at odds with the Palestinian ... was "exerting all required effort, together with Egypt and all other parties, to halt the bloodshed and relieve our people's suffering". ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Video a chilling prelude to balloon calamity

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... scenes, visitors from Hong Kong, France, Japan, Britain, Hungary and Egypt merrily wave at the camera and snap pictures as the balloon is inflated. A young Chinese woman poses for photos with her ... a safety drill with them. As the green and yellow balloon rises up, a couple are seen kissing. Other passengers gaze around, taking in a bird's eye view of the ancient city. A single voice ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian mosque besieged as Islamists prepare fresh protests

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 03:01pm by \Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... in another. Elsewhere in Egypt, 10 people were killed by security forces and dozens injured in the canal city of Suez when they gathered to protest in defiance of the curfew. Their deaths brought ... that the government, the armed forces, the police and the great people of Egypt are united in confronting the malicious terrorist plot by the Muslim Brotherhood,” it said. And the interior ministry, which ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi sweeps to victory in Egypt presidential vote

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:18am

    ... Reuters Military strongman has provisional 93.3 per cent of the vote according to judicial sources Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, swept ... and waved flags. Dancing dolls dressed in army fatigues quickly went on sale in Tahrir, a reminder of the army’s wide influence in Egypt. Sisi is the latest in a line of Egyptian rulers from ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian troops move against pro-Morsi sit-ins

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 02:46pm by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... in clashes in Egypt following Morsi’s ouster in a military coup that followed days of mass protests by millions of Egyptians calling for his removal An Associated Press television video journalist ... At least 250 people have died in clashes in Egypt following Morsi’s ouster in a military coup that followed days of mass protests by millions of Egyptians calling for his removal. Supporters ...

  10. News - World

    Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation ‘fails’

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah Government plans to remove Islamist protest camps Egypt’s government vowed on Wednesday to remove Islamist protest camps after it said foreign ... hours before the end of the Muslim fasting month. The presidency said earlier Wednesday that Western and Arab efforts to mediate an end to Egypt’s political deadlock had failed. The statement ...




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