• BBC News

    Kylie Jenner defended over baby's pierced ears

    When new mother Kylie Jenner shared a video cuddling her five-month-old daughter Stormi many of her millions of social media followers noticed her baby's ears were pierced. The video posted on her Instagram channel last week has created a debate about consent and the acceptable age at which children can have their ears pierced. Many people defended the reality TV star saying early ear piercing is common in many different cultures. But some people voiced their concern that, at five months old, Stormi was too young, while others went as far as to call it "child abuse". The voices of opposition were challenged by those who shared their own experiences of being pierced when they were babies including

  • CNN

    Report: Trump lying twice as much as last year

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  • BBC News

    Mystery black sarcophagus opened in Egypt

    Two weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years - and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work. Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the Great, or (less appealingly) a deadly curse? According to experts who have now unsealed it, it's a no to both. Instead, it revealed three skeletons and red-brown sewage water, which gave off an unbearable stench. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities had appointed a committee of archaeologists to open the relic, which was unearthed at a construction site. According to Egyptian news outlet El-Watan, they initially lifted the lid of the tomb by just 5cm (2 inches) before

  • Egypt Independent

    Elderly Egyptian woman arrested in Saudi Arabia to return to Egypt: Foreign Ministry

    The Egyptian Consulate General in Jeddah has completed the legal procedures for the return of Saadia Abdel Salam, an elderly Egyptian woman who went to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah trip and would up being arrested for drug smuggling charges. Abdel Salam was tricked by three Egyptians, who told her she would be paid the price of an Umrah trip by a Saudi philanthropist in return for transferring a bag in Saudi Arabia that turned out to contain drugs, leading to her arrest. The consulate thanked all the official bodies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, especially the public prosecution services of the two countries, which cooperated to reveal the truth and end the case. The Foreign Ministry stressed in a statement

  • CNN

    The week in 27 photos

    The prepared statement of US President Donald Trump is seen on his desk as he speaks to reporters in Washington on Tuesday, July 17. Trump was clarifying remarks he made the day before at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On his papers was a handwritten addition he made that said "THERE WAS NO COLUSION" -- with the final word missing an L. During his joint news conference with Putin, Trump declined to endorse the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, saying Putin was "extremely strong and powerful" in his denial. Back in Washington, facing bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Putin, Trump said he misspoke, and he voiced his

  • CNN

    Philippines orders deportation of 71-year-old nun

    Australian nun Patricia Fox greets supporters in May as she arrives at the Department of Justice in Manila to appeal her deportation order. (CNN)A 71-year-old Australian nun was ordered to leave the Philippines on Thursday after years of angering the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. Sister Patricia Anne Fox is charged with violating the terms of her missionary visa by openly engaging in political activities throughout the country, according to the state-run Philippine New Agency (PNA). The Bureau of Immigration's order cites evidence of Fox urging the release of political prisoners and actively supporting labor groups. "Well of course I'm disappointed but that's the order, and we'll look

  • CNN

    Russia shows off new weapons after Trump summit

    (CNN)As European leaders grappled with the fallout from the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit Thursday, Russian authorities took the opportunity to show off some of the new weaponry Putin boasted in March would render NATO defenses "completely useless."