• 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."

  • 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

  • BBC News

    'I have to accept my daughter is gone'

    When Kate Osborne vanished while living in Bali, rumours swirled that her disappearance was connected to the drugs underworld. Now 15 years on, her mother, Liz, says the family have had to accept they may never know what happened. "There is no part of me that believes that she could still be alive," Liz Osborne tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. Her daughter, Kate, was last seen on the Indonesian island of Bali in April 2003, aged 34. But despite a UK police investigation and the hiring of private detectives, no trace of what happened to her has ever been found. Differing theories have linked her disappearance to the drugs underworld or to an affair that her boyfriend at the time

  • BBC News

    US woman jailed for collecting seashells

    A Texas woman visiting Florida's Key West for holiday has been jailed after she took some seashells from the beach. Diana Fiscal-Gonzalez, 30, was arrested by a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer after she was found with a group of children taking the protected mollusks. She pleaded guilty to taking 40 still-living queen conch shells, telling the judge she did not know it was illegal. Ms Fiscal-Gonzalez has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail and pay a $500 (£385) fine. MS Fiscal-Gonzalez apologised in court, and told the judge she had planned to clean out the shells to give as gifts to friends. Ms Fiscal-Gonzalez had been visiting from Dallas when an anonymous tipster called police on 13 July

  • Arab News

    Iran indicates talks with US on nuclear program unlikely

    DUBAI: China’s Xi Jinping will arrive in the UAE Thursday for a three-day state visit, marking his first overseas trip since he was re-elected as president earlier this year. Xi’s visit to the Emirates is part of his five-nation diplomatic tour - including Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and Mauritius - to coincide with the Chinese leader’s attendance at the 10th annual BRICS summit in Johannesburg from July 25 to July 27. Prominent UAE buildings - including the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame in Dubai and Emirates Palace Hotel and Abu Dhabi Global Market in Abu Dhabi - have been lit up in red to resemble the Chinese flag in celebration of Xi’s visit. His appointments during the three days include

  • 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

  • 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