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August 5, 2019

India’s ruling revoking Kashmir’s autonomy ‘undoes seven decades’ of history, experts say

Muni Yogeshwaran/iStock(LONDON) — The Indian government moved to revoke the special status that granted autonomy to Muslim-majority Kashmir on Monday, with experts describing the move as “undoing seven decades” of constitutional relations. Amit Shah, the Home Minister for India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party, the BJP, announced that Article 370 of India’s constitution would be revoked in parliament Monday. Article 370, which has been part of the constitution since sovereignty of Kashmir was tr..
August 5, 2019

Egypt restores King Tut’s golden coffin as Grand Museum nears completion

LUke1138/iStock(CAIRO) -- Tutankhamun's golden-plated coffin is undergoing a face-lift for the first time since the boy king's tomb was discovered in 1922 as Egypt nears completion of the Grand Egyptian Museum, a mega project on the outskirts of Cairo that the country hopes will revive its vital tourism industry. Dozens of journalists flocked to the under-construction museum near the Giza Pyramids on Sunday to take a rare glimpse of the coffin, which was placed inside a plastic incubat..
August 5, 2019

Teen arrested for attempted murder after boy is thrown 5 stories off Tate Modern viewing platform

mikeinlondon/iStock(LONDON) — A 6-year-old boy is in a critical but stable condition after being thrown five stories from the Tate Modern in London, the UK’s most popular tourist attraction. The boy was visiting the modern art gallery’s 10th floor viewing platform with his mother Sunday when he was taken from her arms and thrown over the railing, according to the Daily Mail. He landed on the roof of a five story building below. Police were called at around 2:40 p.m. local time and were accompani..
August 4, 2019

Russian opposition pledges more protests after 1,000 arrested

anouchka/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition has pledged to hold more protests a day after police arrested hundreds of people for a second weekend running at a demonstration in Moscow calling for fair elections. Opposition leaders said another protest planned in Moscow for next Saturday would go ahead, and Leonid Volkov, a key lieutenant of Russia's most prominent opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, said they would try to expand them nationwide. Volkov, on Twitter Sunda..