October 19, 2019

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor

Hatem Maher/ABC News(LUXOR, Egypt) -- Egypt unveiled 30 ancient wooden coffins on Saturday that were discovered in the southern city of Luxor, in what the country's antiquities ministry described as one of the largest discoveries in years. The announcement was made in a makeshift tent just opposite to the famed Temple of Hatshepsut, which is situated beneath a cliff in Deir al-Bahari on Luxor's West Bank. The 3,000-year-old coffins, which appeared to be well preserved, were unearthed d..
October 19, 2019

UK Parliament votes to force Brexit extension in setback for Boris Johnson

iStock/Vladislav Zolotov(LONDON) -- U.K. lawmakers voted on Saturday to undermine a deal reached between Boris Johnson and the European Union, casting doubt on the prime minister's ability to meet an Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson announced Thursday that he had reached a deal with European leaders for the U.K. to leave the EU, but the agreement still needed to be approved by his country's Parliament. But in the latest stunning rebuke, lawmakers on Saturday approved an amendment, by a..
October 18, 2019

Mexican authorities release ‘El Chapo’s’ son as violence breaks out during attempted arrest

hudiemm/iStock(MEXICO CITY) -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended local authorities' decision to call off a deadly raid in Sinaloa Cartel territory and release Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fugitive son, saying one criminal wasn't worth risking the lives of others in the area. "They made decisions that I support, that I endorse, because the situation became very difficult and many citizens, many people, many human beings, were at risk. And, it was decided to pro..
October 18, 2019

Ancient city uncovered in Cambodia

DannyIacob/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that was one of the first capitals in the Khmer Empire. The sprawling city of Mahendraparvata, which has long been rumored to exist, was identified on the Phnom Kulen plateau using airborne laser scanning that had a "unique ability to 'see through' vegetation and provide high-resolution models of the forest floor," according to a report from the scientists. "Here, we confirm the hypothesis, based on t..