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Remote Controlled Camera Reveals Interior of Mayan Tomb
A tiny remote-controlled camera peered inside the tomb of a Mayan ruler that has been sealed for 1,500 years, revealing red frescoes, pottery and pieces of a funerary shroud made of jade and mother of pearl.
Egypt Ends Palestinian Blockade
Egypt's decision Wednesday to end its blockade of Gaza by opening the only crossing to the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory this weekend could ease the isolation of 1.4 million Palestinians there. It also puts the new Egyptian regime at odds with Israel, which insists on careful monitoring of people and goods entering Gaza for security reasons.
Goofball Broadcaster Claims May 21st Is Doomsday
The California evangelical broadcaster predicting Judgment Day will come on Saturday says he expects to stay close to a TV or radio to monitor the unfolding apocalypse.
Al Qaeda Confirms Bin Laden Is Dead
Al Qaeda confirmed Osama bin Laden was dead on Friday, dispelling some of the fog around the killing of the "holy warrior," and vowed to mount more attacks on the West.
NATO Fails To Assassinate Gaddafi, Kills His Son
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO air strike on a Tripoli house that killed his youngest son and three grandchildren, a government spokesman said on Sunday.
Air Strikes Pummel Gaddafi Compound
NATO forces flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound early Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi's government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader's life.
Libyan Forces Retreating in Misrata
Government forces retreated in Libya's coastal city of Misrata after two months of siege, but seized a rebel town in the remote Western Mountains, with no sign yet of Muammar Gaddafi being dislodged from power.
Egyptians Turn Anger On Army
Thousands of protesters turned their anger on the army on Saturday demanding that Egypt's ruling military council hand power to civilians and pressing for former President Hosni Mubarak to be put on trial.
Turmoil, French Jets Rock Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo said on Tuesday that his armed forces were negotiating a ceasefire after coming under direct attack by French forces, but he denied that he was ready to surrender.
Hacker Breaches Major Corporations, Banks
The names and e-mails of customers of Citigroup Inc and other large U.S. companies, as well as College Board students, were exposed in a massive and growing data breach after a computer hacker penetrated online marketer Epsilon.
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