A cave environment associated with Peking Man has been discovered in a limestone quarry site in Luoto Hill, Lianoning Province. This latest discovery represents one of the most important palaeontological finds in history, and has produced the largest ever number and variety of implements.
Speaking at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival on Sunday (LEFFEST), WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange affirmed that the whistle-blowing website is preparing to publish a forth Spy Files – a series of leaked secret documents.
Israel is set to launch new ID cards for the children of same-sex couples. The cards will permit both fathers or mothers to be registered as the child’s parents – regardless of whether they are the biological parent or not.
The Islamic State (ISIS) is being supplied with weapons through planes landing in areas controlled by the militants, the head of Iraq’s security and defense committee said.
The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based human rights group, estimated in its global index that almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe, and listed Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.
Indonesia wants more policewomen. Last April, the authorities launched a massive and unprecedented recruitment campaign, and 7,000 women are currently undergoing training. But becoming a policewoman in Indonesia is not easy. Requirements for female candidates include being 17.5 to 22 years old, not being or having been married, and having completed high school.
The Shaheen 1A, also known as Hatf IV, has a range of 900 kilometers, a military statement said on Monday. The development came three days after the Pakistani army successfully test-fired another nuclear-capable missile, which can hit targets 1,500 kilometers away.
Russia will deploy its own orbital space station in 2017, using parts of modules originally destined for the International Space Station (ISS), according to Kommersant, a Russian daily newspaper. The latest development follows an announcement by the country’s deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin earlier this year that Russia would not use the ISS after 2020, Sputnik reported, citing the Kommersant report, which cited a source close to the Central Research Institute of Machine Building, which is administrated by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).
The Italian navy and merchant ships picked up more than 2,500 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend as the flow of refugees seeking to reach Europe rose again.
Rupert Murdoch’s iron grip on his publishing empire is slipping after a massive revolt against the family’s minority control of News Corp and may have lost the support of a key backer