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Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy recreated

London: Scientists have succeeded in accurately reproducing the voice of an Egyptian priest who lived 3,000 years ago, thanks to the mummification process and the use of 3D printing technology. The scientists created the 3-D printed vocal tract based on measurements of the precise dimensions of his extant vocal tract following computed tomography (CT) scanning. […]

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Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China

Beijing: Snakes may be the original source of the newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China, according to a new study. The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral […]

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (File Photo/IANS)

Many countries view Kashmir as bilateral issue: Qureshi

United Nations: After a failed bid by China to get the UN Security Council involved in the Kashmir issue, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has acknowledged that in the eyes of the world it was a bilateral matter for New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve. “One hears that many countries are of the view […]

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China draws blank at UNSC consultation on Kashmir

United Nations: China drew a blank at the Security Council consultation at which it raised the Kashmir issue with members declaring it a bilateral issue and refusing to step in. Beijing’s Permanent Representative Zhang Jun himself acknowledged it saying the meeting encouraged India and Pakistan to seek a dialogue with each other. India’s Permanent Representative Syed […]

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Putin seeks major constitutional changes, Medvedev govt quits

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed giving the State Duma, the lower house of the country’s Parliament, greater powers, including to choose the country’s Prime Minister and other ministers. Putin, who has been in power either as President or Prime Minister since 2000, also proposed a two-term limit on the Presidency and tighter residence […]

Iranian Military Leader General Qasem Soleimani (File Photo/IANS)

Trump approved killing Soleimani 7 months ago: TV report

New York: A media report that US President Donald Trump had authorised the killing of Iranian military leader Qassim Soleimani seven months ago could undermine his claims that the US action was precipitated by imminent threats to US embassies. Trump’s approval to kill him was given seven months ago, “if Iran’s increased aggression resulted in […]