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DNA traces Iceman’s ragtag wardrobe

Image copyright Institute for Mummies and the Iceman Image caption Researchers from Ireland and Italy studied nine samples from six items [...]

Study finds ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin

BERLIN –  Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago. Researchers in Italy used genetic analysis to determine that the two materials [...]

Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 8

BENGHAZI, Libya –  Libya’s pro-government forces say suicide bombers detonated two cars near their forces in the Islamic State group’s former stronghold city of Sirte, killing at least eight. Ahmed Hadia, [...]

At least 11 dead, more than 200 wounded in bombings targeting Turkish police

ANKARA, Turkey –  Three car bombings targeted a pair of police stations and a military vehicle in Turkey, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 219 others, while a village guard was also killed in a separate clash, officials [...]

Rwandan police kill suspected extremist in firefight

KIGALI, Rwanda –  Rwandan police say they killed a suspected extremist following a three-hour firefight in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday. Police identified the suspect as Channy Mbonigaba of the western district [...]

Glass-coated kite string kills 3 people in India’s capital

NEW DELHI –  Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down the kites of rivals. A 3-year-old girl [...]

Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line

Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping 40 mph. The elevated cable [...]

The most unfriendly cities in the US

Over the last four years, we’ve asked our readers to rate a city’s “friendliness” in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local [...]

Highlights & report: Heath & Schofield win kayak double silver

Media playback is not supported on this device GB’s Heath and Schofield claim silver in kayak double 200m Great Britain’s Liam Heath and Jon Schofield won the silver medal in the men’s [...]

GB into hockey final as Bolt closes on treble

Media playback is not supported on this device Olympics Playlist: GB women’s hockey, 200m action and Neymar stars Britain’s women reached the Olympic hockey final for the first time while [...]