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Stone Age tools in Tamil Nadu suggest reframing 'Out of Africa' theories

Stone Age tools in Tamil Nadu suggest reframing 'Out of Africa' theories

New research published in Nature suggests a Middle Palaeolithic culture existed in India around 385,000 years ago, which is much earlier than previously thought. The tools span some million years of history, they say, and illustrate the evolution of big, blunt hand axes into finely sculpted stone points. But the tool eventually became obsolete as new, better tools became popular.


Israel strikes Gaza in latest cross-border exchange

Israel strikes Gaza in latest cross-border exchange

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. According to the IDF spokesman, the post was attacked from the air. The Israeli Army confirmed that a rocket had been fired from Gaza and apparently it was not detected by its antiaircraft defense, but it did not elaborate about it.


Police arrest NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis

Police arrest NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis

This prompted the detectives to conduct interdiction as short firearms can be seen tucked on the sides of the two men. Police claim the pair were carrying.45 caliber pistols and ammunition at the time of their arrest. Human rights group Karapatan denounced the arrests and called for their release, arguing that Baylosis was sickly and posed no threat. In a separate statement, Bayan Muna Rep.


Trump announces presidential delegation to PyeongChang Olympics

Trump announces presidential delegation to PyeongChang Olympics

Short-track speed skater Choe Un Song fell and slid into a padded wall during his practice at the Gangneung Ice Arena with his teammate Jong Kwang Bom. Combining 23 South Korean athletes, the 35-member squad will be representing a unified Team Korea. Experts and Murray both agree that three out of the 12 North Koreans are quite competitive.


Jo'burg residents warned against sending water to drought-stricken Cape Town

Jo'burg residents warned against sending water to drought-stricken Cape Town

South Africa's second-biggest city ramped up contingency plans as the water crisis hurt tourism and politicians bickered over alleged failures to offset a looming disaster blamed on explosive population growth over the last two decades and several years of drought that scientists say was possibly exacerbated by man-made global warming.


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley interacts with industry leaders after Budget 2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley interacts with industry leaders after Budget 2018

Officials said the national health protection scheme unveiled by finance minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Thursday is much larger and, thus, offers considerable leeway for striking a bargain with insurers. 2,000 crore has been made for the scheme in the Budget. Paul said once NHPS comes into force, states will have to align with its procedures but will have the flexibility on how to implement it.