Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut’s tomb

Egypt has unearthed further evidence that a secret chamber, believed by some to be the lost burial site of Queen Nefertiti, may lie behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egypt’s antiquities minister said on Thursday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother, and … Read more Egypt finds new clues that Queen Nefertiti may lie buried behind Tut’s tomb

SeaWorld to end controversial killer whale breeding program

Bowing to years of pressure from animal rights activists, U.S theme park operator SeaWorld said on Thursday it would stop breeding killer whales and that those currently at its parks would be the last. Orlando-based SeaWorld has faced sagging attendance along with criticism about its treatment of the captive marine mammals, and some activists had … Read more SeaWorld to end controversial killer whale breeding program

Turkana’s semi-nomadic life amid livestock in Kenya

On a hot day in January, tribesmen armed with Kalashnikov and G3 assault rifles bring their cattle to water in the dry Turkana region of northern Kenya. The men herd cattle, sheep and goats, protecting their livestock from rivals. ‪The Turkana are armed with clean, well-maintained rifles because of frequent feuding with other tribes, among … Read more Turkana’s semi-nomadic life amid livestock in Kenya

New York mayor marching in St. Pat’s parade after gay rights uproar

New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green on Thursday, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will end his two-year boycott over gay rights and march in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. After parade organizers agreed to allow a second lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group to march under its … Read more New York mayor marching in St. Pat’s parade after gay rights uproar