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Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector.

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Kabul ambulance bomb attack kills 95

Kabul reacted in despair and fear yesterday, a day after a suicide bomb in the center of the city killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months.

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Saudi billionaire  prince released

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in a sweeping crackdown on corruption.

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Japan Foreign Minister hopes  for improved ties with China

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hopes for improved relations with China during talks yesterday in Beijing that also touched on joint efforts to counter North Korea’s nuclear program.

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US lawmakers try to end shutdown

US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid Sunday to end a budget impasse before thousands of federal workers are forced to start the work week at home with no pay.

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Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gun battle with security forces that continued into yesterday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.

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