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pyramid

Egyptologist may have cracked the mystery of hauling large stone blocks to great heights

The discovery could even provide evidence that pulleys were invented hundreds of years earlier than previously documented.
RSS members in New Delhi | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Rahul Gandhi is right: India’s RSS is a lot like the Muslim Brotherhood

But what has the Congress done to counter it all these years?
Turnbull

Palestinian teen activist has been released, and #piegate is taking over Australia

China has established a firm base in Latin America, and Egypt is using "fake news" to arrest dissenting journalists. 
Trump and Putin

Putin gets the summit he’d been waiting for, and a crocodile massacre in Indonesia

Senior military officers in Egypt may escape punishment for post-Morsi violence, and British army to hire Gurkha women.
Square number three

When did humans first learn to count?

All computation and algebra that we know today, had developed over time in India and gradually transmitted to the Western world by Islamic scholars. 
Gaza Palestine Israel

Global Pulse: Israel is treading a fine line after worst violence in Gaza since 2014 war

The protests were the start of a six-week campaign called the Great Return March. It was supposed to be a peaceful sit-in to raise awareness about Gaza and the Palestinian peoples' dispossession.
Xi Jinping and Kim Jong un

Global Pulse: Kim Jong-un met Xi Jinping in an unannounced, secret visit to China

Reports of Kim Jong-un travelling to Beijing this week have been confirmed, in his first trip outside of North Korea since he came into power in 2011.
President of Egypt

Global Pulse: Egypt’s President Sissi is facing discontent among the military ahead of elections

Meanwhile, democracy in Tanzania is in peril, and Theresa May should consider hitting Russia where it hurts— and go after the rich Russian oligarchs in Britain. 
Venezuela protests

Global Pulse: With outbreaks in violence, starvation & migration, the Venezuela crisis is worse

Venezuela is in the middle of terrible humanitarian crisis, and governments in Latin America are at a loss on how to respond.

On Camera

A file photo of 19th century singer-performer Bangalore Nagarathnamma

Bangalore Nagarathnamma, the singer who took to Sanskrit and feminism in 19th Century India

European record companies participated with artists like Nagarathnamma, a devadasi, at a time Indian society hounded them in name of morality.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.