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James Bond museum opens on Austrian Alps

Vienna, July 12 (IANS) The first museum dedicated exclusively to fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond has opened on the Austrian Alps, where scenes for “Spectre” (2015), the most expensive in the long-running spy series, were shot. The futuristic 007 Elements museum is on the summit of Gaislachkogl Mountain at an elevation…

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Archaeologists Discover Oldest Copy Of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ In Greek Temple Ruins

Among the rubble of an ancient temple, archaeologists have dusted off the oldest physical copy of one of the greatest stories ever told, IFL Science reports. The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the discovery of the oldest written extract of Homer’s “Odyssey.” Initial analysis of the slab strongly suggests it dates back to around the third century CE during the ...

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Trump slams ‘captive’ Germany at NATO summit

US President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on Germany at the start of a tense NATO summit on Wednesday, accusing Berlin of being “captive” to Russia and demanding it and other allies immediately step up defence spending. The two-day meet in Brussels was already shaping up to be the alliance’s most difficult in years, with Europe and the US ...

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Pakistani Taliban claim bombing at political rally that killed 21

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide bombing at a rally that killed a secular politician and 20 others two weeks before nationwide elections. Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said they targeted the Awami National Party rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing Haroon Ahmed Bilour, a candidate for ...

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UK police: Novichok could last 50 years in sealed container

The nerve agent Novichok could remain active for 50 years if kept in a sealed container, Britain’s top counterterrorism police officer said Wednesday, adding that he cannot yet “guarantee” there are no traces of the lethal poison in southwestern England. Metropolitan Police Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu told residents of Amesbury Tuesday night that police are searching for the container ...

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Myanmar edition of Xi’s book launched

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar-The Myanmar edition of the first volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China was launched on Monday. The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Myanmar Ministry of Information jointly held a forum on governance on the same day. Attending the release ceremony and forum were…

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