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Mayan hieroglyphs found in Mexico
Tue, 03 May 2011 09:21:11 GMT
An international team has discovered a stairway with Maya hieroglyphs located at El Palmar Archaeological Zone, in Mexico's southeastern state of Campeche.

Iran, Cuba to expand media cooperation
Tue, 03 May 2011 05:11:18 GMT
The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba have stressed the need for media cooperation to receive first-hand information about developments in the Middle East and the Latin America.

Girl murdered by Romans found in UK
Mon, 02 May 2011 16:38:41 GMT
Archeological excavations in northern Kent have yielded the skeletal remains of a girl who is believed to have been murdered by Roman soldiers.

London to exhibit antique books
Mon, 02 May 2011 15:13:56 GMT
The 54th London International Antiquarian Book Fair will host more than 160 booksellers from around the world at the London Olympia Exhibition Center.

Caspian horse remains found in Iran
Sun, 01 May 2011 18:03:57 GMT
Archaeological excavations in Iran's northern Gohar Tappeh site have yielded the remains of Caspian horse, the oldest equine breed still in existence.

Experts searching for real Mona Lisa
Sun, 01 May 2011 15:36:39 GMT
Researchers have started searching for the remains of the woman who modeled for Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci in creating his masterpiece Mona Lisa.

France returns Korean royal books
Sun, 01 May 2011 14:24:08 GMT
France has returned the second batch of Korean royal books to the Asian country's national museum, about two weeks after the first shipment arrived in Seoul.

Afghanistan to hold Iranian book fairs
Sun, 01 May 2011 12:54:51 GMT
Afghanistan is slated to mount an exhibition of Iranian books and publications after the 2011 edition of the Tehran International Book Fair is finished.

Picasso, Gauguin works at Christie's
Sun, 01 May 2011 10:23:59 GMT
Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art auction is to offer the masterpieces of renowned artists Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet in New York.

S African Beukes wins AC Clarke Award
Sun, 01 May 2011 05:50:21 GMT
South African writer Lauren Beukes' Zoo City has won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year.

Renowned Argentine writer Sabato dies
Sun, 01 May 2011 03:17:29 GMT
The well-known and award-winning Argentine writer and novelist, Ernesto Sabato, has died at the age of 99 near the capital Buenos Aires.

SETI halts search for alien life
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:33:21 GMT
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has called off its monitoring system for extra-terrestrial communication due to budget cuts.

Cuban makes fumigator out of trash
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:58:42 GMT
A Cuban farmer has invented a device that helps him spray pesticide along six rows of crops instead of the one row he dosed with his usual backpack fumigator.

Bus crash in Turkey kills 3 Iranians
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:53:03 GMT
At least three Iranian nationals have lost their lives and 38 others have been injured after the bus bringing them home overturned in southeast Turkey.

Ecuador's 'Throat of Fire' erupts
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:36:10 GMT
In Ecuador, an active volcano, known as 'Tungurahua' or 'Throat of Fire' has erupted again, spewing ash as high as ten kilometers into the atmosphere.

Chemical weapons victims remembered
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:57:00 GMT
The victims of chemical weapons have been remembered at the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at The Hague.

Classic cars showcased in Tehran
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:58:16 GMT
An exhibition of classic cars has been held at Tehran's Arg-e Azadi Cultural Complex, bringing a total of 80 antique automobiles from days gone by into the public gaze.

UK celebrates Red Kite's comeback
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:50:43 GMT
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says the Red Kite, a bird which had almost become extinct in Britain, has made a comeback.

Iran hosts computer game exhibition
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:28:04 GMT
Iran's International Computer Game Expo and Festival has kicked off in the capital city of Tehran, hosting game designers from Iran and other countries.

'Drug trafficking to Iran cut by one-third'
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:52:36 GMT
Iran's Border Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Zolfaqari says the smuggling of narcotics into the country declined by 30 percent in the previous Iranian calendar year.

Iran re-elected to UN anti-drug board
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 07:57:41 GMT
Iran has been re-elected as a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a five-year term.

Unknown kingdom found in China
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:57:26 GMT
Chinese archeologists have discovered a forgotten ancient kingdom during excavations in Linfen city in the country's northern province of Shanxi.

Cleric slams Qur'an sacrilege in Bahrain
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:09:22 GMT
A senior Iranian cleric has fiercely denounced the destruction of mosques and the desecration of the Holy Qur'an by Saudi and Bahraini forces in the Persian Gulf nation.

Amenhotep III statue found in Luxor
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:21:01 GMT
Egyptian archeologists say they have unearthed a 3,400-year-old statue of King Amenhotep III during excavations in the southern ancient city of Luxor.

Iran honors veteran meteorologist
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:32:00 GMT
Iran has paid tribute to veteran scholar Mohammad-Hassan Ganji during a ceremony held at Tehran's Sa'adabad Cultural and Historical Complex.

The most premature baby goes home
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:08:41 GMT
The world's most premature surviving infant born after being only 21 weeks and five days in the womb leaves hospital after 5 months of intensive care.

Nuremberg Chronicle copy found in Utah
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:01:57 GMT


Study suggests gender inequality in films
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:49:57 GMT
A new study suggests there is gender inequality in the film industry and that actresses are more likely to be appraised for their appearance than males.

Indians first to perform Brain surgery
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 17:37:24 GMT
A Tibetan culture specialist's studies on an ancient encyclopedia suggest that brain surgery was practiced by doctors at least 2,900 years ago.

'Corpse flower' blooms in Basel
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 17:00:48 GMT
A 17-year-old giant stinky flower in Basel has bloomed for the first time, attracting thousands of people to the northern Swiss city to observe the rare phenomenon.

Italian police arrest suspect mafia boss
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:34:46 GMT
Italian police have arrested a suspected leader of a mafia organization in the southeastern region of Puglia, the Interior Ministry says.

'Quake helped understand Sa'adi poem'
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:06:14 GMT
Tokyo's envoy to Tehran says he understood the meaning of the Persian poem adorning the entrance of the UN building in New York after the recent earthquake in Japan.

Iran: US, Israel assist drug dealers
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 03:37:07 GMT
Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar says Israel and US intelligence agency (CIA) have taken up a campaign to push Iranian youth towards drug addiction.

Coeds slam attack on female protesters
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:25:04 GMT
Iranian coeds have gathered in front of the UN office in Tehran to protest the massacre and arrest of Muslim women in regional countries.

Iranian writer Arbab Shirani dies
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:42:58 GMT
The veteran Iranian writer, researcher and translator, Saeed Arbab Shirani has passed away after a two-year battle with cancer in the United States.

'The Last Supper happened a day earlier'
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:50:49 GMT
A scientist claims to have determined the exact date of Jesus Christ's Last Supper, a finding which can help introduce a fixed date for Easter.

2011 Pulitzer winners announced
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 04:40:34 GMT
The 95th Pulitzer Prizes have been announced with Jennifer Egan winning the prize for fiction and the Los Angeles Times receiving the coveted public service Pulitzer.

Refugees suffer in Denmark centers
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:46:27 GMT
Asylum seekers in Denmark suffer from poor psychological living conditions in a country where immigration policies are believed by some to be the strictest in Europe.

Iran, Iraq to fight sandstorms
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:27:21 GMT
Iran's Environment Protection Organization (IEPO) says the country will sign a contract with Iraqi environment officials to fight desertification and sandstorms.

Chromosome disorder patient gives birth
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:13:50 GMT
The first woman with chromosome disorder, who had received an ovary from her twin sister, becomes mother, doctors report.

US meat tainted with resistant bacteria
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:56:55 GMT
Meat and poultry sold in five major US cities is widely contaminated with some drug-resistant types of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Earth's protolanguage from Africa: study
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:03:10 GMT
A new study has suggested that all modern languages may have descended from a single protolanguage spoken by early African humans between 50,000 and 70,000 years ago.

Iranian girl attacked in UK over hijab
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:50:28 GMT
An Iranian Muslim girl has reportedly come under attack in Britain after refusing to remove her hijab amid a new wave of Islamophobia in Western countries.

'Oldest South American textile found'
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:51:42 GMT
Scientists say textiles and rope fragments found in Peru's Guitarrero Cave in the Andes Mountains are the oldest ever found in South America.

Jesus Christ crucifixion nails found?
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:32:23 GMT
A new documentary made by Simcha Jacobovici claims that the nails found in a tomb in al-Quds (Jerusalem) were used to crucify Jesus Christ.

Japan thanks Iran for humanitarian aid
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 01:53:45 GMT
The Japanese government has hailed Iran's humanitarian aid to Japanese people hit by the last month 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed.

Jordan creates major antiques info bank
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:10:49 GMT
Jordan has launched MEGA, the world's largest online antiquities database, in an attempt to preserve the country's archeological treasures.

Japan quake cancels hotel bookings
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:31:29 GMT
Japanese officials say more than 500,000 people have canceled their hotel reservations nationwide following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Google misled govt., Microsoft says
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:04:26 GMT
Microsoft says a Google has misled the US government by providing false information about one of the search engine's applications.

China, world's 3rd-biggest tourist spot
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:28:36 GMT
A report released by the World Tourism Organization (WTO) says China is now the third most popular tourist destination in the world after France and the US.


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