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ATLIT, Israel (Reuters) - An ancient seawall erected thousands of years ago along the Mediterranean coast at the end of an ice age is the oldest evidence of civilization trying to defend itself against rising sea levels, a team of researchers said on Wednesday.
JAKARTA: The deadly eruption of a volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty this week left six people confirmed dead and dozens of visitors to the island injured. Rescuers were coping with toxic gases and smaller eruptions as they tried to search for eight missing tourists presumed killed in the disaster.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's geological agency downgraded its "alert level" for the White Island volcano this week - at the same time its own scientists said another eruption similar to Monday's deadly blast was increasingly likely.
Jakarta: An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene may be the world’s oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.Discovered two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 4.5m-wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists caught in the deadly blast at New Zealand's White Island were there despite a recent increase in volcanic activity, although experts said precise predictions on eruptions were all but impossible.
CHENGDU - Archaeologists in Southwest China's Sichuan province said Monday (Dec 9) that they had found a jar of rice and unbroken eggs that date back more than 500 years.
WHAKATANE (Reuters): The Malaysian High Commission in Wellington says it has been informed by New Zealand authorities that at least one Malaysian has died following the White Island volcanic eruption.
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (Reuters) - Fearing the volcano could erupt again, search parties were unable to set foot on New Zealand's White Island for eight people still missing on Tuesday, as police raised the death toll to six from the eruption a day earlier.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will meet with stakeholders to discuss a proposed "Elephant Food Corridor" in the lower Kinabatangan area in January.
BEIJING: Global paleontologists gathered in Beijing to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the homo erectus that lived in the suburbs of today’s capital of China about 700,000 years ago.