Two men have been arrested in India’s capital city of New Delhi for using monkeys to threaten and rob unsuspecting victims, police said on Saturday. Last month, a victim reached out to authorities after three men with monkeys surrounded him as he was traveling in south Delhi. He was robbed of 6,000 rupees ($80, €67), according to local media outlets. "When the victim was sitting in an autorickshaw, the men also entered (the vehicle) and asked one monkey to sit on the front seat and another at the back," a local police official told the AFP news agency. "They took the money the lawyer had in his wallet and fled with the monkeys." As it was a "strange case involving monkeys, a dedicated team was constituted to catch the culprits." Two perpetrators were arrested with their animal accomplices at a bus stop on Thursday. The third thief, Ajay, has not been apprehended. The monkeys have been sent to an animal rescue center. "A case has been registered under Indian Penal Code … [Read more...] about India: Thieves arrested for using monkeys in robberies
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The EU plans to have them by the end of summer to allow in-bloc travel. The US has ruled them out on a federal level. And in Israel, vaccinated people are already using an app to enter gyms, pools and cultural venues. So-called vaccine passports have been hotly debated around the world. These certificates proving one has been immunized against COVID-19 are designed to grant safe access to certain businesses and international travel. While critics fear segregation between vaccinated people and those who can't or won't get jabbed, many supporters point out that showing proof of immunization is already quite common, especially for travelers and migrants. In Israel, vaccinated people can attend cultural events with the so-called Green Pass. No vaccine? No immigration for some When former US representative Justin Amish tweeted that it was "dystopian" to carry around health records, and American media personality and physician Dr. Drew Pinsky asked what people's … [Read more...] about Are vaccine passports really that new?
A LOST Ancient Egyptian city has been uncovered after 3,000 years and experts have hailed it the most "important discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun". The 'Golden City of Luxor' has just become the “the largest” ancient city ever found in Egypt. Famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced that the city had been discovered near Luxor, home of the Valley of the Kings. An official statement said: "The Egyptian mission under Dr. Zahi Hawass found the city that was lost under the sands. "The city is 3,000 years old, dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, and continued to be used by Tutankhamun and Ay." Betsy Bryan, Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University, said the city discovery was the “second most important archeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun” As well as the the city streets and evidence of buildings, lots of artefacts and even skeletal remains have been discovered. The team found precious jewellery, scarab beetle … [Read more...] about Lost ‘Golden City of Luxor’ found after 3,000 years is hailed ‘most important discovery since tomb of Tutankhamun’
Thwaites glacier in Western Antarctica is warming and melting faster than previously thought. Data obtained from a cold-resistant underwater robot reveals Thwaites, dubbed the 'doomsday glacier', is buffeted by more warm water than was believed. Thwaites in Western Antarctica is the size of Britain and melting at an alarming rate. If it was to collapse, it would lead to an increase in sea levels of around two feet (65cm) and already accounts for four per cent of the world's sea level rise each year. Scroll down for video Thwaites glacier in Western Antarctica (pictured) is warming and melting faster than previously thought Observations were collected by the uncrewed submarine Ran that made its way under the glacier, which forms part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Data was collected on the strength, temperature, salinity and oxygen content of the water beneath the glacier. Lead author Professor Anna Wahlin, of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, said: … [Read more...] about Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is melting FASTER than expected and could raise global sea levels by up to two feet, study warns
PRINCE Philip was 99 years old when he passed away today (April 9, 2021) after celebrating his last birthday in lockdown with Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle this morning, but despite being the son of a prince and princess, he was not a King. * Read our live blog for the very latest news on Prince Philip's death ... How old was Prince Philip when he died? Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh turned 99 in June, 2020 . He would have hit a significant milestone this year when he turned 100 after being born in 1921 in Greece. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. "Further announcements will made in due … [Read more...] about How old was Prince Philip when he died and when would he have been 100?