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The mystery of MH370 remains more than 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the century

The mystery of MH370 remains more than 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the centuryMalaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Mystery has swirled since.



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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a 'flash,' killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a century from now.

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a 'flash,' killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a century from now.A new study found that the asteroid impact that led the dinosaurs to go extinct also caused rapid ocean acidification, which killed most sea life.



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Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a centuryEgypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a “distinctive group of 30 coloured wooden coffins for men, women and children” in a cache at Al-Asasif cemetery on Luxor’s west bank, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Saturday. “It is the first large human coffin cache ever discovered since the end of the 19th century,” the Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany was quoted as saying during a ceremony in Luxor.



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Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a centuryEgypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a “distinctive group of 30 colored wooden coffins for men, women and children” in a cache at Al-Asasif cemetery on Luxor’s west bank, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Saturday. “It is the first large human coffin cache ever discovered since the end of the 19th century,” the Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany was quoted as saying during a ceremony in Luxor.



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China's Missiles Could be a New 21st Century Kamikaze Weapon

China's Missiles Could be a New 21st Century Kamikaze WeaponWhen most people think of a twenty-first-century successor to the kamikaze, they probably think of a suicide bomber. They might have it all wrong.



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Christian Communities in Northeast Syria Are the Target of a Turkish Attack for the First Time in Over a Century

Christian Communities in Northeast Syria Are the Target of a Turkish Attack for the First Time in Over a CenturyTurkey plans to use the Syrian National Army, an alliance of Islamist rebels, for its operations in Northern Syria.



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UBI is Social Security for the 21st century. Andrew Yang's plan would help Americans.

UBI is Social Security for the 21st century. Andrew Yang's plan would help Americans.Andrew Yang's plan would help a lot of Americans. 'Universal basic income' is a dividend in the prosperity the U.S. has achieved, writes Gisèle Huff.



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Mike Pence takes eight-vehicle motorcade across island where cars have been banned for a century

Mike Pence takes eight-vehicle motorcade across island where cars have been banned for a centuryFor more than a century, motorised vehicles have been banned from Mackinac Island in Michigan – giving the former Revolutionary War battle site a unique charm and turning it into a tourist haven.The ban is so strictly enforced that when President Gerald Ford visited in 1975, he and first lady Betty Ford travelled by horse-drawn carriage.



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Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century

Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th centuryThe photos, depicting a black man named Renty and his daughter Delia, were taken as part of a study by Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz and are among the earliest known photos of American slaves. A representative for Harvard declined to comment and said the university had not yet been served with the complaint. Tamara Lanier of Norwich, Connecticut, who claims to be the great-great-great-granddaughter of Renty, accused Harvard of celebrating its former professor who studied “racist pseudoscience” and profiting from photos that were taken without Renty and his daughter’s consent.



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A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein’s yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard’s three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. “They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma… we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn’t,” said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard’s longest-serving worker.



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