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Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 04:54
KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard.

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 07:52
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure the amount of water in soil.

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