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No secret chambers behind ancient Egypt’s young king Tutankhamen: research

CAIRO: Researchers at Italy’s Turin Polytechnic University have found no evidence of the existence of any hidden chambers behind the walls in the tomb of ancient Egypt’s boy-king, Tutankhamen, the Antiquities Ministry said on Sunday. Experts have been divided over the existence of a concealed chamber behind the tomb, which some believe could be the final resting place of the lost Queen, Nefertiti. International interest in Nefertiti is high. She died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamen’s…

How infertility treatment has left sperm science behind

LONDON: They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilize an egg, scientists are still floundering. Enormous advances in treating infertility in recent decades have helped couples conceive longed-for offspring they previously would not have had. Yet this progress has also been a work-around for a major part of the problem: Sperm counts are falling drastically worldwide - and have been…

Britain believes North Korea was behind ‘WannaCry’ NHS cyber attack

LONDON: Britain said on Friday it believed North Korea was behind the “WannaCry” cyber attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, including the National Health Service (NHS) in England. Security Minister Ben Wallace said Britain believed “quite strongly” that the ransomware attack came from a foreign state. “North Korea was the state that we believe was involved in this worldwide attack on our systems,” he told BBC radio. “We can be as sure as possible - I can’t obviously go into the…

Shadab Khan opens up about that crucial Marlon Samuels over

A juvenile yet impressive bowler who has dazzled the cricket world with his varieties of bowling, Shadab Khan has revealed the secret behind his success – hard work and coach’s guidance. He said his personal effort and guidance of legbreak googly master Mushtaq Ahmed has honed his skills greatly. “I thank my Allah (SWT). It’s all because of prayers of my parents. I believe the more you work hard the more fruitful it will turn out. Mushtaq bhai has worked a great deal with me in bowling. I will try to improve myself…

Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Karachi airport attack

ISLAMABAD: In a commando-style attack carried out with military precision, militants wearing Pakistani uniforms burst into the country's busiest airport under cover of darkness in one of the most audacious attacks in Pakistan in years. Pakistani military officials said the attackers were ethnic Uzbeks who operate under the wings of the Pakistani Taliban in bases dotted around the lawless areas straddling Pakistan's border with Afghanistan. Uzbek jihadists are a particularly feared force. They are believed to number no more…