Supporters of former president Hosni Mubarak mourn outside a military hospital in Cairo where his body was being kept. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Supporters of former president Hosni Mubarak mourn outside a military hospital in Cairo where his body was being kept. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Former ruler Hosni Mubarak’s death elicits mixed emotions in Egypt

While the autocrat was remembered for his repression, there was also nostalgia, since the current regime is widely considered even more repressive.

Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai sold critical titles about Xi Jinping. China jailed him for 10 years.

Human rights advocates and friends say the case against Gui, who was kidnapped in 2015 and later emerged in Chinese custody, was politically motivated.

Did Neanderthals bury their dead with flowers? Iraq cave yields new clues.

Scientists said they had discovered the well-preserved upper-body skeleton of an adult Neanderthal who lived about 70,000 years ago.
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