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  • 700-Year Embrace: Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands
    700-Year Embrace: Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands

    Archeologists found the happy couple holding hands in an earthen grave during an excavation of a "lost" chapel in Leicestershire, England, researchers reported Thursday (Sept. 18). "We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave," Vicki Score, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) project manager, said in a statement. There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton," Score said. For example, the site may have served as a place of pilgrimage in Hallaton, a village in east Leicestershire, during the 14th century, the researchers said.

  • Exclusive: Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid - sources

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters. Thursday's winning bid for the land sent shares in Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis plunging, wiping out $8 billion in shareholder value, and sparked howls of protest from investors, rekindling worries about corporate governance at South Korea's conglomerates, or chaebol. ...

  • Keith Urban Supports Nicole Kidman As Her Father Is Laid To Rest In Sydney
    Keith Urban Supports Nicole Kidman As Her Father Is Laid To Rest In Sydney

    Nicole Kidman laid her father, Antony, to rest at a funeral at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia on Friday. The actress' husband, Keith Urban, was by her side as she said her goodbyes, and also acted as a pallbearer. Nicole delivered an emotional eulogy about her dad, a psychologist, who passed away on September 12 after falling during a trip to Singapore.

  • India's jet-set tycoons crash to earth
    India's jet-set tycoons crash to earth

    They were famed for their jet-set lifestyles and the names of their companies were emblazoned on airplanes, Formula One cars and the shirtfronts of cricket teams.

  • France's Sarkozy makes comeback TV appearance
    France's Sarkozy makes comeback TV appearance

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy says he's learned a few things about himself in the two-and-a-half years since his bitter defeat in France's 2012 presidential elections.

  • Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'
    Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'

    Congressmen, security experts express shock at Secret Service's latest gaffe.

  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help
    Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.

  • More US troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source
    More US troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source

    Monrovia (AFP) - A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health services battle the Ebola outbreak.

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