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World’s oldest figurative cave painting depicts ancient hunting scene

World’s oldest figurative cave painting depicts ancient hunting scene

Science
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Artistic expression is a vital part of the human story, and it's a story that began at least 44,000 years ago. The discovery of an ancient cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has pushed the origins of figurative cave painting back further than ever before. The painting was first discovered by Hamrullah, an Indonesian spelunker and archaeologist, while working on a government survey in 2017. After noticing a hole in the ceiling at a cement plant where the survey was being conducted, Hamrullah clambered up a wall, through the opening and shimmied up a tunnel to discover a cave decorated in ancient pigments. The painting discovered by Hamrullah -- and since surveyed by an international team of archaeologists -- is described this week in a new paper published ...
New Zealand volcano: Rescuer tells of ‘Chernobyl’-like scene

New Zealand volcano: Rescuer tells of ‘Chernobyl’-like scene

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device A paramedic who flew to New Zealand's White Island to rescue tourists after Monday's volcanic eruption has said the scene was like something out of "the Chernobyl mini-series"."Everything was blanketed in ash," Russell Clark told TVNZ.Dozens of tourists were on the island at the time. Six have been confirmed dead. Eight others are feared to have died and about 30 have serious burns.New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern praised the crews of four rescue helicopters."Those pilots made an incredibly brave decision under extraordinarily dangerous circumstances in an attempt to get people out," she told reporters on Tuesday."To those who have lost or are missing family and friends, we share in your unfathomable grief and in...
‘He brought twinkle to every scene’: Emmerdale actor dies

‘He brought twinkle to every scene’: Emmerdale actor dies

Entertainment
Emmerdale actor Freddie Jones has been described as one of the TV soap's "favourite human beings" following his death at 91.The father of fellow actor Toby Jones played Sandy Thomas in the ITV show for more than 12 years until 2018. He also appeared in Hollywood films such as Dune in 1984, The Elephant Man in 1980 and Firefox in 1982. Image: Freddie Jones' son was fellow actor Toby Jones His agent Lesley Duff said he died in the evening of 9 July after a short illness.Jones became an actor after a mid-life career change, having previously worked as a laboratory assistant while performing in amateur theatre on the side. Advertisement The makers of Emmer...
In a scene reminiscent of the financial crisis, axed Deutsche Bank workers leave with belongings

In a scene reminiscent of the financial crisis, axed Deutsche Bank workers leave with belongings

Finance
The scene was solemn at Deutsche Bank's offices in London, New York and Tokyo on Monday as scores of employees, belongings in hand, left their desks for the final time as the German lending giant began one of the largest rounds of layoffs since the financial crisis.Carrying boxes and envelopes containing personal effects and A4 forms, Deutsche workers started their work week by collecting their belongings and emptying their desks.People exit Deutsche Bank's Manhattan headquarters with white envelopes that are reportedly their exit papers following news that the global banking giant will be letting go of thousands of employees due to a major restructuring at the German bank on July 08, 2019 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesMonday's exodus represented the first wave of several ro...
Thai suspects in UK man's murder taken to crime scene

Thai suspects in UK man's murder taken to crime scene

World
The suspects in the murder of a British man and his Thai wife have been taken to the scene of the crime. Video shows three men, handcuffed and wearing helmets with visors, being led around the grounds of a building surrounded by police and the media.They are accused of murdering 64-year-old Alan Hogg, a retired petroleum engineer from Edinburgh, and his wife Nott, 61.The pair were reported missing by friends last week, and a murder investigation began after their bodies were discovered buried in their garden in Phrae, Thailand . Image: The suspects were accompanied by police and the media They were found with gunshot wounds.Bia Kamsai and Kittipong Kamwan, both 27, were arrested on suspicion of murder and have allegedl...