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Islamic State is gone – but Raqqa lies in ruins

Islamic State is gone – but Raqqa lies in ruins

World
Islamic State's brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains.Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay has travelled into the heart of the extremists' former capital - where little now remains but piles of rubble, and huge numbers of hidden bombs and explosives.Ramsay, his cameraman Adam Cole and security adviser Mike Mawhinney are the first British broadcast team to enter the city since its liberation.Here Ramsay describes the scale of the destruction and the joy in the city at the victory against IS:This was a long, hard battle into the heart of Islamic State's evil-filled core. Even on the outskirts of Raqqa the fighting was intense, destructive and deadly.It is an eerie drive int...
CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

Technology
Archaeologists at Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins have found evidence that the city's builders dug a tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the Moon and researchers said one of its purposes may have been to emulate the underworld. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said researchers used a kind of computerized tomography scan to discover the apparent tunnel about 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface of the plaza in front of the pyramid. The CT scan suggests the tunnel may have been filled in antiquity. Other tunnels have been discovered at Teotihuacan, and one at Temple of the Plumed Serpent has been explored. Experts say the tunnels may be associated with sacred flows of water and the underworld. "The discovery would confirm that the inhabitants of Teotihuacan followed the same pattern...