Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

The Netherlands | Dutch police seize MH17 crash debris from reporter

Dutch police have taken from a journalist items, including possible human remains, which he found at the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, prosecutors said Sunday.

Israel | Israeli Embassy Official Caught on Camera Discussing ‘Taking Down’ British Lawmakers

An official with the Israeli embassy in London was caught on camera discussing “taking down” British lawmakers seen as anti-Israeli, U.K. media reported overnight on Saturday.

The official, Shai Masot, was recorded by an undercover Al-Jazeera reporter apparently discussing his wishes to engineer the downfall of several British Members of Parliament, including Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan, a supporter of a Palestinian state and outspoken critic of the Israeli settlements.

An Ancient City Emerges in a Remote Rain Forest

By Douglas Preston

Most of the important archaeological sites in Central America were “discovered” by archaeologists who, in fact, didn’t discover them at all but were led to the ruins by local people. I’ve known several Maya archaeologists who routinely started fieldwork in a new area by heading into a dive bar and hoisting beers with the locals while listening to various bullshitters spin tales about ruins they’d seen in the jungle; once in a while, a story would turn out to be true. But, because these sites were long known to local people, they had invariably been disturbed, if not badly looted.