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Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital

An Italian ex-senator and ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who was arrested in Lebanon at the weekend was hospitalised in Beirut on Wednesday, his lawyer said. Marcello Dell'Utri "was transferred to the Al-Hayat hospital on the prosecutor's orders because he suffers from heart problems", lawyer Nasser al-Khalil said. The 72-year-old, who is on the run over charges of mafia ties, was being guarded by police at the hospital in southeastern Beirut.

Four killed in Beirut southern suburbs blast: security source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Four people were killed in a blast in Beirut's southern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters, attributing the blast to a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt. The source said another 20 people were wounded in the explosion, which occurred in a stronghold of the military and political movement Hezbollah. (Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Jon Boyle)

80 skulls found in China's neolithic city

XI'AN, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists in northwest China's Shaanxi Province said they had excavated over 80 skulls in the ruins of the largest neolithic Chinese city ever discovered. The skulls were found in groups and their limb bones could not be retrieved elsewhere at the Shimao Ruins in Shenmu County, Yulin City, said Sun Zhouyong, deputy head of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, on Sunday.

Lebanon detonates 3 rockets in east Bekaa

Lebanon detonates 3 rockets in east Bekaa BEIRUT, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army units Friday uncovered and detonated three Grad rockets ready to be launched in the Al Qaa region in the east Bekaa, 125 km from Beirut. The Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate said in a statement "At 16:00 Friday afternoon, a LAF unit seized three 107 mm Grad rockets prepared for launching in the Q'aa region."

Iranian cultural attaché killed in Beirut blasts: senior Lebanese official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The cultural attaché at the Iranian embassy in Beirut was among at least 23 people killed in two explosions on Tuesday, Lebanese sources said. A Lebanese official told Reuters that Ebrahim Ansari was killed in the explosions that Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said also wounded 146 people. (Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by John Stonestreet)

15 dead in twin blasts by Iran embassy in Beirut

At least 15 people were killed in twin blasts Tuesday opposite the Iranian embassy in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut, a security source told AFP. "The preliminary information we have is that a motorbike exploded and then shortly afterwards a car exploded 30 metres away, causing at least 15 deaths," the source said, adding that the Iranian embassy was "probably" the target. rd/sah/bpz

Iran cultural adviser dead in Beirut blasts: Lebanon source

An Iranian cultural adviser was killed in a double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, a Lebanese government source told AFP. The adviser, Ibrahim Ansari, was entering the embassy as the blasts took place and died of his wounds at a Beirut hospital, the source said. kf-sk/sah/dv

7 killed in blast near Iran embassy in Beirut

At least seven people have been killed in an explosion in south Beirut near the Iranian embassy, police sources told AFP. Lebanese media broadcast harrowing pictures of wounded people being carried from the scene of the blast, which occurred in an area considered a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. kf-sah/bpz

Romania shows off ancient gold coins returned by Britain

Romania on Friday unveiled a collection of ancient gold coins plundered more than a decade ago from one of its UNESCO World Heritage sites and returned by Britain this year. The 145 coins, minted in the first century BC in the Dacia civilisation that had its capital in western Romania, were symbols of Romanian ancestry, Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean told a Bucharest media conference. "These coins are a testimony that we belong to a civilisation more than 2,000 years old," he said.

Romania shows off ancient gold coins returned by Britain

Romania on Friday unveiled a collection of ancient gold coins plundered more than a decade ago from one of its UNESCO World Heritage sites and returned by Britain this year. The 145 coins, minted in the first century BC in the Dacia civilisation that had its capital in western Romania, were symbols of Romanian ancestry, Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean told a Bucharest media conference. "These coins are a testimony that we belong to a civilisation more than 2,000 years old," he said.
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