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Italy takes in National Geographic’s green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’

Afghanistan Sharbat Gula

Rome, Italy Reuters Italy has given safe haven to Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office said on Thursday. The government intervened after Gula asked for help to leave Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country in […]

Female Syrian doctor in Oscar-nominated film hopes to inspire women

The Cave

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation A female Syrian doctor who ran an underground hospital in a besieged rebel stronghold says she hopes an Oscar-nominated documentary showing her work will encourage other women and girls to demand equal treatment with men. Amani Ballour, 32, is seen facing bombardments and shortages of food and medicine while also challenging […]

Structure around Christ’s tomb dated to Roman period

Mortar from a structure surrounding the tomb – said to have been the resting place of Jesus Christ between His crucifixion and resurrection – has been dated to around 345 AD, close to the date when historical accounts said Romans discovered the tomb and built a shrine over it, according to scientific evidence presented to […]