Con­tin­u­ing the jour­ney

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page -

Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants wait for sub­way cars Satur­day as they re­sume their jour­ney north af­ter leav­ing tem­po­rary shel­ter at the Je­sus Martinez sta­dium in Mex­ico City. Thou­sands were back on the move to­ward the United States with ded­i­cated Mex­ico City metro trains that whisked them to the out­skirts of the cap­i­tal.

Since then, Hezbol­lah has amassed an ar­se­nal that is be­lieved to in­clude well over 100,000 mis­siles and rock­ets, which Is­rael con­sid­ers an ex­is­ten­tial threat.

Newly dis­cov­ered tombs hold mum­mies, an­i­mal stat­ues

A top Egyp­tian an­tiq­ui­ties of­fi­cial says lo­cal ar­chae­ol­o­gists have dis­cov­ered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the cap­i­tal of Cairo con­tain­ing dozens of cat mum­mies, along with wooden stat­ues de­pict­ing other an­i­mals and birds.

Mostafa Waziri told re­porters Satur­day that the dis­cov­ery at Saqqara also in­cludes mum­mies of scarabs, the first ever to be found in the area.

Of the stat­ues found, those de­pict­ing cats were

the ma­jor­ity, re­flect­ing the rev­er­ence an­cient Egyp­tians showed the fe­lines. Other stat­ues de­picted a lion, a cow and a fal­con.

Egypt has been whip­ping up pub­lic­ity for its new his­tor­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies in the hopes of re­viv­ing a dev­as­tated tourism sec­tor still re­cov­er­ing from the tur­moil fol­low­ing a 2011 upris­ing.

Shel­ter opened as fl ood death toll climbs to 12

The death toll from flash floods in Jor­dan rose to 12 on Satur­day and the king­dom's main tourist at­trac­tion, the an­cient city of Pe­tra, was closed for cleanup af­ter what lo­cal of­fi­cials said was the big­gest del­uge in the area in decades.

Fri­day's floods struck sev­eral ar­eas of Jor­dan.

Res­cuers con­tin­ued the search for miss­ing peo­ple around the Wala reser­voir in cen­tral Jor­dan on Satur­day.

In all, 12 peo­ple were killed, in­clud­ing two chil­dren and a diver who had been in­volved in res­cue ef­forts, ac­cord­ing to state me­dia and Jor­da­nian gov­ern­ment spokes­woman Ju­mana Ghuneimat. Two of the bod­ies were found Satur­day.

The tor­rents came two weeks af­ter 21 peo­ple, most of them chil­dren, were killed in flash floods near the Dead Sea.

Up­per Penin­sula hit with sea­son's first big snow

Parts of Michi­gan's Up­per Penin­sula have re­ceived more than a foot of snow in the first ma­jor snow­fall of

Mayor ac­quit­ted of ly­ing to re­lief of Five Star

Rome’s em­bat­tled mayor was ac­quit­ted Satur­day of charges of ly­ing about a city hall ap­point­ment, a case that threat­ened her ca­reer as well as the cred­i­bil­ity of the anti- es­tab­lish­ment Five Star Move­ment she rep­re­sents.

A judge found that no crime had been com­mit­ted when the mayor, Vir­ginia Raggi, ap­pointed the brother of her top aide to a pres­ti­gious tourism po­si­tion in 2016.

‘‘ This sen­tence wipes away two years of po­lit­i­cal mud,’’ Raggi said. ‘‘ I am go­ing ahead with our heads high for Rome, my beloved city, and all res­i­dents.’’

Pros­e­cu­tors had sought a 10-month pri­son term on charges that Raggi had lied to anti- cor­rup­tion of­fi­cials about the ap­point­ment. Raggi said that the choice was hers alone, while pros­e­cu­tors ar­gued that it had been or­ches­trated by her aide.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.