World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture. Amaia Arranz-Otaegui, a University of Copenhagen postdoctoral researcher in archaeobotany, and Ali Shakaiteer,
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Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway

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CHERTSEY, England (Reuters) – An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of “swan upping” that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation. David Barber, The Queen’s Swan Marker holds a cygnet as officials record and examine cygnets and swans during the
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Next stop, Gareth Southgate: London rail station renamed after England boss

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LONDON (Reuters) – London’s transport bosses temporarily renamed an underground station in honor of England soccer team manager Gareth Southgate after the team flew home following their run to the last four of the World Cup. Passengers wait at Southgate Underground Station, temporarily renamed as ‘Gareth Southgate’ in honour of England soccer team manager Gareth
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Paris fanzone fills with 90,000 willing ‘Les Bleus’ to World Cup victory

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PARIS (Reuters) – Crowds of cheering French soccer fans gathered in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement grew head of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup final in Moscow. A day after the nation celebrated Bastille Day – the storming of a prison during the
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Hopeful fans gather in Paris, willing ‘Les Bleus’ to World Cup victory

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PARIS (Reuters) – Crowds of cheering French soccer fans began gathering in Paris on Sunday, draped in red, white and blue and singing the Marseillaise, as excitement was building ahead of the France-Croatia showdown at the World Cup final in Moscow. Soccer Football – World Cup – Final – France fans watch France v Croatia
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Highchairs and cuddles: how parliaments are catering for lawmaker moms

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with her during debates and swim in the pool. FILE PHOTO: Denmark’s member of the European Parliament Hanne Dahl
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In waist-deep mud, soccer played in slow motion at swamp World Cup

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – As soccer enthusiasts around the globe gear up for the World Cup’s grand finale in Russia, the champions of a far muddier version of the game were crowned at a swamp in northern Finland on Saturday. Players of SPA Pirkot and AC Suherot make their way to the swamp field before their
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Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great Pyramids

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. A number of mummies are seen inside the newly discovered burial site near Egypt’s Saqqara necropolis, in Giza Egypt July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed
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