A car bomb exploded outside a police station in Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 14 people: NPR

A car bomb exploded outside a police station in Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 140. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack.

The explosion occurred after the U.S. and Taliban reported progress in peace talks in Qatar earlier this week, and was the latest in a series of explosions and suicide attacks in Afghanistan.

Source: : NPR

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Tutankhamun’s gilded coffin leaves its tomb for the first time since 1922 | Somerset County Gazette

The gilded outer coffin has been removed from the king’s tomb for the first time since it was discovered in 1922 and it will take eight months to restore weaknesses in the plaster.

Tutankhamun, known as the “Golden Pharaoh”, was an 18th dynasty king who ruled from the age of eight to 19. He died in 1324BC and is best known for being the first royal tomb to be discovered almost entirely intact.

Source: Tutankhamun’s gilded coffin leaves its tomb for the first time since 1922 | Somerset County Gazette

Iran says it seized third oil tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran seized a vessel it accused of smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, the third time the Iranian Revolutionary Guards detained a ship in the waterway in recent weeks as the stalemate between the Islamic Republic and the US continues.

The Iranian forces intercepted the ship Wednesday near Farsi Island, which is used by the Revolutionary Guards as a navy base, state media reported on Sunday.

“The IRGC’s naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries,” the paramilitary’s forces commander Ramezan Zirahi said, according to state-run media.

Source: Iran says it seized third oil tanker in Persian Gulf

U.S. Warship ‘May Have’ Brought Down A 2nd Iranian Drone, General Says : NPR

The U.S. Navy warship that the Pentagon says brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week may also have brought down a second drone, according to CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.

“We’re confident we brought down one drone; we may have brought down a second,” McKenzie said in an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, referring to the USS Boxer’s encounter with an unmanned aircraft.

Source: U.S. Warship ‘May Have’ Brought Down A 2nd Iranian Drone, General Says : NPR

Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring, arrests 17, sentences some to death: report | Fox News

President Trump on Monday dismissed as “more lies and propaganda” claims out of Iran alleging authorities there had disrupted a CIA spy ring and sentenced several of the plotters to death — a development that threatened to further inflame an already precarious staredown between the Islamic Republic and the United States.

Source: Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring, arrests 17, sentences some to death: report | Fox News

Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz | Fox News

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman confirmed to Fox News in a statement: “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew.”

Source: Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz | Fox News

Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says | Fox News

Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.

The British warship was said to have been less than 5 miles behind the tanker but soon intercepted the Iranian boats and threatened to open fire. A manned U.S. reconnaissance aircraft was above as well, the official said, adding that Iranian forces left without opening fire.

Source: Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says | Fox News

Secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti | Fox News

One of Egypt’s greatest mysteries could be solved as scientists think they have located the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti.

A team of Egyptologists thinks that the famously beautiful and powerful female monarch could be buried inside a secret chamber within King Tutankhamun’s legendary tomb.

Source: Secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti | Fox News