Aribert Heim, one of the most wanted Nazi criminals, has been dead since 1992, German's ZDF television reports. It says Heim, known as "Doctor Death" lived under a pseudonym and died in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
Newly published documents show how a German archaeologist used trickery to smuggle home a fabulous sculpture of the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti. The archaeologist, Ludwig Borchardt, listed the bust of Queen Nefertiti among his finds in Egypt in 1913. But he described it as a worthless piece of gypsum and hid it in a box.
The authorities initially said the pig cull was a precaution against swine flu but now describe as a general public health measure. There have been no cases of swine flu reported in Egypt. In Mexico, where the global swine flu outbreak started, the authorities said it could be stabilising.
Four East African states have signed an agreement to seek more water from the River Nile - a move strongly opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Under colonial-era accords, the two countries get 90% of the river's water.
Egypt is to crack down on public protest and has vowed to arrest and prosecute anyone found taking to the streets against the government. Public gatherings, protests and marches will no longer be tolerated, the interior ministry has said.
Egyptian security forces are on high alert, with thousands of people expected to join anti-government rallies after Friday prayers. The government says it is open to dialogue but also warned of "decisive measures" as the fourth day of violent protests loomed. Widespread disruption has been reported to the internet and mobile phone messaging services.
Ideas in the individual mind he called World 1. Ideas or predispositions that could be transferred horizontally by word of mouth or vertically between generations he called World 2—or, in shorthand, culture. It is only when knowledge can be succinctly described in words (or images, or mathematical symbols, or musical notation)—and rationally challenged if necessary—that effective change can be made at perceptible speed. This is World 3...