Egypt rescues 2,000-year old catacombs from rising water

Egypt announces the completion of a project to save famed 2,000-year-old catacombs in the costal city of Alexandria from rising waters.

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, March 3rd: Nadler to make case for Trump obstruction; Democratic hopefuls in Selma; SpaceX human capsule docks with ISS; Ancient tomb opens in Egypt.

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Authorities inspect wreckage of deadly Cairo train crash

A hurtling locomotive crashed, derailed and caught fire at Cairo’s main train station on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people in the latest disaster to strike Egypt’s rundown railways.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi takes over as AU chairman

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passes the baton to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of Kagame passing handing over the chairmanship to el-Sisi

AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Leaders arrive for AU summit as Kagame steps down

African leaders arrive in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit which will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, pass the baton to Egypt, which is expected to focus more on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of arrivals

Science to preserve Tutankhamun’s tomb

Tourists visit the tomb of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun (1332–1323 BC) at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor after an archeological mission finished conservation work to preserve the tomb, which according to conservation experts and Egypt’s antiquities minister has been affected due to change of the atmosphere by too many people visiting the site.

In Egypt, stray dogs pose growing urban challenge

An overpopulated mega-city of more than 20 million people, Cairo is already plagued by monster traffic jams, widespread waste problems and rampant pollution, and packs of stray dogs are only adding to the city’s challenges.