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Ancient Burial Site Reveals 4K-Year-Old Chariots

Also inside: gold artifacts, potential human sacrifices

(Newser) - A dig at a 4,000-year-old burial site in the country of Georgia has turned up a pair of wooden chariots along with human remains, possibly from sacrifices, LiveScience reports. The 39-foot-high Early Bronze Age mound is known as a kurgan and would have been the resting place of a... More »

Behind the Bombings: 'Russia's Osama'?

Doku Umarov linked to series of attacks

(Newser) - After three bombings in Volgograd in three months , the name Doku Umarov is coming up frequently as a possible link. Who is the 49-year-old who has dubbed himself the "emir of Caucasus Emirate"? London's Times (via the Australian ) calls him "Russia's Osama bin Laden.... More »

Russia: Airport Bomb Aimed at Foreigners

They've identified attacker as 20-year-old from Caucasus

(Newser) - The suicide bomber who killed 35 people at Moscow's busiest airport was deliberately targeting foreigners, investigators said today. Federal investigators say they know the identity of the bomber, a 20-year-old native of the volatile Caucausus region, where Islamist insurgents have been battling for years for a breakaway state. But the... More »

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