A British Egyptologist said on Saturday he would conduct further investigations into whether the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to a hidden chamber, including what he believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti. Nicholas Reeves announced his plans during a joint news conference with Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty, who said that data would be taken to Japan for study and that chances were high that a chamber exists. If proven, the discovery of the last resting place of Nefertiti would be the most significant this century and shed light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history despite frenzied international interest.
By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - A top official in Britain's opposition Labour Party said its lawmakers should be allowed a free vote on taking military action against Islamic State in Syria, after reports that some of his colleagues might quit if forced to vote against bombing. With Labour deeply split over Syria two months into far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, the party's finance chief John McDonnell said lawmakers should be allowed to follow their conscience on issues such as going to war "You're sending people out possibly to die," McDonnell -- a close ally of Corbyn -- said on BBC radio late on Friday.