Ancient Skull Found in Israel, Evidence of Human Migration
Scientists have found part of an ancient skull in a cave in Israel that they say is the first physical evidence of human migration from Africa to Europe.
Writing in the journal Nature, experts say the partial skull is about 55,000 years old - dating back to the time when anthropologists believe the migration passed through the Middle East.
The skull looks like others found in Europe and resembles the bones of what experts call "modern man," bearing out theories that modern men and their ancestors, Neanderthals, existed at the same time and possibly interbred.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar appointed as India's foreign secretary
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fired the country's highest ranking diplomat and replaced her with India's ambassador to the United States, a day after a successful visit to India by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar took over as India's foreign secretary Thursday.
Indian media reported that the appointment was Jaishankar's reward for turning around India's ties with Washington, including organizing Mr. Modi's visit to Washington in September.
India-U.S. ties suffered a set-back after New Delhi's deputy consul general in New York, Devyanai Khobragade, was arrested in December 2013 on visa fraud charges. She left the United States in January last year and now works in New Delhi.
Jaishankar has previously served as India's ambassador to China and Singapore.