World Briefs

Storms kill 22

PARIS: A violent late winter storm with fierce rain and hurricane-strength winds battered France, Spain and Portugal on Sunday, leaving at least 22 dead. Most of the 18 victims in France drowned. In Spain, the Interior Minister said three people were killed by winds and heavy rainfall in the country’s northern regions. Portugal’s home affairs minister Rui Pereira said a child had been killed on Saturday in Paredes.

Pharaoh head found

CAIRO: Archaeologists have unearthed the massive head of one Egypt’s most famous pharoahs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced on Sunday. The head of Amenhotep III, which alone is about the height of a person, was found in the ruins of the pharaoh’s mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor.