Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget using metal detector

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  • May 20, 2019
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An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia’s gold fields, say locals. A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth A$100,000 (£54,000; $69,000). The unidentified man was an experienced local hobbyist, shop owner Matt Cook. Finds of this scale […]

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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the Europe

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  • May 20, 2019
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Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit – beginning with the basics, then a look at the current negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we’ve been sent. What does Brexit mean? It is a word that is used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU – merging the […]

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US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” he said in a tweet on Sunday. “Never threaten the United States again!” The US has deployed […]

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Labour-Tory Brexit talks end without deal

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  • May 18, 2019
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Talks between Labour and the government aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse have ended without an agreement. Jeremy Corbyn said the discussions had “gone as far as they can”, blaming what he called the government’s “increasing weakness and instability”. Theresa May said the lack of a “common position” within Labour over a further referendum had […]

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Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June. The agreement follows a meeting between the prime minister and senior Tory MPs who are demanding a date for her departure from Downing Street. If she loses the vote on […]

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Brexit: Welcome to the last days of UK PM Theresa May

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  • May 16, 2019
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Theresa May has thrown the kitchen sink at her Brexit deal three times to date. It hasn’t worked on any of those occasions, but for some reason, the British Prime Minister is having a fourth go. It was confirmed on Tuesday that May would bring the Withdrawal Agreement Bill before the House of Commons in […]

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JERUSALEM: Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating […]

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Sri Lanka blocks social media again after attacks on Muslims

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  • May 14, 2019
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Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks last month. Christian groups threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned shops in the northwestern Christian-majority town of Chilaw on Sunday […]

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Disney and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ remained victorious in North America, collecting $65 million during its third weekend in theaters. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ officially passed ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ($679 million) and ‘Black Panther’ ($700 million) to become the third-highest grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office with $724 million in ticket sales. It’s still […]

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Burkina Faso church attack: Priest among six killed

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  • May 13, 2019
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Armed attackers killed a priest and five worshippers during mass on Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso. The attackers – numbering between 20 and 30 – managed to trap some of the people inside then set fire to the church in the town of Dablo, about 200km from the […]

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