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Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

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Seventeen masterpieces valued at €17m (£14.3m) have been returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year. Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini, who travelled to Kiev to retrieve the paintings – which included works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna – said …

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VIRAL: Man Fights Kangaroo Live on CAMERA TO SAVE FRIEND

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People go to great lengths to protect man’s best friend. A bizarre video posted on YouTube Sunday night shows a man fight a kangaroo after it attacks a dog. https://youtu.be/tdmu47JChCM  The incident happened on June 15th in the Australian Outback, according to the video notes, but did not go viral until …

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Five-year-old boy hit by lightning after touching tap during Gold Coast storm

A young boy has been taken to hospital and several people in a unit block have been assessed by paramedics after separate lightning strikes on homes on the Gold Coast. The five-year-old suffered burns to his hands and back around 4.45pm on Wednesday at a house at Tallai, said Gavin Fuller …

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Bird flu warning: keepers told to keep poultry inside

All bird keepers, from poultry farmers to families with a few chickens, have been ordered to house their animals for a month to protect the UK from a virulent outbreak of avian flu on mainland Europe. The government chief vet, Nigel Gibbens, has declared a “prevention zone” for England that …

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Aceh earthquake: 54 dead and dozens feared trapped in Indonesia

At least 54 people died and dozens were feared trapped in collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island at dawn. Search and rescue teams in Aceh province, an area previously devastated by a massive quake and tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004, used tractors to shift the …

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Fisherman seriously injured by shark he had caught himself

A fisherman has been seriously injured after he was bitten by a shark he had caught off the Australian coast. Paramedics said the victim, aged in his 70s, was in a boat alone off Queenscliff, in Victoria, when he was attacked by the 1.5m (5ft) shark. The man was reportedly …

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