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Earth’s first artists? Oldest known cave paintings created by ‘sophisticated’ Neanderthals

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More sophisticated and closer to modern humans than previously thought, Neanderthals were the world’s first artists, according to new research which has uncovered cave art in Spain thought to be some 65,000 years old. The incredible discovery calls into question previous assumptions about the archaic humans and suggests they may have had an artistic sense Read More

Stolen Degas painting found on bus

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A missing painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas has been found on a bus near Paris nine years after it was stolen. The work of art was found inside a suitcase in the bus’s luggage compartment by French customs agents during a stop-and-search in Marne-la-Vallee, where Disneyland Paris is located. Agents were surprised to find Read More

400kg of flour in diplomatic mail: Cocaine smugglers busted in tricky Argentine-Russian anti-drug op

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In an unprecedented joint Argentine-Russian police operation straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster, six people have been arrested for trying to smuggle over $60mn worth of cocaine out of Argentina through diplomatic mail. Back on December 13, 2016, Russian Ambassador to Argentina, Viktor Koronelli, personally alerted Argentinian Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, of a discovery of Read More

‘Information war technique’: Russia’s UN envoy slams ‘mass psychosis’ over Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

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Russia’s envoy to the UN has accused mainstream media of leading a “campaign of disinformation,” spearheaded by the so-called White Helmets group, that only complicates the situation in Syria’s militant-controlled Eastern Ghouta. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Russia rejected a proposed resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria Read More

Merkel walks out of parliament after AfD leader lambasts her support for migrant quota system

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked out of a parliamentary session after a leader from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party criticized her support of a proposed EU refugee distribution system. While Merkel and AfD have never been friends, one particular comment by the party’s co-founder, Alexander Gauland, prompted her to leave the Bundestag on Read More

Mounting a car, smashing rear window: Russian cop detains hijacker

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A Russian policeman was filmed mounting a hijacked car, and smashing in its rear window to gain access, in dashcam footage that resembles a blockbuster car chase. The driver of the vehicle was pulled over by Lieutenant Maxim Mamaev in a town in Western Siberia for reportedly driving under the influence. When officer Mamaev made Read More

‘Americans leave behind scorched earth’: US refuses to clean up ‘carcinogenic’ waste at Azores base

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After housing an airbase on Portugal’s Atlantic island of Terceira for 75 years, the US is scaling down its presence. Locals demand it cleans up the toxic pollution scientists say is causing cancer – but Washington doesn’t agree. “Both of my parents died of cancer. My mum of breast cancer and my dad with a Read More

Major armed police operation in Brussels as officers ‘block gunmen in building’

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Published time: 22 Feb, 2018 12:49 Edited time: 22 Feb, 2018 13:02 Armed police and a helicopter have been deployed to a house in Brussels. At least one armed man is believed to be inside, according to local media. The incident is taking place near a primary school attended by approximately 350 pupils. The children Read More

Seed firms scramble to stop a 'cancer' in Canada's cash crop

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop. It’s an early stage of a high-stakes effort to control the biggest threat to Canada’s C$27-billion Read More

‘It was a good laugh’: Germany’s Bild duped by bogus Russian meddling ‘bombshell’

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Red-faced German Bild has been forced to retract a ‘bombshell’ report about Russian interference in German politics, which was invented by a satirical magazine just to have a “laugh” and to expose Bild’s lax editorial standards. Editors of Titanic, a German monthly satirical magazine with a circulation of approximately 100,000 copies, found it odd and Read More