April 2017

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‘Difficult to sell’: garden variety ram-raid nets million in Lindauer paintings

Portraits by Czech artist Gottfried Lindauer taken from Auckland gallery where they had been left on display behind glass front window Two Lindauer paintings that are together worth nearly NZ$1m have been stolen in Auckland in a ram-raid on an auction house where they were left on display in the front window. New Zealand police […]

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Tiger Woods rules himself out of the 2017 Masters

Tiger Woods has ruled himself out of the 2017 Masters at Augusta due to back problems which have prevented him from becoming tournament ready Tiger Woods has confirmed he will not participate in next weeks Masters, the 14-times major winner admitting his game is not tournament ready as he battles continuing back issues. In the […]

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Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

Ukraine imposed three-year ban on Yuliya Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow-annexed Crimea to perform in 2015 The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russias entrant to enter the country and take part in this years show which Kiev is hosting. Last week the offer […]

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Peter Taylor: How has terror changed in 50 years? – BBC News

I talked to Billy in his cell. He was doing life for the murder of his Catholic workmate. He had lured him into a car and then shot him in the back of the head. “The only way to stop them was to terrorise them. It was them and us,” he said. But the act […]

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