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Monk mummified and covered in gold

A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.

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Iodine pills issued in Belgium over nuclear ‘risk’

An increasingly nervous Belgium is to give every citizen iodine pills in case of a nuclear accident. 

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Labour suspends Ken Livingstone over anti-Semitism row

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by Labour for “bringing the party into disrepute” following an anti-Semitism row.

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Go-ahead given for ‘Sun’ hacking damages claims

A High Court judge has given the go-ahead to phone-hacking damages claims against The Sun.

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Couple sues Snapchat over ‘speed filter’ claims

A couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash.

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Prescription opioids allegedly found on Prince

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets, as a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the musician’s estate.

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Italian police arrest four amid attack orders from IS

Italian police have arrested four people in a foreign terrorist-fighter investigation, including a Moroccan-born man who had received Islamic State orders to attack Rome, prosecutors said.

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Robots and viruses ‘could wipe out humans’

Robots and deadly viruses are among the threats that could wipe out swathes of humanity. But governments are failing to prepare, a new report warns.

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Aleppo situation ‘catastrophic’ after air strikes claim 60 lives

A wave of air strikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said monitors and activists.

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Families of fans to sue police over Hillsborough ‘cover-up’

Lawyers acting for the families of the Hillsborough disaster victims are to press ahead with legal action against South Yorkshire Police and West Midlands Police over the “widespread police cover-up” which had attempted to blame fans.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... ‘Zodiac’ message a sign of a class gone wrong

USA: A Florida State University class project about drug cartels and serial killers took a turn when students scrawled a message on a sidewalk associated with the infamous Zodiac Killer.

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