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Trump ‘would knock out Biden in a few seconds’

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Donald Trump has boasted that he would knock out Joe Biden in a boxing match, adding he’d do it “very very quickly”. Speaking during a pre-fight event for the boxing match between former world champion Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort, Trump said: “I think Biden would go down within the first few seconds.”

Ancient skeletons with tied hands found in Bucks

Researchers are trying to discover the story behind dozens of skeletons, some with their hands tied behind backs, which were discovered in a mass grave at a Buckinghamshire building site. Experts believe the skeletons date from between Roman times and the 18th century. There is also speculation that bodies may date back to Anglo-Saxon times or the English Civil War, or that they could be the bodies of criminals who were hanged on the gallows.

Aussie minister talks of ‘new world order’

An Australian politician has gone viral for mentioning the conspiracy phrase “new world order” as she gave an update about a new roadmap out of lockdown. Dr Kerry Chant, New South Wales’ chief health officer, said: “We will be looking at what contact tracing looks like in the new world order.” As conspiracy theorists erupted, some pointed out that the same expression was used by NSW health minister Brad Hazzard, and said “it’s no coincidence”.

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