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Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe
The US embassy in Havana, Cuba where the brain injuries were first reported
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Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe

Scores of US spies, diplomats and soldiers have reported unexplained health problems over past five years
13 May 2021
Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
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Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
Dogs can sniff out Covid a week before swabs, trial reveals
A springer spaniel is trained to sniff out coronavirus
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Dogs can sniff out Covid a week before swabs, trial reveals

Coronavirus-detecting canines could pave the way to easing restrictions on large gatherings
5 Mar 2021
‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle
Marienburg Castle
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‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle

Ernst August of Hanover has launched legal bid to regain control of ancestral seat from state
18 Feb 2021
All of the coronavirus in the world could fit inside a Coke can
A can of coke
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All of the coronavirus in the world could fit inside a Coke can

A maths expert explains how such a tiny quantity of Covid could cause such chaos
12 Feb 2021
Why Elon Musk is reading monkeys’ minds
Elon Musk speaks during the Satellite 2020 conference.
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Why Elon Musk is reading monkeys’ minds

Tesla mogul is on mission to enable humans to control computers with their brains
2 Feb 2021
Portugal bans remote learning for private schools
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa
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Portugal bans remote learning for private schools

Expat children unable to learn from home after criticism of state school online teaching
27 Jan 2021

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Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins
Penguins diving into the Arctic Ocean
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Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins

Creator of new ‘Penguin Protection System’ says the structures protect endangered species while combating climate change
5 Jan 2021
Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy
Alexei Navalny
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Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy

FSB agent tricked into revealing bizarre details of plot to kill Putin’s chief critic
22 Dec 2020