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$60 million `Pink Star` diamond goes back on sale next month

$60 million `Pink Star` diamond goes back on sale next month

Published 20/03/2017

A model poses with a 59.60-carat mixed cut diamond known as 'The Pink Star', the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever graded by the Geological Institute of America (GIA), ahead of being auctioned in Hong Kong next month by Sotheby's which said it could fetch upwards of $60 million (GBP £48.4 million) to make it the most expensive diamond of its kind ever sold, in London, Britain, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A 59.60-carat diamond known as "The Pink Star" is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more - only for the buyer to pull out of the deal.

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Banksy hotel without a view opens to guests in Bethlehem

Banksy hotel without a view opens to guests in Bethlehem

Published 20/03/2017

Waiters and waitresses stand in the Walled Off hotel which was decorated by street artist Banksy, after it was opened for guests to do check-in in the West Bank city of Bethlehem March 20, 2017. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

Guests began arriving at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem on Monday, the quirky guesthouse created by British street artist Banksy that stands a few feet away from Israel's towering security barrier in the occupied West Bank.

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Rodin marble masterpiece `Andromeda` up for auction in Paris

Rodin marble masterpiece `Andromeda` up for auction in Paris

Published 17/03/2017

The marble 'Andromede' by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is displayed at the auction house Artcurial in Paris, France, March 17, 2017 which is set to be auctioned in Paris on May 30. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French sculptor Auguste Rodin's newly re-discovered marble masterpiece titled "Andromeda" will be up for sale in Paris in May, auction house, Artcurial, said on Friday.

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Vast Beatles collection goes on auction in Paris

Vast Beatles collection goes on auction in Paris

Published 17/03/2017

French Beatles specialist and collector Jacques Volcouve, one of the world's greatest living experts of the band, poses with the ' Yesterday And today ' and 'From Me To You' covers at Drouot auction house in Paris, March 16, 2017, a part of the 15,000 items going on sale on next March 18. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A vast collection of rare Beatles vinyl records, photos and other paraphernalia will go on auction in Paris on Saturday.

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Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

Published 17/03/2017

The eight current Monopoly tokens are surrounded by tokens being voted on for inclusion to the board game. Hasbro Inc./Handout via REUTERS

If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you're in luck.

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Spring in the air, China`s pigeon racers give birds their meds

Spring in the air, China`s pigeon racers give birds their meds

Published 17/03/2017

Pigeons wearing leg rings are seen in a cage, in Beijing, China, February 19, 2017. Picture taken February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Muyu Xu

Guarding against avian flu, which has forced a mass cull of birds in China, pigeon fancier Wang Jincang paid out nearly $400 to get his 200 racing pigeons vaccinated and fortified for the onset of the spring racing season.

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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond

Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond

Published 16/03/2017

An undated picture released March 16, 2017 of a 706-carat diamond discovered by pastor Emmanuel Momoh in eastern Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone State House/Handout via Reuters

A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds - weighing 706 carats -- in Sierra Leone's eastern Kono region.

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Jack Russell Olly gains viral status after going off course at Crufts

Published 16/03/2017

Forget the top "Best in Show" prize, Olly the Jack Russell has gained his own celebrity status at Britain's Crufts dogs show after enthusiastically going off course and even falling flat on his face during the agility round of last week's competition.

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Off the catwalk, bloggers and editors vie for fashion fans` attention

Off the catwalk, bloggers and editors vie for fashion fans` attention

Published 15/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: Models present creations during the Bora Aksu catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London, Britain, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

Dressed in a red top, fuchsia pleated skirt and fluffy boa worn on the shoulder, fashion blogger Beatrice Balaj poses for pictures in her front row seat at a New York catwalk show.

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Get your own facts, ignore media, Palestinian artist Halaby tells successors

Published 14/03/2017

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