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Ancient mammoth skeleton sells for $645,000

The most intact woolly mammoth skeleton ever found was sold Saturday at a mammoth price — about $645,000. The prehistoric set of bones were discovered in Siberia about a decade ago by a professional hunter and has an estimated value of $530,000, said France-based auctioneer Claude Aguttes. The hunter had preserved the remains in his home, the BBC reported. Mammoth remains are frequently found in Siberia and Russia’s northern regions. A whole mammoth skeleton of the species “Mammuthus primigenius” or “woolly mammoth”, Lyon, France on Nov. 17, 2017. It is…

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Kim Jong-un’s shocking least favourite food REVEALED as defector is given lifetime supply

The defector, known only as Oh, is still in hospital after being shot as he made a daring escape from the hermit kingdom. But on waking he is believed to have asked for the food Kim Jong-un hates so much he banned their sale – Wagon Wheels. Wagon Wheels, or Choco Pies as they are known elsewhere in the world, were banned from North Korean shops after the imported chocolate and marshmallow snack became a symbol of capitalism in the country. South Korean Choco Pie producer Orion said Oh could…

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Technology 

California issues guidance on cell phones and health – CNET

California this week entered the long-running debate over whether cell phone use poses a health hazard when a state agency issued guidelines for reducing exposure to wireless signals. The guidelines, which come from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), don’t state that cell phone are dangerous, nor do they push to abandon cell phone use completely. Instead, they take a more cautionary tone by stating that multiple studies have suggested that the radiofrequency (RF) signals from phones may be linked to certain types of cancer, lower sperm count, memory…

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Science 

President Trump: Economy Will 'Start to Rock' After Tax Plan

(WASHINGTON) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth. The legislation, which the GOP aims to muscle through Congress next week, would lower taxes on the richest Americans. Benefits for most other taxpayers would be smaller, but Trump attempted to sell the bill as a “Christmas present” for middle-class Americans in part because it would trigger job growth.…

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Sport 

Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo provides injury update ahead of crucial Barcelona game

The Portuguese was the La Liga giants’ leading light on Saturday, scoring the winning goal as they beat Gremio in the Club World Cup final. Ronaldo stayed on for the full 90 minutes of the encounter in Abu Dhabi with the result far from certain due to Real’s slender 1-0 lead. He revealed post-match that he was feeling “a little discomfort” having played the full game against the Brazilian outfit. Ronaldo says he will be available to play when Real take on arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico next Saturday though.…

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North Korea issues US threat: ‘WHOLE WORLD will plunge into NUCLEAR WAR’

North Korea’s foreign ministry has issued a furious statement this weekend, saying American aggression “cannot be tolerated”.  The fiery statement, which was issued in a Pyongyang-based propaganda newspaper yesterday, said Donald Trump was “terrified” of North Korea’s nuclear progress.  And it said any attempt to strangle North Korea with sanctions or a blockade would receive a furious response.  The statement said: “The gang of Trump, being terrified by our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula more…

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Sport 

Aston Villa news: Steve Bruce reveals what he must do for Jack Grealish

Grealish, 22, made his first start of the campaign in the 2-0 defeat to Derby County having missed the opening three months of the season with a kidney problem.   He was drafted into the team after Keinan Davis reported ill overnight and impressed Bruce with his display against the Rams.  “We know what he’s capable of and he’s had a good impact off the bench in previous games,” Bruce said.  “He’s played very well today. “We’ve got to find him a position in this team that suits him while keeping…

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