Poolside drama: man falls 3 m from top of rickety structure

Melbourne, Australia (dpo) - A terrible accident has taken place at a swimming pool in Melbourne. According to eye witnesses, an obviously deranged young man climbed up a 3 m (almost 10 ft) tower and subsequently plunged head first into the depths below.
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Archaeologists discover 4,000-year-old Nokia 3310 with just two bars of battery left

Giza (dpo) - A team of archaeologists in Egypt recently made an unusual discovery. When they opened a burial chamber which had been sealed for 4,000 years, they discovered a range of grave goods and, among them, a turned-off Nokia 3310. It is this object which has been puzzling scientists ever since: the battery in the ancient device is only half-charged. Consequently, this is the lowest battery charge level ever measured in this model of mobile phone.
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NRA sends gift basket with "consolation weapons" to relatives of Las Vegas Strip shooting

Las Vegas (dpo) - A truly noble gesture in difficult times: one week after a gunman opened fire on a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, the National Rifle Association (NRA) have presented the relatives of the ten casualties with a small gift. As a consolation for their loss, the families of each victim received a gift basket with a varied mixture of local weapon specialities.
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Trump issues travel ban on US citizens in wake of Las Vegas attack

Washington (dpo) - Finally, American politics is dealing with the people group which poses the greatest threat of terrorism. Following the deaths of 59 people in a massacre which injured a further 527 in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump has issued a provisional travel ban which applies to all US citizens.
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Woman throws ball correctly

Hamburg (dpo) - Is it a fake or the astounding truth? A YouTube clip published a short while ago has triggered a heated debate. The video shows a young woman in a park who appears to be throwing a ball perfectly. The YouTube comments and several expert panels are now a hotbed of discussion as to whether this is even possible within the laws of physics and medicine.
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Bone find proves early man lived horizontally beneath the earth

Leicester (dpo) - Our ancestors climbed down from the trees – or did they? When British Archaeologists uncovered the approximately 20,000-year-old body of a man this weekend,  they discovered some astonishing news. The anatomy and position of the body lead them to the conclusion that people back then actually lived beneath the earth, moved horizontally and looked like skeletons. Many textbooks will now have to be re-written.
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Study: shoplifting far cheaper than paying for goods

London (dpo) - Who says crime doesn’t pay? Experts at the international market research company Nielsen Holdings PLC recently discovered that the old adage does not hold true – shoplifting results in considerably less strain on your bank account than the traditional method of paying at the checkout. This ‘five-finger discount’, as it is known, compares particularly favourably against the purchase of more expensive items.
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