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Defend democracy, Macron urges EU

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron triumphed in France on a strongly pro-EU platform French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that "there seems to be a European civil war" between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism. He urged the EU to renew its commitment to democracy, in a passionate speech to the European Parliament in…

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Man gets ‘third face’ in French transplant

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Hamon is still recovering in a hospital in Paris after the January transplant The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants says he is feeling well, three months after his latest groundbreaking operation. Jérôme Hamon had his first transplanted face removed last year after signs of…

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Baboons stage daring escape from Texas research facility

Updated April 17, 2018 19:48:43 Video: Baboons escape from research facility in San Antonio (Credit: Dorian Reyna via Storyful) (ABC News) Four baboons used a barrel to escape from a research facility in Texas on the weekend, as startled motorists took video of the primates running alongside a road. Key points: The four baboons were…

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30yo Holden Commodore fetches $340,000 at auction

By Leonie Thorne Posted April 17, 2018 20:56:14 Photo: A 1988 VL Commodore Walkinshaw sold for $340,000. (Supplied: Burns & Co) How much would you spend on a 30-year-old Holden Commodore? $3,000? $30,000? How about $300,000? The idea of old Holdens fetching as much as new Ferraris might be jaw-dropping to some, but at an…

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