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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces during a raid in Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, February 22, 2023.

REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Hard Numbers: Deadly raid in Nablus, EU asylum applications soar, North Koreans go hungry, old phone = nouveau riche

11: At least 11 people died and scores were injured on Wednesday after Israeli security forces conducted a rare daytime raid in the West Bank city of Nablus. Israel was targeting members of a Palestinian militant group known as the Lion’s Den, which Israel blames for a string of shootings against troops and Israeli settlements amid recent rising tensions in the region. On Thursday, Palestinian militants retaliated by firing rockets at southern Israel, and the Israeli military launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response.

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Rare flawless diamond fetches $21 million in Hong Kong auction

October 05, 2020 10:17 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - An exceedingly rare 102-carat flawless white diamond sold for US$15.7 million (S$21.3 million) at an online auction in Hong Kong on Monday (Oct 5) evening.

Rare 700-year-old Chinese scroll goes under the hammer in Hong Kong

September 23, 2020 9:30 PM

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - A 700-year-old painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty titled "Five Drunken Princes Returning On Horseback" is expected to sell for US$10 million (S$13.7 million) to US$15.5 million at an upcoming Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong.

New Zealand 'ride on mower' sheep auction attracts flocks of interest

April 10, 2019 2:55 PM

WELLINGTON (DPA) - A sheep being sold as a "ride on mower" on New Zealand's largest auction website attracted flocks of followers on Wednesday (April 10).

Millennials in hoodies spend $38 million on Simpsons art at Hong Kong auction

April 02, 2019 1:55 PM

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Millennials snapped up US$28 million (S$38 million) worth of art inspired by the Simpsons television show, along with skateboarding shoes and cans of spray paint at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong as a new generation of collectors comes of age.

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