‘Incomparable’ $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran the De Beers diamond-mining company, was snapped up by...

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‘Incomparable’ $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran the De Beers diamond-mining company, was snapped up by...

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FB shuts more accounts designed for political meddling

Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia. "As we've continued to investigate, we detected and removed some additional Facebook and Instagram accounts," head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in an update posted at the social network. While stressing the challenge...

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Minor school student of Karachi dies in mysterious circumstances

KARACHI: On Wednesday, a student of grade three died at his school in Shah Faisal area of the city under mysterious circumstances. According to the administration, M. Zunain, a student of grade three at a private school, fell to the ground while standing in queue at the school canteen. He was rushed to a hospital, where he could not be...

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Ch Sarwar meets CMPunjab

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Deepika-Ranveer tied knot at wedding ceremony held in Italy: Indian Media

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony at Italy’s Lake Como, Indian media reported on Wednesday. There is a strictly no photos policy in place for guests at the venue as the couple has gone to great lengths to keep their special day private. Last night, the first event of the...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California as 50 dead

CALIFORNIA: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the late-season wildfires, and with hundreds of people unaccounted for, the...

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