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degas painting found on bus near paris nine years after it went missing

french customs police have found a painting by 19th century master edgar degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in marseille on a bus near paris, the government said on friday.french culture minister francoise nyssen said customs officials found the pastel - thought to be worth about 800,000 euros ($1.3 million) - in the luggage compartment of a bus stopped in a motorway layby.more newsdegas' 1877 painting les choristes, or the chorus singers, is done in pastels and depicts a line of men singing in the opera, don juan.the police wer...




lifetime cost of cancer averages $1.3 million

the cancer council is urging a re-focus on the “financial toxicity” of cancer after a report found the lifetime economic cost for each young australian diagnosed with the disease averaged $1.3 million.deloitte access economics polled 1,100 cancer patients aged between 15 and 25 who were diagnosed in 2016, and found the total lifetime cost for the group would be $1.4 billion - or $1.3 million per person.the largest component - at $644,500 - is classified as "burden of disease" costs, and includes things such as pain and premature death. insightthe next largest - at $418,000 - are productivity losses, such as education disruptions, absences from work, and the time a carer needs to take off for support.health system costs, such as hospit...




us seeks further sanctions targeting north korea

the united states has proposed a list of entities to be blacklisted under united nations sanctions on north korea in a move "aimed at shutting down north korea's maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal."it coincides with the us imposing its largest package of unilateral sanctions against north korea on friday, intensifying pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and missile programmes."we are ramping up the pressure on the north korean regime, and we're going to use every tool at our disposal, including working with our allies and through the un, to increase the pressure until north korea reverses course," us ambassador to the un nikki haley said in a statement.trump: i try like hell to hide that bald ...




multiple suicide bombings and attacks kill 23 people in afghanistan

at least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in afghanistan on saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country.in the biggest attack, taliban militants stormed an army base in the western province of farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers.related:"last night a big group of militants attacked an army base in bala buluk district of farah. unfortunately, we lost 18 soldiers, two soldiers were wounded. we have sent more reinforcements to the area," defence ministry spokesman daulat wazir said.the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. deputy provincial governor younus rasooli said the authorities had sent a fact-finding delegation to ba...




degas painting found on bus near paris nine years after it went missing

french customs police have found a painting by 19th century master edgar degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in marseille on a bus near paris, the government said on friday.french culture minister francoise nyssen said customs officials found the pastel - thought to be worth about 800,000 euros ($1.3 million) - in the luggage compartment of a bus stopped in a motorway layby.degas' 1877 painting les choristes, or the chorus singers, is done in pastels and depicts a line of men singing in the opera, don juan.more newsthe police wer...




joyce's accuser is former west australian rural woman of the year

the woman who has accused barnaby joyce of sexual harassment says she wants him to be held to account for his alleged behaviour.mr joyce, who has been on personal leave this week with new partner and former staffer vikki campion, will officially quit as nationals leader on monday and go to the backbench.the deputy prime minister said the 2011 sexual harassment allegation, which is the subject of a nationals investigation, was the "final straw" which led to his decision to quit.a spokesman for mr joyce previously told news corp he had been made "indirectly aware" of the claim which he described as "spurious and defamatory".the woman has been named by the weekend australian as former west australian rural woman of the year catherine marri...




three bombs strike capital of myanmar's rakhine state

three bombs exploded early saturday in the capital of myanmar's rakhine state, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on the muslim rohingya, injuring one policeman, officials said.the three blasts at separate locations around sittwe included one at the home of a high ranking official, police told afp.besides the bloody campaign against the rohingya, rakhine has been struggling with a decade-long rebellion fought by ethnic rakhine buddhist insurgents but bombings in the state capital are rare.related:"three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found. a police officer was injured but not seriously," a senior officer told afp on condition of anonymity.the blasts took place around 4:00 a...




sydney great white shark attack victim 'very lucky' to be alive

a sydney woman is "lucky" to be alive after she was bitten by a great white shark in botany bay.the 55-year-old swimmer survived the first confirmed shark attack in botany bay in 25 years, and is recovering at st george hospital.the hurstville local was doing breaststroke laps at little congwong beach about 7pm on friday when she was mauled by the juvenile shark, which experts believed measured between 2.7 and 3.2 metres long.randwick city council says she was assisted about 20 metres to shore where paramedics treated "serious wounds" on her leg, but she is now in a stable condition.mayor lindsay shurey says the woman underwent surgery on saturday morning for a "very large bite" below her right knee."i think she's very lucky to stil...




at least 29 people killed in afghanistan attacks

at least 29 people have been killed in four attacks across three afghan provinces, officials sayin the capital kabul, at least one person was killed and six others were injured after a suicide bombing on saturday morning, najib danish, a spokesman for the afghan interior ministry, said.the bombing took place near an afghan spy agency facility as well as the us embassy and other afghan and international institutions.meanwhile, 25 afghan army members died after taliban militants attacked their checkpoint in bala buluk district of western farah province late friday evening with the attack continuing into early saturday morning, khair mohammad noorzai, a provincial council member from farah, said.noorzai said the taliban took over the checkpoint...




missed call? australian phones 'flooded' by 'wangiri' scam

australian phones are being "flooded" with so-called wangiri fraud calls, according to the australian competition and consumer commission (accc).named after a japanese word which loosely translates to "one ring and cut", wangiri calls involve users receiving a mysterious missed call from overseas numbers.accc deputy chief delia rickard said her organisation had seen a dramatic increase in scam phone calls from international numbers.the accc said migrants are more likely to get scammed.sbs"australian phones are being flooded at the moment, with what we call wangiri scams. and this is where you get a call from an overseas number, they ring once, hang up and what they want you to do is to call them back."if the call is returned, the sca...




white house goes into lockdown after security scare during turnbull visit

the us secret service on friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the white house, and the driver has been apprehended."an individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the white house at 17th & e," the secret service said in a statement."the vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the white house complex." related readingthe white house was placed on lockdown and armed uniformed agents could be seen running to positions.president donald trump was in the building at the time, having hosted australian prime minister malcolm turnbull."the female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by secret service uniformed division officers," the statement added.a passenger car sits at ...




us seeks further sanctions to target north korea's maritime activities

the united states has proposed a list of entities to be blacklisted under united nations sanctions on north korea in a move "aimed at shutting down north korea's maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal."it coincides with the us imposing its largest package of unilateral sanctions against north korea on friday, intensifying pressure on pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and missile programmes."we are ramping up the pressure on the north korean regime, and we're going to use every tool at our disposal, including working with our allies and through the un, to increase the pressure until north korea reverses course," us ambassador to the un nikki haley said in a statement.trump: i try like hell to hide that bald ...




pm: joyce made 'right decision' to resign as nationals leader

prime minister malcolm turnbull has thanked outgoing national party leader barnaby joyce for his service, but would not say if he has spoken personally with the deputy prime minister following his decision to quit the frontbench."barnaby has resigned as deputy prime minister effective eight o’clock on monday morning," the prime minister told reporters outside blair house, the president's official guest residence, in washington dc.related reading"i think he's taken the right decision, the judgement that he's made in resigning is the right one for himself and his family."i want to thank him for his service as a minister, as deputy prime minister over our years in government."mr joyce will stay on as the member for new england, conf...




great white shark attack victim 'very lucky' to be alive

a sydney woman is "lucky" to be alive after she was bitten by a great white shark in botany bay.the 55-year-old swimmer survived the first confirmed shark attack in botany bay in 25 years, and is recovering at st george hospital.the hurstville local was doing breaststroke laps at little congwong beach about 7pm on friday when she was mauled by the juvenile shark, which experts believed measured between 2.7 and 3.2 metres long.randwick city council says she was assisted about 20 metres to shore where paramedics treated "serious wounds" on her leg, but she is now in a stable condition.mayor lindsay shurey says the woman underwent surgery on saturday morning for a "very large bite" below her right knee."i think she's very lucky to stil...




us embassy in israel will be relocated to jerusalem in may

the united states said on friday it will relocate its embassy in israel to jerusalem in may, bringing forward the contested move to coincide with the jewish state's 70th birthday - and enraging palestinians who called it a "blatant provocation".palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as israel's capital and say the embassy move could destroy a two-state solution to the decades-old middle east conflict.related readingpalestinians are also against the date chosen for the embassy move - they call 14 may, on which israel declared independence in 1948, naqba - their "day of catastrophe."israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu welcomed the announcement and thanked us president donald trump for his "leadership" and his "fr...




at least 29 killed in afghanistan attacks

an afghan official says a suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of afghanistan's capital.interior ministry spokesman najib danish said six people were wounded in saturday's attack in the shash darak area of kabul, near nato headquarters and not far from the us embassy.danish said the initial casualty coun...




turnbull avoids 'contentious' us gun control debate during white house visit

prime minister malcolm turnbull has said he will not get involved in the gun control debate that is raging across the us since last week's florida high school shooting.speaking after meeting us president donald trump at the white house, mr turnbull said: “it’s not for me to get involved in a contentious domestic political debate here."related:mr turnbull’s comments come despite mr trump being consumed by the issue of gun control in recent days, with australia being used as a shining example of gun reform.both mr turnbull and mr trump touted the long history of "mateship" between their two nations during the joint press conference in washington.this was mr turnbull's first visit to the white house since their now infamous phone ...




trump says armed teachers would have 'shot the hell' out of florida gunman

a police officer will be stationed at every public school in florida, the state's governor announced friday as part of a plan to improve security following last week's deadly high school shooting.president donald trump repeated his call, meanwhile, for arming some of america's teachers and claimed the controversial proposal was increasingly drawing support.the push to make schools safer came as the local sheriff's office released details of nearly two dozen visits to the residences of nikolas cruz, the 19-year-old behind the assault at marjory douglas stoneman high school in parkland, florida.speaking at a news conference in the state capital tallahassee, republican governor rick scott unveiled a $450 million security plan in respons...




sydney great white shark survivor 'lucky' to be alive

a sydney woman is "lucky" to be alive after she was bitten by a great white shark in botany bay.the 55-year-old swimmer survived the first confirmed shark attack in botany bay in 25 years, and is recovering at st george hospital.the hurstville local was doing breaststroke laps at little congwong beach about 7pm on friday when she was mauled by the juvenile shark, which experts believed measured between 2.7 and 3.2 metres long.randwick city council says she was assisted about 20 metres to shore where paramedics treated "serious wounds" on her leg, but she is now in a stable condition.related readingmayor lindsay shurey says the woman underwent surgery on saturday morning for a "very large bite" below her right knee."i think she's ver...




un delays syria ceasefire vote after no russia agreement

the un security council delayed a vote on demanding a 30-day ceasefire in syria to saturday at noon local time (1700 gmt) after hours of negotiations failed to yield agreement with russia, diplomats said.the council has been in talks on a draft resolution on the truce since 9 february as syrian government forces have waged a fierce air campaign on the rebel-held enclave of eastern ghouta.kuwait's ambassador mansour al-otaibi, who holds the council presidency, said "we are very close" but there was still no consensus on the draft resolution.negotiations have run into problems over a key provision of the text that specifies when the ceasefire will begin. related reading"we have not been able to close the gap completely," swedish ambassa...