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Friday 15 December 2017

Annie's gun is sold for €114k

A shotgun that once belonged to Western sharpshooter and entertainer Annie Oakley sold for more than ¤114,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas.

The trove of about 100 of her items headlining Heritage Auctions' Legends Of The Wild West event brought in nearly $520,000 (¤414,000) according to the auction house.

The items included several guns, her Stetson hat, photographs and letters. Oakley's great-grandnieces put up the items who had inherited them from their mother, who died in 2009.



Hate graffiti at Holocaust site

Vandals spray-painted anti-Zionist graffiti at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, its chairman said Monday, suggesting radical ultra-Orthodox Jews were to blame.

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev told Army Radio that anti-Zionist graffiti was painted at 10 spots across the memorial compound, including a slogan that read, "Hitler, thank you for the Holocaust," and, "Jews, wake up, the evil Zionist regime doesn't protect us, it jeopardizes us."

"It's a very grave crossing of a red line," Shalev said.



Chavez rivals take to streets

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles marched through Venezuela's capital Caracas accompanied by hundreds of thousands of supporters as he formally launched his candidacy to run against President Hugo Chavez.

Surrounded by supporters waving red, yellow and blue Venezuelans flags, Mr Capriles marched and jogged from a park towards the headquarters of the National Elections Council, six miles away, where he formally registered.



Teens camp out for Bieber gig

A "tween" squatter encampment has sprung up in Mexico City's centre as "Beliebers" seek to be closest to the stage when teenage superstar Justin Bieber holds a free concert tonight.

Dozens of young teenage fans travelled for hundreds of miles to camp along a street near the capital's vast central plaza.

Authorities said they would have more than 5,000 police on hand for the concert.

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