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Sunday 19 November 2017

Taliban kills 15 army hostages

Pakistani militants say they have killed the 15 security force members they kidnapped last month close to the Afghan border.

The men were members of the Constabulary Corp, a paramilitary outfit active in the border region with Afghanistan.

The insurgents kidnapped them during a December 22 attack on a Pakistani security base in the border region.

Pakistan Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said the men were shot and their bodies dumped.



Bonnie, Clyde guns for sale

Eighty years after their Depression-era robbery and murder spree captivated America, Bonnie and Clyde continue to fascinate historians.

Now a Missouri family is selling a pair of rare weapons believed to have been seized from the outlaw couple's hideout in 1933.

The weapons are owned by the great-grandchildren of an Oklahoma detective who was given the guns by a police officer involved in the April 13, 1933 raid.

The Tommy gun and and 1897 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun had spent the past 40 years in a police museum.



Bluefin tuna



sells for ¤569k

A bluefin tuna caught off Japan fetched a record 56.49m yen, or about ¤569,000 in the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.

Though the fish is undoubtedly high quality, the price has more to do with the celebratory atmosphere that surrounds the first auction of the year.

The winning bidder, Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co, a sushi restaurant chain, said he wanted to "liven up Japan" and help it recover from last year's devastating tsunami.



Lost sailor (84)



is found alive

An 84-year-old American making his seventh attempt to sail alone around the tip of South America was found tired but alive by the Chilean navy after his mast broke in the South Pacific.

The navy located Thomas Corogin on his 32ft sailing boat more than 520 miles south of Easter Island, stranded but in relatively stable weather, with ocean swells of about 15 feet.

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