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Christie’s Auctions Qing Dynasty Jade Washing Bowl for $3 Million

Saturday 14:29 GMT

A greenish-white jade “Twin Fish” washer (or washing bowl) from China’s Qing Dynasty fetched US$2.9 million after eight minutes of spirited bidding during a live auction at Christie’s New York on Wednesday evening, far surpassing its presale high estimate of US$1.5 million.

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Brazil's former President Temer arrested on corruption charges

Friday 15:25 GMT

Prosecutors say Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer was arrested on corruption charges on Thursday as part of the country's sprawling Operation Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation.

Temer is the third consecutive former president of Brazil to face criminal charges, following Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ("Lula") and his protegee Dilma Rousseff. The former president is also accused of having taken bribes, including one related to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Angra dos Reis in southern Rio de Janeiro state.


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