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20 tonnes of Venezuela gold – but where could it be going?

20 tonnes of Venezuela gold – but where could it be going?A Russian passenger plane has been flown to Venezuela amid speculation it could be there to transport 20 tonnes of gold bars out of the oil-rich country.

Briton disappears before trial for ‘slapping’ immigration worker

Briton disappears before trial for ‘slapping’ immigration workerA British woman accused of swearing at and slapping an Indonesian immigration official has disappeared from her hotel room hours before she was due in court.

Top horse trainer ‘arrested’ after electric shock devices found

Top horse trainer ‘arrested’ after electric shock devices foundOne of Australia’s most successful horse trainers has been arrested during a raid on his stables, reports say.

Venezuelan president ‘ready for talks’ with opposition leader

Venezuelan president ‘ready for talks’ with opposition leaderVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said he is ready for talks with opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido.

Deloitte fined £409k by Malaysian authorities

Deloitte fined £409k by Malaysian authoritiesDeloitte has been fined RM2.2m (£409,000) by Malaysian authorities over a state investment fund embroiled in corruption charges.

Arrest made in Zimbabwe over beatings in Sky News report

Arrest made in Zimbabwe over beatings in Sky News reportA man has been arrested after Zimbabwe’s president vowed to bring those behind the beating of a civilian by security forces during protests to justice.

Asia Bibi to leave Pakistan after blasphemy acquittal upheld

Asia Bibi to leave Pakistan after blasphemy acquittal upheldDeath row Christian Asia Bibi is allowed to leave Pakistan after the country’s top court upheld her acquittal on blasphemy charges.

Doctor’s bid to save job after prescribing boy cannabis cookies

Doctor’s bid to save job after prescribing boy cannabis cookiesA doctor in California has launched a bid to save his licence after being struck off for prescribing cannabis cookies to a four-year-old boy.

Vatican priest quits over claims of sexual advances during confession

Vatican priest quits over claims of sexual advances during confessionThe Vatican has confirmed that one of its top officials has quit after an ex-nun accused him of making sexual advances during confession.

Gwyneth Paltrow sued by man ‘injured in ski collision’

Gwyneth Paltrow sued by man ‘injured in ski collision’Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow is being sued after an alleged crash at a Utah ski resort.