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Veteran Russian officer returns 14m pounds art works

A FORMER Red Army officer, said to be ailing and guilt-ridden, has handed over a cache of masterpieces by Durer, Delacroix and Goya stolen from a German castle during the Second World War.

Four die in Paris plane crash

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World of many fiddles

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