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The Lesedi La Rona uncut diamond was bought for $53 million

London-based jeweler Laurence Graff bought Tuesday the Lesedi La Rona diamond, the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered, with the size of a tennis ball and 1,109 carats, from the Canadian Lucara Diamond Corporation, which owns the Botswana mine where the diamond was found in 2015. The buyer paid $53 million for the uncut diamond.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: International

Surf competition interrupted by killer whales in Norway

All surfers competing in the semi-finals stage of the Lofoten Masters surf competition in Unstad, Norway, which describes itself as the "world's northernmost surfing competition," made a speedy exit from the water when some killer whales entered the area. The participants and the spectators panicked.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: International

New strong earthquake in Mexico on Saturday

A strong new earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: International

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