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Monday 16 July 2018

In brief: Rap record label sold for $24m

Death Row Records, the hip-hop label which released seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, has been auctioned for $24m (€15.1m).

The New York-based Global Music Group said it has purchased Death Row, including its enviable back catalogue and artist contracts.

Team searches for Fossett's body

A TEAM of 10 elite athletes and expert mountaineers has fanned out on foot in rugged mountains on the Nevada-California border, hoping to find what search planes and satellite imagery couldn't -- Steve Fossett's body.

The multi-millionaire adventurer was declared legally dead in February, five months after he was last seen taking off by plane from a remote Nevada ranch. The team is led by Canadian geologist Simon Donato.

Chariot races return to Rome

The thunderous sounds of ancient Rome's chariot races could once more echo around the Eternal City, with plans to stage an event in the Circus Maximus.

For hundreds of years, citizens watched chariots tear around the famous racetrack at the foot of the Palatine. Now the historical society, Vadis Al Maximo (To the Maximum), is in talks with city officials to bring the event back.

Stars join family at actor's funeral

Soap stars joined the family of 'Emmerdale' actor Clive Hornby for his funeral.

Hornby, who played Jack Sugden in the ITV soap for almost 30 years, died earlier this month at the age of 63.

China slams ICC decision on Sudan

China yesterday condemned the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir for genocide.

A government spokesman questioned whether the indictment would do more harm than good. China is Sudan's principal international backer.

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