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Yellow Fever Kills 165, Still Spreading in Darfur

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says 165 people have died of yellow fever in Sudan’s Darfur region over the past three months, and warns the outbreak continues to spread. The resident U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Sudan said Thursday the total number of yellow fever cases in Darfur stands at more than 670, and that it is likely […]

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Rare Yellow Diamond Fetches Record $12.3 Million

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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A rare yellow diamond from South Africa — believed to be the largest of its kind — has sold for a record $12.3 million. Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva sold the 110-carat “Sun-Drop Diamond” on Tuesday to an anonymous buyer who bid by telephone. Officials say the pear-shaped diamond is the largest vivid yellow diamond […]

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Rare ‘Sun-Drop’ Diamond to Sell for Up to $15 Million

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A rare yellow diamond discovered in South Africa is expected to fetch up to $15 million when it goes to auction next week. Officials with Sotheby’s auction house say the pear-shaped diamond is believed to be the world’s largest vivid yellow diamond. The so-called Sun-Drop Diamond is just over 110 carats, or roughly the size […]

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