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China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb

Bejing - The theft of a thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue on display in the US incited a wave of criticism on Chinese social media Tuesday, following China's calls to "severely punish" the thief.

Stolen million-euro cello returned to French musician

Paris - An 18th-century cello worth more than a million euros was returned to an award-winning French musician on Saturday after she was robbed at knifepoint in a Paris suburb earlier in the week.

French musician robbed of million-euro cello at knifepoint

Bobigny - An award-winning French musician was robbed at knifepoint of her 18th-century cello, worth more than a million euros, outside her home in a Paris suburb on Thursday evening."Help!

Bangladesh to file US suit over central bank heist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's central bank will file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over the world's largest cyber heist, the finance minister said Wednesday.

Croupier and guard arrested over $6m Macau casino heist

Hong Kong - Police in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau have arrested a croupier and a security guard over a massive casino heist where almost HK$48 million ($6 million) in gaming chips were stolen from a VIP room.

'World's most expensive vodka' bottle found after Danish bar theft

Stockholm - What is claimed to be "the world's most expensive" bottle of vodka, snatched from a Copenhagen bar earlier this week, was found empty at a construction site in the Danish capital early Friday, the police said.

'World's most expensive vodka' bottle stolen from Copenhagen bar

Stockholm - Danish police are investigating the theft of what is claimed to be "the world's most expensive" bottle of vodka, in what the bar owner says could be an inside job.

Qatari-owned jewels stolen in audacious Venice heist

Rome - Thieves made off with several items of Indian maharajahs' treasures owned by a member of the Qatari royal family after an audacious heist Wednesday at the Doge's palace in Venice, police said.

Homeless man strikes gold, 'finds' 300,000 euros at Paris airport

Bobigny - Christmas came early for a French homeless man at Paris's main airport who found an unlocked door at the offices of a cash handling company... and walked away 300,000 euros (350,000 dollars) richer.

Two suspects charged over France theft of Botero statue

Paris - Two suspects have been charged in an investigation into the theft within yards of the presidential palace in Paris of a bronze sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a judicial source said Saturday.

Berlin police seeking more missing John Lennon items

Berlin - German police are trying to recover numerous items stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon, prosecutors said Thursday, after the arrest of a suspect accused of handling the objects.A 58-year-old man identified as Erhan G.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

Oslo - Some 400 Viking objects were stolen from a Norwegian museum at some time over the weekend of August 11-13, the museum's director said Sunday, describing the loss as "immeasurable".

Thieves strip 'Space Invader' mosaics from Paris walls

Paris - Thieves pretending to be Paris city workers have in the past few days stripped the French capital's walls of pixellated works from French urban artist Invader, the city said on Friday.

Spanish police recover 3 stolen Francis Bacon paintings

Madrid - Spanish police have recovered three of five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon that were stolen from a Madrid apartment in 2015, they said Thursday."I can confirm that three paintings have been recovered," a police spokeswoman said.

Four arrested over Berlin heist but 100-kg gold coin missing

Berlin - German police on Wednesday arrested four suspects they linked to an Arabic criminal clan over the spectacular theft of a giant 100-kilogramme (220-pound) gold coin from a Berlin museum early this year.

Man held for theft of rocket launchers from French train

Marseille - French police have charged a 23-year-old man in southern France for allegedly stealing army rocket launchers and a stock of armour-piercing shells off a freight train, a source close to the case said Saturday.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

Belgrade - Serbia is seeking help from Interpol to recover a dozen autographs from world leaders allegedly stolen from commemoration books following the death of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, officials said Tuesday.

19th century jewel-encrusted crown stolen from French museum

Lyon - A 19th century crown, encrusted with almost 1,800 gem stones, has been stolen from a museum of religious art in central France, the museum authorities said Saturday.

Brazil arrests 14 over explosive Paraguay heist

Bras - Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay.

Brazil arrests 14 over explosive Paraguay heist

Bras - Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay.

Brazil arrests 14 over explosive Paraguay heist

Bras - Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay.

US manhunt underway for alleged gun thief who wrote manifesto to Trump

Chicago - A massive manhunt was underway in search of a "highly-dangerous" Wisconsin man who US authorities said robbed a gun shop and sent a lengthy manifesto to President Donald Trump.

Monaco on high alert after brazen Cartier heist

Monaco - Monaco police were hunting for two suspects Saturday after a daring afternoon robbery at the famous French jeweller Cartier, prompting a brief lockdown of the tiny principality and jet set haven.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

Belgrade - Nearly two years after it was stolen from a Paris home, a violin worth 300,000 euros, found in Serbia, will soon be back with its owner after it was handed over to French authorities in Belgrade, France's embassy said Thursday.

100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying

Madrid - Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill.

Brazen phone scammers terrorise Bulgaria's elderly

Bulgaria - From impersonating police to threatening to hurt loved ones, brazen Bulgarian gangs terrorise the elderly and rob them of their life savings with increasingly aggressive phone scams netting millions of euros.

Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau

Dachau - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site Wednesday.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who snatched five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday over one of the biggest art heists in recent years.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years.

Turk gets 8 years jail in theft of $55 mn in ATM hacks

Washington - A Turkish computer hacker who helped steal $55 million from ATM machines in dozens of countries using data from credit card issuers was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.
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What remains of the cabin after it was stolen by thieves
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The Common walnut or Persian walnut is the original walnut tree of the Old World.
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