Meet Bobi, the world’s oldest dog on record
06 February 2023 | 1:11 pm
When his dog was born three decades ago in a tiny village in central Portugal, Leonel Costa was only eight years old. Little did he know that his beloved Bobi would one day be recorded as the world's oldest dog.
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total prize money on offer at Wimbledon has risen to a record 44.7 million pounds an 11.2% increase on 2022, the All England Lawn Tennis Club said on Wednesday.
New data shows Chinese economic growth slowing, with property investment in steep decline and youth unemployment at a record high. Also, the US Federal Reserve confirms its "hawkish pause" policy, keeping interest rates steady for now but planning for more hikes. Finally, economists name an unlikely culprit for persistent Swedish inflation: Beyoncé.
The papers continue to headline on the Greek migrant drowning disaster as many dailies point the finger at Europe's indifference to the crisis. Also: Boris Johnson is lambasted in the British papers after a parliamentary committee report just about calls him a liar. In France, doctors hail results from the world's first successful brain surgery in-utero. Finally, a new Rubik's Cube world record is set in 3.13 seconds!
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson broke the record for the highest paycheck for a single movie. Actors in Hollywood are either paid in full up front, or receive an initial portion, with a percentage of the movie's earnings promised.
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Media reports say that Saudi side Al Hilal have made a world record bid for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.
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