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  • Rare US Declaration of Independence copy discovered in Sussex

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  • Dinosaur egg fossils dating from 70 million years ago found in China

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    The retired Belgian surveyor faced competition from 50 other applicants for the job as one of Europe's last hermits in Saalfelden.

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