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Modernist painter Sigmar Polke dead at 69
One of Germany's most important painters, the modernist Sigmar Polke, has died aged 69 after a long battle with cancer, his dealer Erhard Klein said on Friday.

Ugliest power pole competition
The small town of Woodbridge in southern Tasmania has this year attracted plenty of visitors to its annual photographic exhibition.

Catherine Zeta-Jones awarded royal honour
Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones and Formula One racing driver David Coulthard are among those who have been awarded British royal honours.world