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Seven pieces of art have been stolen from the Palace Museum inside Beijing's former imperial palace, the Forbidden City, for the first time in 20 years.
The stolen items - which were on loan to the museum - include a purse and women's make-up cases.

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Stolen telescope.

If you all of a sudden "own" a $25,000 telescope, your neighbours might get suspicious.
That's exactly what happened to Sean O'Neill.

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A stolen telescope is now back with its owner.

The 11-foot tall, 700 pound telescope is considered the largest of its kind in our city. It was taken from a North Side home back in October.
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An Israeli exhibition celebrating antiquities which have been recovered from thieves has been robbed of artefacts including a silver ring once worn by Alexander the Great.
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A remote-controlled dinosaur robot worth about 100,000 Australian dollars (55,600) has been stolen from a Walking With Dinosaurs show in Mexico.
Staff noticed the 1.5m tall robot was missing after the show closed on its opening day in Guadalajara on Friday.

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Raymond R. Lima charged with stealing rare space rock

A rare meteorite is like the Mona Lisa, said Michael Pimentel. You can't try to sell it without someone finding out.
The 50-year-old rock and fossil collector who owns Eclipse Minerals near Sequim believes that's a lesson that the man he has long accused of stealing a 4.5-pound space rock from his home about four miles north of Sequim last January has learned the hard way.

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San Antonio's largest telescope stolen; $5,000 reward offered
A $5,000 reward is being offered for the safe recovery of a huge telescope. It was stolen from a north side home earlier this month.


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Rare telescope stolen from astronomer
When a NASA robotic explorer collides with the moon's surface today to explore for water, Bryan Tobias won't be watching it through his 11-foot-tall telescope.
The telescope, which Tobias claims is the largest of its kind in the San Antonio area, was stolen Thursday morning, along with two vehicles from his home in the 3000 block of Morning Trail.

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The University of Arizona Optical Sciences Building, 1630 E. University Boulevard, was broken into on Saturday morning, and several artefacts were stolen.
Seven monoculars dating from the 1700s and 1800s were taken from their display cabinets.

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An 8-foot rocket was stolen from a Vancouver farm Sunday and the owner is offering a reward for information that leads to its return.
Lance McNamara and his family own GopherBoy Egg Farms on Northeast Ward Road in Vancouver. They said the rocket has been a fixture on their farm for nearly four years.

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