FACTS OF THE DAY

9 March 2017

A US Border Patrol welder, who spent 25 years fixing 20,000 holes made in the fence by Mexicans, says he doesn’t think a wall will make any difference.

latimes.com

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Wikileaks has revealed that the CIA can hack into smartphones - even when encrypted - and spy on people via their TV, even when it appears to be off.

washingtonpost.com

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Profits at the London estate agency Foxtons have more than halved since the EU referendum.

telegraph.co.uk

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Landlords are using legal loopholes to avoid paying business rates – such as getting agricultural exemption by starting a ‘snail farm’ with very few snails.

thetimes.co.uk

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In the last two years, a Singapore-based company has bought six million tons of sugar worth $2.3 billion – and no one is quite sure why.

wsj.com

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A marble tub, used by Blenheim Palace as a flowerpot for the last 100 years, has been revealed to be a Roman sarcophagus worth £300,000.

telegraph.co.uk