FACTS OF THE DAY

11 April 2017

400 designs submitted by contractors for Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall include one with a 100-foot-wide trench filled with nuclear waste.

theguardian.com

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In his first 10 weeks in office, Donald Trump spent seven weekends at his club in Florida – at a cost to the US taxpayer of $24 million.

independent.co.uk

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Cockfighting, banned in Afghanistan by the Taliban, is enjoying a comeback as a popular pastime in Kabul.

thehindu.com

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Republicans in Oregon are trying to overturn a 172-year-old law banning duels involving public officials.

independent.co.uk

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More than five times as many destitute asylum seekers are housed in the poorest third of the UK as in the richest third.

theguardian.co.uk

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"Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupéry has just been translated into its 300th language – Hassanya, a North African variant of Arabic.

ctvnew.ca

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Almost one in five children’s building sets and action figures in the UK are bought by adults for their own personal use.

thetimes.co.uk