Amateur Australian gold digger finds massive nugget

The man, who doesn't want to be named, made the discovery in Victoria's goldfields - which were the heart of Australia's gold rush in the 1800s.

Darren Kamp, who valued and bought the specimen, said it was the biggest he'd seen in his 43-year career.

"I was just gobsmacked... It's a once in a lifetime find," he told the BBC.

Kamp hadn't thought too much of it when a man wearing a large backpack walked into his prospecting store in Geelong, about an hour south-west of Melbourne.

Two gold nuggets worth $350,000 found in Australia

Brent Shannon and Ethan West found the stones near goldmining town Tarnagulla in Victoria state.

Their lucky find was shown on TV show Aussie Gold Hunters, which aired on Thursday.

The men dug up the ground and used metal detectors to detect gold in the area.

"These are definitely one of the most significant finds," Ethan West said, according to CNN. "To have two large chunks in one day is quite amazing."

Vanuatu wins gold in women’s half marathon

Kuras was followed by Solomon Islands duo Dianah Matekali and Sharon Firisua in second and third place respectively.  

The women’s half marathon was the last event for Vanuatu at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.

Fiji’s Avikash Lal won the men’s event.

Samuel Aragaw of Tahiti won the silver medal and Derek Mandell of Guam won bronze.




Cook Islands Patricia Taea outclasses Pacific sprint queen Toea Wisil

Cook Island’s Patricia Taea has set the first record for her country, winning gold in the Women’s 200m race beating Pacific Champion Toea Wisil from Papua New Guinea in a time of 24.16 seconds.

Wisiltook silver in 25.13 seconds, while her teammate Afure Adah won the bronze medal.

There was high expectation from the crowd for Wisil to get the win but the screaming faded as Taeacrossed the line first in the surprise result.

Taea was elated with her victory.

Malone wins second gold

Malone convincingly won the men's 400 metres T44 and set a Paralympic record of 46.20 seconds.

Malone - known as New Zealand's blade-runner - showed his true power moving through the race and was just too strong to cross the line just ahead of David Behre of Germany and Hunter Woodhall of the USA.

This gold medal today takes Malone's medal haul to two gold and one silver at his first ever Paralympic Games.

The 22-year-old student also won gold in the Men's 200m T44 and silver in the Men's 100m T44.

Favourite Biles settles for bronze

Biles, 19, had been tipped to scoop a record five golds at Rio, but lost her footing after a somersault and had to grab the beam with both hands to save herself from falling off.

She still claimed bronze, but it was 24-year-old Wevers who won the top prize - the Netherlands' first women's individual gymnastics gold.

Biles' fellow American, Laurie Hernandez, won silver.

Biles, a double world champion on the beam, will be back tomorrow morning when she will be favourite to win the floor exercise.

India 'gold man' battered to death

Datta Phuge shot to the limelight in 2013 when he bought a shirt made with more than 3kg of gold and worth $250,000 (£186,943).

A money lender based in western Pune, Mr Phuge was called "the gold man".

Four persons have been detained for questioning. Police suspect a dispute over money have led to the murder.

The police said some 12 people attacked Mr Phuge, 48, in Pune on Thursday night.

PNG's Udia delights crowd with gold effort

He beat Australia’s Francois Etoundi whose attempt to lift 165kg failed. He however succeeded in lifting 166kg.

Udia is now the champion of the 77 kilograms category in the men's weight lifting at the 2015 Pacific Games.

Scoring 302kg Udia also bagged gold for the overall category.

In snatch he took the silver medal while Australia won the gold and the bronze medals.