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Gold

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold standards have provided a basis for monetary policies. It also has been linked to a variety of symbolisms and ideologies. Read More

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Articles About Gold

Actor Jim Parsons accepts the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award for "The Big Bang Theory" at the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
The Big Bang Theory: Mayim Bialik Talks about Sheldon, Amy Kiss in Season 7 [KISS VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The fans' favourite Shamy couple finally kissed in "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7. The episode 15,"The Locomotive Manipulation," of the last season saw Amy [Mayim Bialik] and Sheldon [Jim Parsons] joining Bernadette [Melissa ... (7:18 pm)

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, 64, was diagnosed in 1992 and underwent a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy. Her 2005 album, "Stronger than Before" promoted breast cancer awareness. She also introduced the "Olivi
A Mother Of Two Dies While Undergoing Stem Cell Treatment

By IBTimes AU

Kellie van Meurs, a mother-of-two from Brisbane, died while undergoing stem cell treatment in Russia. (6:45 pm)

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Honda MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia celebrates winning the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island October 28, 2012.
Australia’s Richest People Under 30 in 2014

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

At under 30 years old, these individuals seem to have it all. (4:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

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The Last of Us Gets an Exclusive PS4; Movie Cast Suggests Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark as Ellie

By IBTimes AU

“The Last of Us” has an exclusive bundle in Canada and a one-of-a-kind version with Naughty Dog. Also, the movie has been confirmed, with one possible casting already in the works. (2:55 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SONY

Australia's gold medallist Mitch Larkin (C), silver medallist Josh Beaver (L) and bronze medallist Matson Lawson pose with their medals in the men's 200m Backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jim
Commonwealth Games 2014: Australia Makes Clean Sweep in 100m Freestyle in Swimming Finals, Bags More Medals

By IBTimes AU

Australia reached the top in the 100m freestyle final on Monday morning at the Commonwealth Games 2014, winning the gold, silver and bronze medal in a dominant display in the pool. (2:13 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

Britain's Prince Harry (2nd L), Prince William (2nd R) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a boxing match at the SECC during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2014.
Commonwealth Games 2014 Live Stream (Boxing) – Aussies Moloney and Goodall Aim for Gold Medal Match

By IBTimes AU

Glasgow 2014 – Andrew Moloney and Joe Goodall have made the semifinal round of their respective weight divisions in the boxing competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (12:58 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, NIGERIA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Victoria Beckham (C) watches the men's singles final tennis match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 6, 2014
Victoria Beckham's 6.5M Worth of Diamond Engagement Rings From David, A Posh Life Indeed

By IBTimes AU

Victoria Beckham is definitely leading the posh life as reports claimed she reportedly owns $6.5 million worth of engagement rings from her husband David Beckham. (12:21 pm)

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PlayStation 4 Controller is Displayed at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
PS4 Games: Uncharted 4 Gets an Awesome Artist and Upcoming Info, More PS4 Games Listed for Gamescom

By IBTimes AU

“Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” is, quite possibly, in the hands of a great artist, and slated to get more information at Gamescom. The August event may also be looking at debuts of more PS4 games. (11:56 am)

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An Israeli soldier stands at a staging area after crossing back into Israel from Gaza
Global Markets Overview – July 30, 2014

By IG Markets

The week has been building to today's macro events with Washington taking centre stage; however I do need to concentrate on the developments overnight. (9:37 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, DOW JONES, FTSE, ISRAEL, TWITTER

A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district
iPhone 6 New Release Imminent as Apple Enters Mid-August Production with New 24-Karat Gold iPhone 6

By IBTimes AU

Apple's bid for the high end market intensified as reports about a new 24-karat gold iPhone 6 emerge. According to recent information, Luxury maker Brikk has went ahead of the release posting new pre-order system for the gold and platinum versions of the upcoming flagship. (9:21 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, DIAMONDS