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Purchaser of Banksy painting that shredded itself plans to keep it

Friday  17:42,   12 october 2018

Sotheby's auction house said the buyer is "proceeding with the purchase at the same price as was achieved in the room on the night" — nearly $1.4 million.The bottom half of the canvas "Girl With Balloon" — one of Banksy's most famous works —... >>>

Alleged Khashoggi, Kim Jong Nam assassinations show nations can often kill with impunity

Friday  16:36,   12 october 2018

Hands doused with nerve agent, radioactive tea, a poison dart hidden in an umbrella. The alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country's Istanbul consulate -- if found to be true -- is only the latest in a series of blatant... >>>

Pope Accepts Wuerl’s Resignation as Washington Archbishop, but Calls Him a Model Bishop

Friday  14:30,   12 october 2018

Despite demands to oust Cardinal Wuerl over sexual abuse scandals, Pope Francis praised him as a model leader.But instead of making an example of Cardinal Wuerl, who was named in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report that accused church leaders of >>>

Saudi delegation in Turkey for talks on missing writer

Friday  13:54,   12 october 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of an investigation into missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi... >>>

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Was Abducted in Tanzania

Friday  13:27,   12 october 2018

Africa’s youngest billionaire was abducted by masked gunmen outside a hotel in Tanzania’s main city of Dar Es Salaam on Thursday, BBC reports.Authorities have arrested three gunmen, including two foreign nationals, in connection with the kidnapping... >>>

Air India plane hits wall on take off

Friday  12:52,   12 october 2018

An Air India Boeing 737 aircraft was damaged after hitting an airport wall during take off on a flight from Trichy to Dubai on Friday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

Friday  12:27,   12 october 2018

At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday.More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all... >>>

Pik Botha, global face of South Africa's apartheid state, dies at 86

Friday  11:27,   12 october 2018

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa's reviled apartheid government as Pretoria's minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son.By turns... >>>

'Looked like 9/11 Australia': Terrifying moment C-17 plane flies towards buildings – as the stunt is slammed as 'stupid and dangerous'

Friday  11:03,   12 october 2018

Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise buildings during a major festival.Office workers were left terrified after a Royal Australian Air Force plane flew just metres from high-rise >>>

Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Friday  10:30,   12 october 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula.The war ended in 1953 with an armistice but a peace treaty was never... >>>

UK weather: Storm Callum brings rain and 76mph winds to Britain

Friday  10:03,   12 october 2018

South Korea hosts an international fleet review off the coast of Jeju with 19 naval ships from 12 countries, while Japan decides not to take part. No reporter... >>>

Exclusive: Five Eyes intelligence alliance builds coalition to counter China

Friday  09:28,   12 october 2018

The five nations in the world's leading intelligence-sharing network have been exchanging classified information on China's foreign activities with other like-minded countries since the start of the year, seven officials in four capitals... >>>

Australia assigns warship to enforce North Korean sanctions

Friday  09:01,   12 october 2018

Australia has assigned a guided missile frigate to the East China Sea to boast international efforts to enforce sanctions against North Korea, an Australian officer said on Friday.Australian Defense Force Chief of Joint Operations, Air Marshall Mel... >>>

Tornadoes and hail damage Australian towns

Friday  07:57,   12 october 2018

The "supercell" storm injured four people as it shattered car windscreens and tore apart roofs.The dangerous weather system hit the state's south-east on Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)... >>>

Trump, Xi meeting in November getting on track

Friday  07:54,   12 october 2018

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are looking more likely to meet late next month at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires to discuss their escalating trade dispute, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The White House... >>>