The painting, which once sold for a mere $125, was only recently rediscovered. It was the last da Vinci left in private hands and fetched more than four times the Christie's pre-sale estimate of about $100 million
Time Magazine named U.S. President-elect Donald Trump its person of the year on Wednesday
At least 25 people were killed and dozens were missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the northern Indonesian province of Aceh on Wednesday
Dozens of buildings collapsed on Wednesday in Indonesia's northern province of Aceh, when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck in the early hours.
The United Nations launched a record humanitarian appeal on Monday, asking for $22.2 billion in 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday asked parliament to find a way for her to give up power and decide when she should step down amid an influence-peddling scandal, but the opposition said she was just trying to avoid impeachment
An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including a Brazilian football team, crashed in central Colombia
A lottery ticket sold in Tennessee had the winning numbers for a $421 million Powerball jackpot, one of the biggest on record, officials said after Saturday's draw
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader, died on Friday, his brother, President Raul Castro announced to the nation. He was 90.
At least 40 people have died after a platform under construction at a power plant's cooling tower in eastern China's Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday
When massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan's northeastern coast more than five years ago, about 18,000 people perished, prompting authorities to revise warning systems and evacuation plans to try to save more lives
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump released a video on Monday laying out actions he will take on his first day in office on Jan. 20, including withdrawing the United States from a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011
A bus carrying elementary students home from school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, crashed on Monday afternoon, killing at least six children and sending nearly two dozen to a hospital with injuries
An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country's worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors
The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency