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
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signalling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favouritism scandal
A blaze engulfed a 24-story housing block in central London on Wednesday, trapping residents as they slept and killing at least 12 people in an inferno that the fire brigade said was unprecedented in its scale and speed
A huge fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday injuring a number of people
Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 92 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday.
Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function
A man who had been fired in April from his job at an awnings factory near Orlando, Florida, returned to his old workplace on Monday and fatally shot five people
Two Australians and a New Zealander were wounded in a deadly attack by militants in London on Saturday
British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others.
British police said the incident was being treated as a terrorist incident.
A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading his agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.
Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron resoundingly won France's landmark presidential election, first estimates showed Sunday
Delegates started arriving on Wednesday at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Governors
He also urged Republicans to consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support
Negotiators from the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gathered in Canada on Tuesday seeking ways to boost free trade in the region after the United States pulled out of the 12-nation pact.