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$450 million Leonardo painting headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

(NEW YORK) -- The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will soon be home to a rare, privately owned work by Leonardo da Vinci that recently sold for $450.3 million at auction.

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Palestinians, Israeli forces clash after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

(JERUSALEM) -- Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military faced off in the West Bank Thursday -- separated by a line of burning tires spewing black smoke into the air -- a day after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s c... Read More

Dangerous winds, snow come to the UK with Storm Caroline

(LONDON) -- A large storm system named Caroline is moving to the north of the United Kingdom Thursday, with fierce and possibly life-threatening winds that are gusting more than 90 mph.

The U.K.'s national weather service, The Met Office, ... Read More

$450 million Leonardo painting headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

(ABU DHABI, United Arab Emerates) -- The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will soon be home to a rare, privately owned work by Leonardo da Vinci that recently sold for $450.3 million at auction.

The museum tweeted Thursday, ... Read More

Japanese nursery school hit by possible US aircraft part

(OKINAWA, Japan) -- The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, a unit of the U.S. Marine Corps, is investigating reports that an object from a U.S. military aircraft fell onto the roof of the Midorigaoka Nursery School in Okinawa, Japan, Thursday morning.
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Australian Parliament approves same-sex marriage following lengthy national debate

(SYDNEY, Australia) -- Marriage equality is now a reality in Australia. The country's parliament voted on Thursday to allow same-sex marriage in the commonwealth country.

The House of Representatives passed the bill to change the definitio... Read More

Man accused of encouraging terror plot against Prince George

(LONDON) -- A British national accused of encouraging extremists to target Prince George at school pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Wednesday.

Husnain Rashid was charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and one co... Read More

Putin says Russia will not boycott 2018 Winter Olympics after ban

(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the country's authorities will not stop its athletes competing under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ending the prospect that Russia might boycott the games in response to the Internat... Read More

London bus driver says jogger who pushed woman 'maybe had a bad day'

(LONDON) -- The driver of a London bus who witnessed a jogger shove a woman in front of his bus last May is speaking out about the incident.

“Maybe he had a bad day, and the first lady he saw in his way just decided to push her?&rdqu... Read More

Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' steps into public eye for the first time

(NEW YORK) -- The oldest near-complete fossil of a human ancestor ever found in southern Africa was unveiled to the public for the first time Wednesday.

"Little Foot," named after the small foot bones, dates back 3.67 million years and is ... Read More

Vladimir Putin confirms re-election bid

(MOSCOW) -- Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he will indeed run for re-election as president of Russia in March.

Speaking with workers at a factory, Putin said that he would "put forward my candidacy for the president of the Russian... Read More

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital in historic move

(WASHINGTON) -- In a momentous shift of United States foreign policy in the Middle East, President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and initiated the process of relocating the U.S. embassy to the city... Read More

Scientists discover the universe's most distant supermassive black hole

(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have discovered the farthest known supermassive blackhole, believed to have been created just 690 million years after the Big Bang.

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US embassies beef up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

(JERUSALEM) -- Several teams of U.S. Marines will reinforce security at some American embassies in the Middle East, according to U.S. officials, in advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement that the U.S. embassy in Israel is mov... Read More