Banksy painting ‘self-destructs’ moments after being sold for $1.4 million at auction

For an artist who's known for his stunts, this could be Banksy's most perfect art world prank. After the gavel fell Friday at Sotheby's auction...

Emperor Akihito becomes first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years

Japan's Emperor Akihito formally abdicated Tuesday during a historic ceremony in Tokyo, becoming the country's first monarch to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne in two...

Toxic moonshine kills 133 people and leaves hundreds hospitalized in India

At least 133 people have died and more than 200 others have been hospitalized after consuming tainted alcohol in India, officials said. The victims consumed...

Brexit talks collapse after Theresa May and Labour Party fail to reach deal

Brexit talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party have broken down, pitching the UK further into political disarray. Labour...

The business trends shaping Africa in 2019 — and beyond

The performance of some of Africa's largest economies in 2018 does not inspire confidence for the year ahead. Nigeria has endured a slow recovery from...

Boy thrown off balcony at Mall of America is ‘alert and conscious’

The 5-year-old who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota earlier this month is 'alert and conscious,' his family said. "All...

Protesters in Athens hurl petrol bombs at police over Macedonia name deal

Police and demonstrators clashed in Athens' Syntagma square on Sunday, as tens of thousands protested against the naming of Greece's northern neighbor as "Northern...

Missionaries and nurses trapped in Haiti as protests sweep country

Ongoing street protests sweeping through Haiti have left 24 Canadian missionaries and another group of nurses among the visitors stranded in the Caribbean country. The...

Controversy over Australia’s refugee camps grows as senior doctor departs

A senior doctor who was caring for asylum seekers detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru has left the country, amid...

Lawyer wins Goldman Prize for risking his life to protect Liberia’s forests

A Liberian lawyer, who stopped the destruction of over half a million acres of the country's tropical forests, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment...

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