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Interestingly, Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism gave the prince a budget of $500 million to obtain the painting, which is nearly impossible to fathom as the painting which previously held the record for most expensive was Picasso's "Women of Algiers", which sold for $179 million.
  • IMF's Lagarde tells Ukraine president to speed up reforms

    IMF's Lagarde tells Ukraine president to speed up reforms

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    Yanukovych. Mr. Lutsenko, the prosecutor general, this week accused him of receiving $500,000 for his political activities from a fugitive Ukrainian businessman close to Mr. "Mikheil Saakashvili won yesterday, and he won not when the Ukrainian people released him from the police minivan, but when he was arrested". If found guilty, he could face up to five years in jail.
  • N Korea Agrees To Communicate Regularly With UN At Various Levels

    N Korea Agrees To Communicate Regularly With UN At Various Levels

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    He arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a stay expected to last four or five days. North Korea hates such displays of American military might at close range and typically uses strong language to condemn them as invasion rehearsals. State media also said Feltman visited a Pyongyang maternity hospital and a "disease prevention" facility, but left out mention of details around his meeting with foreign ministry officials.
  • Republican congressman expected to resign over sexual misconduct claims

    Republican congressman expected to resign over sexual misconduct claims

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    He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. Franks told Roll Call that he will be making an announcement later in the day, but did not elaborate. Two Republican consultants say Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress. "Half of all black children are aborted", Franks infamously said in 2010 .
  • IIHS Releases 2018 Top Vehicle Safety Picks

    IIHS Releases 2018 Top Vehicle Safety Picks

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    The requirements for the highest-tier were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes , the IIHS said. To qualify for either award, vehicles must earn the a good rating in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint evaluations, as well as earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.
  • Instagram Launched Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

    Instagram Launched Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

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    Story Highlights lets you show all the sides of your personality, and you can make highlights out of anything you've shared to your story in the past. By tapping the new icon, users can access both archived Stories and posts. Yesterday, Instagram launched two new features which would change its famous Stories for the better.
  • US Sens. Reed, Whitehouse call on Sen. Franken to resign

    US Sens. Reed, Whitehouse call on Sen. Franken to resign

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    As the nation grapples with allegations of persistent sexual harassment by powerful men, the resignation of not just one but possibly two prominent Democratic lawmakers would suggest tolerance for lawmakers accused of harassment is waning on Capitol Hill, which has been criticized as soft on perpetrators compared with the private sector.
  • Man remanded in custody over plot to kill British PM (Second Lead)

    Man remanded in custody over plot to kill British PM (Second Lead)

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    Addressing the Cabinet, Parker reportedly said the IS had been defeated in Syria and Iraq but was continuing to orchestrate attacks on Britain. Rahman appeared in Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London along with Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from the central city of Birmingham, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State, PA said.
  • Pizza Hut starts delivering beer and wine in Arizona

    Pizza Hut starts delivering beer and wine in Arizona

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    Oh, and fun fact: if you're sitting there wondering how your delivery driver is possibly going to show up with a hot pizza and a cold beer, know that Pizza Hut is a few steps ahead of you. Nevertheless, the move by Pizza Hut to offer delivery of beer and wine will take a bit of logistical coordination. Numerous company's restaurants already have the necessary license to serve and distribute booze .
  • Evacuation orders issued for almost 200k as Los Angeles fires rage

    Evacuation orders issued for almost 200k as Los Angeles fires rage

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    Meanwhile Rupert Murdoch's estate- which is one of the most expensive in the Los Angeles city limits- has also been evacuated. The immediate zone around the building is kept green with fire-resistant plants, and the expansive acreage surrounding the campus is rigorously kept clear of grasses.
  • Arkansas hires SMU's Morris as head coach

    Arkansas hires SMU's Morris as head coach

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    Following the 2010 season he headed to Clemson as Dabo Swinney's offensive coordinator from 2011-14. Morris brings a wide-open up-tempo spread offense the likes of which Donald W. Crowe, who had gone 5-15 at Livingston (now West Alabama), had a 9-15 record at Arkansas, including a loss to The Citadel in the 1992 season opener, the Razorbacks' first game as a member of the Southeastern Conference.
  • MI congressman John Conyers accused of sexually harassing staffer and her cousin

    MI congressman John Conyers accused of sexually harassing staffer and her cousin

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    In a tweet , Southfield attorney Arnold Reed said he has talked to Conyers, D-Detroit, and that "we will make an announcement" at 10:15 a.m. ET Tuesday on Mildred Gaddis' show on WPZR-FM. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dug herself into a hole when she defended Conyers on Meet The Press . Conyers has continued to deny the women's accounts, and his lawyer said Conyers would not pay back the settlement money that was paid to Brown at taxpayer expense.
  • Special counsel details $3.2 million in spending on Russian Federation case

    Special counsel details $3.2 million in spending on Russian Federation case

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    Both reports said Mueller issued the subpoena several weeks ago. Deutsche Bank, which has loaned the Trump organisation millions of dollars for real estate ventures, said it would not comment on any of its clients. CNN Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju tweeted that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee actually blocked the Trump finances subpoena, refusing to order Deutsche Bank to hand over the Trump Organization's financial records.
  • Arctic Air to Bring 60mph Winds and Snow Later in the Week

    Arctic Air to Bring 60mph Winds and Snow Later in the Week

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    A dense fog advisory is in effect for parts of central and south Alabama early this morning; the foggy mornings have been the result of a persistent pattern with a clear sky, light wind, wet ground and temperatures falling to the dewpoints during the early morning hours.
  • Cyclone Ockhi: 531 fishermen rescued

    Cyclone Ockhi: 531 fishermen rescued

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    Alert has been issued for fishermen in Maharashtra and Gujarat. A total of 357 fishermen, including 71 from Tamil Nadu, stranded in sea due to Cyclone Ockhi, were rescued, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. Hundreds of women protested on the roads in Neerodi village, demanding the authorities trace their loved ones who are still missing since Ockhi struck southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala on November 30.
  • North Korea seeks USA recognition as nuclear weapons state

    North Korea seeks USA recognition as nuclear weapons state

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    Haley earlier this week warned North Korea's leadership it would be "utterly destroyed" if war were to break out after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced missile, putting the United States mainland within range, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
  • Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

    Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

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    The last supermoon occurred approximately a year ago on December 14. Astronomers say the best time to check it out is either right after sunset or minutes before the next sunrise. "It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon'". National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials had said that supermoon was seen 70 years ago however, the force of attraction was the strongest resulting in high tides than usual.