The sale price more than doubled the previous record for an art sale at auction, US$179.4 million for a Picasso . But Prince Mohammed is identified as the painting's buyer in USA intelligence reports, the newspaper said. The news initially made a splash on Twitter with many questioning how Prince Bader could afford such an expensive purchase with his lower ranking position in the royal family.
A man who had his head cemented inside a microwave by his friends had to be rescued by firefighters after the prank almost went wrong. Watch Commander Shaun Dakin , the officer in charge of the crew who responded, said: "As amusing as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured".
For Pantone , it's swatch 18-3838, otherwise known as "Ultra Violet". Lee Eisenman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute , told Co.Design that the complexity of purple fits the current state of the world that we live in. (I can attest-the walls of my teenage bedroom were splashed, floor to ceiling, in a rich, moody tone not dissimilar to Ultra Violet and fittingly dubbed Purple Rain.) An Ultra Violet interior can make a grand gesture; conversely, used sparingly as an accent, ...
The embassy's statement comes after the Turnbull government vowed to curb foreign influence in Australian politics, and after Labor's Sam Dastyari was banished to the opposition backbenches over his dealings with a Chinese businessman. The attorney general, George Brandis , said on Tuesday the crackdown was in response to advice from Australian intelligence agencies. Senator Dastyari, who was demoted last week, then misrepresented Australia's policy on China's sweeping territorial claims ...
Amid indications that Mr Abbas may withdraw from a planned meeting later this month, a White House aide said Mr Pence "still plans to meet with Abbas as scheduled" and "believes it would be counterproductive for him to pull out of the meeting".
Zuma was tried and acquitted of raping Fezekile Kuzwayo, also know as Khwezi, 11 years ago, when she was a guest in his home. "Having evaluated the totality of the evidence, the court acquitted the President of the rape charges", the statement reads.
China's exports and imports increased at surprisingly strong rates in November, with expansion in overseas shipments hitting their highest point in eight months, indicating solid foreign demand, official figures showed Friday. Imports had been expected to rise 11.3 per cent, softening from an 17.2 per cent gain seen in October, with the trade surplus forecast at $35.0 billion last month from October's $38.185 billion.
A woman aged in her 30s who was with Shigenaga Tomioka attacked and stabbed the driver of the auto with a Japanese sword, police said. A bloodied Samurai sword was reportedly found at the scene. The accomplice attacked the driver with a samurai sword and pursued him as he ran out of the temple grounds and about 100 metres down a road, police said.
Kirchner was accused of covering-up by the late judge Alberto Nisman after signing, as Argentinean President, a bilateral agreement with the Iranian government to establish a truth commission to clarify the facts surrounding the attack. Kirchner's leftist alliance in the Senate has a total of 32 seats in the 72-seat Senate, but only around a dozen senators are in the Kirchner camp.
A First Alert Day remains in effect for Friday with a damp, cold, and raw day ahead. Wet ground from previous days rains combined with the rain that will remain mixed in with the sleet and snow should result in any wintry weather melting upon contact with surfaces tomorrow , so travel issues do no look to be a problem here in Southwest Louisiana.
Hopes of a breakthrough after a week of wrangling were boosted yesterday after European Council president Donald Tusk announced he would make a Brexit statement at 7.50am today (6.50am in the UK ). Earlier on Thursday evening, a UK Government source said: "We're not there yet". DUP chief whip Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said: "Discussions are ongoing".
The killings shocked the community, with police swarming the area amid fears that a serial killer was on the loose. In a Hillsborough County courtroom Thursday morning, Judge Margaret Taylor ordered Howell Donaldson Jr . In an earlier interview with 10News, he said: "If you are a parent asked to testify against your child, what would you do?" A pretrial detention hearing scheduled for Tuesday was canceled because the case has not yet been assigned to a division.
In response to questions regarding her working with Allen despite the allegations, Winslet said in an interview with The New York Times , "I didn't know Woody and I don't know anything about that family". (It felt more like bad Arthur Miller to me, maybe "A View from the Ferris Wheel?") There's a generous reading of the movie going around suggesting that this all might be an intentionally lousy play penned by our novice narrator, but I'm not buying it.
On Dec. 4, the US and South Korea kicked off their largest joint air exercise yet, dubbed Vigilant Ace 18, involving hundreds of aircraft and tends of thousands of troops on the ground. The White House might certainly consider sort of attempt to launch a disarming strike against North Korea. The Trump Administration does not seem to consider the North Korean dictator to be a rational actor, and therefore, seems to believe he can not be deterred.
Deepak said. However, Dr Sanjeev Gupta of Aggarwal Hospital said that baby was of just 22 weeks and it was hard for him to survive from the start as he needed too much support. Gupta said that the boy had died from multiple organ dysfunction. "Had the baby not been exposed for so many hours after his birth, maybe we could have probably prolonged his life", Gupta added.
Tillerson insisted the USA could never overlook Russia's "attempted annexation" of Crimea or Moscow's military intrusion in eastern Ukraine. "We can have differences in other arenas, in Syria, we can have differences in other areas", he said.
While overall homelessness increased by 0.7% nationally since 2016, since 2010 there was a decline of 13.1%. Of the latest count, 193,000 people had no access to nightly shelter and instead they were staying in vehicles, tents, the streets and other places defined as uninhabitable.
Going into the final set of fixtures on Wednesday, there were still four places up for grabs, and they were taken by Liverpool , Sevilla , Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto . As such, the Blues will now get a more hard draw in the next round of the competition. Conte reckons it will take a special effort to be crowned Europe's top dog, despite beating the odds in the Premier League last season.
The Israeli armed forces denied live ammunition was used. Israeli security forces are reportedly preparing ahead of Friday prayers in Jerusalem after a number of security assessments concluded that tomorrow (Friday) will likely be more chaotic than today .
As massive fires rage to the north and east of Los Angeles, a brush fire has broken out east of the 405 freeway near homes and cultural institutions. Here a vehicle passes by a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast near Ventura, California, about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
The blaze appears to be moving and growing extremely rapidly. It's unclear where those horses came from. "They turned horses loose to keep them out of the fire and they [were] running around on the track-that's what I heard". Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! Britney Eurton, a reporter with horse-racing channel TVG, tweeted that Del Mar officials were preparing to take in as many San Luis Rey horses as possible.
Hundreds are expected to protest President Donald Trump's attendance at the opening ceremony of Mississippi's history and civil rights museums. The duo said that the civil rights struggles represented in the new museum "exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi" but President Trump's "disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts" of Mississippi's greatest civil rights champions.
The statement further said, 'As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U. Diplomatic staff in Israel meanwhile have been banned from traveling to the West Bank and Old City over Palestinian riots.
The tennis champion isn't the only celebrity to speak out about breastfeeding. Her tweet was inundated with responses from other mothers, who all opened up about their experiences... They will name three of those buildings after important athletes and coaches, including two-time Olympic gold medal-winning track star Sebastian Coe , and legendary Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski .
Capping off a week on the witness stand in an Iran sanctions case, gold trader Reza Zarrab recounted an attempt to assassinate him inside a US prison because of his testimony that has implicated Turkey's president and ministers in billions of illicit transactions.
The remaining 65 professionals (including ties) proceed to the final two rounds, which will be played on Saturday and Sunday at Firethorn Course. Burmester finished the previous campaign with a top-four finish at the DP World Tour Championship and was T27 in last week's Mauritius Open.
The delay underscored the clout that conservatives wield within the House GOP as the party aims to push legislation through the House and Senate this week to keep federal agencies functioning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after returning to the Capitol that while an agreement on spending limits wasn't reached, "We agreed that we want to resolve all of these issues in the next couple of weeks".
Evacuation orders first issued Tuesday were affecting about 110,000 households, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She and her family were given just enough time to gather some necessities but not their horses, Padilla said. The fire also forced a mass evacuation of large animals, primarily horses but also others such as alpacas. Two evacuation centers were opened: Sylmar Recreation Center at 13109 Borden Ave.in Sylmar, and Sunland Senior Center at 8640 Fenwick St.in Sunland.
Right now, it is unclear why he is stepping down, but sources say there have been rumors of inappropriate behavior . "The statement will explain". Thursday evening Franks declined to confirm to a gaggle of reports that he plans to resign.
The attacks come one day after President Donald Trump controversially announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. Jerusalem's status is among the most hard issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the USA traditional position has been that it must be negotiated between the two sides.
ISIL is an alternative abbreviation for the militant group. The general also said that Russian forces had in recent days been fighting alongside Kurdish forces near the Syria-Iraq border. Putin had said in November that Russian Federation would start focusing on political reform as part of a "new stage" in the conflict. Russian Federation launched an air campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in 2015.
London [U.K.], December 8 (ANI): It's definitely a good year for Ed Sheeran as the two-time Grammy victor has recently been honoured with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ( MBE ) for a glittering musical career and charity work by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace .
The fire could reach the Simi Valley area due to heavy winds, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement . However, they provided good news during the 7 a.m. After being evacuated, residents of the Stevenson Ranch community were allowed to return to their homes. The fire was at 1,000 acres about 1:15 p.m.
One of the victims may have been riding a bike, police say. The NYPD says six people were transported to area hospitals. None of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Police and fire departments are at the scene and the driver of the vehicle is in custody. It wasn't clear what caused the driver to jump the curb. Police are questioning the driver.
Sanders, one of Trump's sharpest critics, was speaking after calling on Democratic Senator Al Franken to step down amid a series of allegations of sexual misconduct. Trump later apologized for the remarks and described them as "locker room" talk. "There were a lot of questions on that - frankly, pretty ridiculous questions", Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing.
Rallies are taking place across the country to protect 'dreamers , ' undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children. Snyder, a Republican , has been a longtime immigrant advocate, pointing to immigrants as a boon to the state economy and part of the solution to its sluggish recovery in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 housing market collapse.
Yashar Ali reported for HuffPost that a woman who worked with Ford said she was interviewed by Morgan Stanley's HR department for a probe on misconduct. Ford apologized and agreed not to email the woman anymore. Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee. Ford is also a paid political analyst for MSNBC and is a frequent contributor on " Morning Joe ".
This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. Just months after the nation's deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas, the House passed a bill that would expand gun rights. This bill requires a response to an appeal within 60 days.
In the list of countries regularly violate the obligation of readmission of migrants are Poland , the Czech Republic and Hungary . the European Commission has unsuccessfully tried for several months to achieve results in meeting its obligations from these countries, after which transferred the case to the European court.
And as Storm Caroline looks set to blow in, gusts of up to 110kph are forecast for Donegal , Galway, Mayo and Kerry today as weather chiefs issued a Status Yellow warning until 11pm tonight . It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds. A weather front from the north is to hit the country in the next few days with Friday set to be one of the coldest days of the winter to date.
During a visit to the Jallianwala Bagh memorial and garden, the Mayor paid his respects to those who were killed there in 1919, and made it clear that, nearly 100 years on from the terrible event, the British Government should formally apologise on behalf of the British politicians of the time.
Korean Air said the pilots on two of its flights bound for Seoul "saw a flash and everyone is assuming it should be the missile because of the timing". In August, Air France-KLM expanded its no-fly zone around North Korea after a missile test. Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that preemptive war in North Korea is "becoming more likely" as the country's improving missile technology presents an increasing threat.
Before a state retrial and a federal trial, Slager in May pleaded guilty to violating Scott's civil rights in federal court. There was a tasering and a tussle, and when the unarmed Scott managed to run away, Slager fired eight shots from behind, killing him.
David was face-to-face with Davis Wednesday when he filed docs for the position of Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky - the position Davis now holds. He said to the Washington Post , "My commitment to Rowan County is to restore professional leadership, fairness, and responsibility to the clerk's office".
On Facebook , the sheriff's office asked people to "please avoid the area". "We will update this as we learn more", the post said . Police did not provide details on the status of the shooting suspect or victims. The extent of injuries in the school is unknown at this time. No injured people have been transported from Aztec High School to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, according to hospital spokeswoman Laura Werbner.
Genocide is defined by the United Nations as "acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group". Zeid al-Hussein had previously described the campaign by Myanmar's military as "textbook" ethnic cleansing. Bangladesh now hosts about one million Rohingya.
We do know that had this been any other American president, whose speech slurred inexplicably towards the end of a public appearance, there would be immediate public speculation about his health, and immediate demands for the White House to explain the incident the president experienced today.
As Aiyar's remarks that Modi was a " neech aadmi " (low man) in the context of his criticism of the Congress vis-a-vis B.R. Ambedkar snowballed, the Prime Minister referred to it in an election meeting in Surat and attacked the Congress leader, saying he called him a " neech jaati" (low caste).
Commenting on the Mayor's response, Ms Pidgeon said: "Sadiq Khan likes to boast about the start of the London Overground night service but he can not hide away from the fact Londoners have always been promised a Boxing Day service on the London Overground".
Booker was guarding Raptors guard Fred VanVleet around midcourt when he pulled up wincing. This means the Suns are going to have to part ways with one of their active-roster players to get down to 15. Now in his third season, Booker's production will definitely be missed and will impact Phoenix. On Saturday, he scored 38 points in a losing effort to the Celtics, while his season-high 46 points led the Suns to a road victory over the Sixers on Monday.