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$66 million Klimt painting stolen 20 years ago may have been found

DeAgostini/Getty Images(ROME) — The “Portrait of a Lady,” a painting by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt now valued at $66 million, was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy more than 20 years ago.But it may have just been found — and in the external wall of the very gallery from which it was thought pilfered.Investigators…read more »

Lawyers’ attack on hospital in Pakistan leaves 3 dead

iStock(LAHORE, Pakistan) — Dozens of lawyers attacked the Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Pakistan in an escalation of a feud that started last month in a dispute over the care of a lawyer’s relative.Three patients died during Wednesday’s incident after they were left unattended while others, including attendants and nurses, were injured when lawyers went…read more »

Conservatives win landslide majority in UK election

Ramberg/iStock(LONDON) — Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a huge victory in U.K.’s closely watched general election.Britain went to the polls for the third time in five years Thursday to determine who the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit.While early polling suggested the Conservatives would win a narrow majority, in the end the…read more »

Iraqi protesters lynch teenager, string up his corpse

CT757fan/iStock(LONDON) — An angry crowd of protesters killed a teenager and strung up his corpse in the streets of Iraq’s capital on Thursday amid the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, Iraqi officials said.The brutal killing in Baghdad apparently stems from a days-old dispute in which the teen — identified as 17-year-old Haitham Ali Ismael — repeatedly ordered…read more »

Debris from missing Chilean Air Force plane may have been found, officials say

StanRohrer/iStock(LONDON) — Chile’s air force said it has located debris at sea believed to be from its cargo plane that vanished this week with 38 people aboard.The Chilean-flagged vessel Antarctic Endeavour found the debris on Wednesday in the treacherous, icy waters of Drake Passage, about 19 miles south of where the C-130 Hercules aircraft last…read more »

‘Starry night’ toad rediscovered in Colombia after nearly three decades

Global Wildlife Conservation(NEW YORK) — Biologists have rediscovered the “starry night” harlequin toad in Colombia for the first time in nearly three decades after the species was largely wiped out by a deadly fungal pathogen.The toad, characterized by its black and white spots, was photographed in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the tallest coastal…read more »

Archaeologists discover oldest cave painting to tell a story

DanielBendjy/iStock(NEW YORK) — Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the earliest figurative painting known to man, in a cave in Indonesia.It depicts an intricate hunting scene, scholars believe, in which eight small, human-like figures pursue an anoa, a type of buffalo found in Indonesia.The humans have animal features, like snouts and tails, and appear…read more »

China, Turkey top annual list of world’s worst jailers of journalists: Watchdog

iStock(LONDON) — China and Turkey were the world’s most prolific jailers of journalists in 2019, according to a special report released by the press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists this week.The report, described as “a snapshot of those incarcerated at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2019,” found at least 250 journalists imprisoned around the…read more »