NEW YORK, Dec 7: A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.

JERUSALEM, Dec 6:  America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

SANAA, Dec 5: The killing of Yemen’s longtime strongman and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country’s Shiite rebels as their alliance crumbled amid street clashes in the capital, Sanaa, has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

WASHINGTON, Dec 5: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

MADRID, Dec 4: A Spanish judge on Monday ordered that four prominent members of the Catalan independence movement should remain in custody, including the no. 2 of the ousted regional government, who will campaign in a polarized regional election from a jail near Madrid.

NEW DELHI, Dec 4: Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, submitted nomination papers Monday to succeed his mother as president of the main opposition Congress party, which previously governed the country for decades.

SEOUL, Dec 4: The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to “the brink of nuclear war”, ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.

LONDON, Dec 3: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya is set to face an extradition hearing in London that should determine whether he is sent back to India to face money laundering allegations related to the collapse of several of his businesses.

SEOUL, Dec 3:  At least 13 people were dead and two missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat collided with a refueling vessel and capsized, the coast guard said.

President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, now suggesting he knew at the time that Flynn had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russians during the presidential transition.