October 4, 2019

Priceless 18th century crown will return home after 21 years abroad

MarkRubens/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An 18th century Ethiopian crown will return to Addis Ababa after more than two decades abroad, hidden away in a Dutch apartment. For 21 years, former Ethiopian refugee Sirak Afsaw guarded the piece at his home in Rotterdam, Netherlands, before enlisting the help of Arthur Brand, a Dutch art detective known as the "Indiana Jones of the art world," to help construct a plan for the crown's safe journey home. Afsaw, who fled the East African country in 1978 durin..
October 4, 2019

ABC News Hong Kong crew misidentified in viral social media photo

ABC News(HONG KONG) -- A photograph circulating on social media misidentifies Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell and an ABC News crew as "external advisers" and "an operational support team" for protesters in Hong Kong. The picture was taken on Tuesday apparently from an apartment building at the intersection of Star Street and Monmouth Path in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong, next to the Three Pacific Place office building. The photo also misidentifies a vehicle used by the ABC News te..
October 3, 2019

Banksy depicting British politicians as apes sold for record $12.2 million

iStock(LONDON) -- A painting depicting British politicians as monkeys has become the most expensive artwork to date by street artist Banksy, as it was sold for 9.9 million pounds ($12.2 million) at the London auction house Sotheby’s. The sale of "Devolved Parliament" smashed the artist's previous sale record by a huge margin, surpassing the work "Keep it Spotless," which was sold for $1.8 million in Sotheby’s New York in 2008. The oil-on-canvas painting, which stands at 13 feet, was only es..
October 3, 2019

19-year-old charged in massacre of up to 20 kangaroos in Australia: Police

iStock(NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia) -- Australian police have arrested a 19-year-old man they say is responsible for the deaths of up to 20 kangaroos in one night. The massacre occurred on Saturday after the suspect allegedly hit and killed them with a vehicle between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., according to a press release by the New South Wales Police Force. Police began receiving reports of multiple dead kangaroos on the road the next morning, police said. Photos published by local media show m..