December 16, 2019

Millions of dollars of jewelry stolen from home of British billionaire heiress

Andrius Kaziliunas/iStock(LONDON) -- Jewelry believed to be worth tens of millions of dollars has been stolen from the house of British billionaire heiress Tamara Eccleston in London after she left the home for the Christmas holidays. Ecclestone, 35, the daughter of the former billionaire chief executive of Formula One worth an estimated $4.2 billion, Bernie Ecclestone, had reportedly left her home in West London for the Christmas holidays when the thieves struck Friday. Reports in the Sun, a Br..
December 14, 2019

New Zealand volcano death toll climbs to 15, as divers search for more bodies

dan_prat/iStock(WHAKATANE, New Zealand) -- Another person has died from their injuries in the deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island, bringing the confirmed fatalities to 15, police said Saturday. The bodies of two people are still unaccounted and divers have been deployed into the waters surrounding the island to search for them. So far, authorities have retrieved the bodies of six tourists from the volcanic island during a major operation that began at first light on Frida..
December 13, 2019

$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 said they're remaining cautious as they await the results of high-tech X-rays to verify the work's authenticity, after which questions on how it went missing and ..
December 13, 2019

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 amok to settle a score between their group and doctors who took part in a brawl at the same hospital last month. “They came prepared,..