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Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ “Salvator Mundi” sold for a record-smashing $ 450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie’s in New York — more than double the old mark for any work of art at auction. FILE PHOTO: Members of Christie’s staff pose for pictures next to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting which will be auctioned by Christie’s in New York in November, in London, Britain October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls The painting, which once sold for a mere $ 125, was only recently rediscovered. ...

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New York Times' Jesse Drucker: Following the money is a collaborative effort

Upholding the journalistic imperative “follow the money” in 2017 is more complicated as ever, as transactions are shrouded in secrecy and often rely on an intricate web of offshore activities. “There’s essentially a parallel universe of how a certain segment of the world conducts its business and how it creates and guards its wealth,” the New York Times’ Jesse Drucker told Brian Stelter in this week’s edition of the Reliable Sources podcast. Drucker is part of a group of reporters across 95 newsrooms worldwide who are writing stories based on ...

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The New York attack suspect drove for Lyft as well as Uber

Video shows horror of New York attack The suspect in the deadly terror attack in New York wasn’t only a driver for Uber. He also worked for its rival Lyft. Lyft said late Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov drove for its ride-hailing app in the past but that it deactivated his account as soon as he was identified as a suspect in the attack. Saipov, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan who was living in New Jersey, has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in connection with Tuesday’s attack in Manhattan in which ...

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New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism

Media playback is unsupported on your device An Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down in a truck. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is also accused of providing material support and resources to Islamic State (IS) group. He was shot and injured by police at the scene of the attack, and received treatment in hospital. Prosecutors say he spoke freely to them, waiving his right to avoid self-incrimination while in custody. Tuesday afternoon’s attack saw ...

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New York gallery for 'Nina' caricaturist Hirschfeld breached contract: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a non-profit exhibiting art by Al Hirschfeld had the right to terminate its contract with a Manhattan gallery that had sold works by the late theater and screen caricaturist for more than four decades. FILE PHOTO: Legendary caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, 98, speaks with a reporter, prior to an exhibition of his works at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. on October 24, 2001. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen/File Photo U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer said ...

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New York truck attack: Driver 'inspired by Islamic State'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The man suspected of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police’s Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is an Uzbek immigrant, and was shot and injured by police. He is in hospital and under arrest. Mr Miller said the suspect ...

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New York truck attack: Trump vows to tighten vetting

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to “step up” vetting measures, after a deadly truck attack in New York. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. Five Argentines were among the dead. A 29-year-old man was shot by police as he left the car and detained. Media named him as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who came to the US in 2010. Officials ...

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New York 'attack': Suspect held by police in Lower Manhattan

Media playback is unsupported on your device A suspect has been arrested in New York after people were reportedly shot at and mown down by the driver of a vehicle. Police said they had made the arrest after responding to reports of shooting near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. They urged people to avoid the area as a major emergency services operation got under way. Witnesses say a man drove at cyclists in a cycling lane before opening fire. At least five people were hurt, news channel PIX ...

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