Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond.
California's deadliest wildfire continues as the death toll rises to 50, with hundreds still missing. Aerial footage shows the fire ablaze among California's mountain wilderness. It is thought that thousands of people have been displaced
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have locked themselves into an escalating firefight, launching scores of bombings and reprisal attacks in violence sparked by a botched Israeli special forces raid miles inside Gaza on Sunday evening. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it had blown up sites used for civilian purposes, such as the Hamas-run television building Al-Aqsa and a structure it said was used for military purposes but also housed a kindergarten.
Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema speaks about the importance of rising above personal rivalries after beating Republican Martha McSally to take Arizona's open US Senate seat. She said: 'Arizona rejected what has become far too common in our country, name-calling, petty, personal attacks and doing and saying whatever it takes just to get elected. It’s dangerous and it lessens who we are as a country, but Arizona proved there is a better way forward.' She also paid tribute to 'irreplaceable' senator John McCain, saying 'his example shines a light on our way forward.' The race between Sinema and McSally was one of the most closely watched in the nation. Sinema is a former liberal activist who became a centrist member of Congress. Her win follows years of Democratic shutouts at the st
The creator of many famous superheroes such as X-Men and Spider-Man, Stan Lee was known for bringing nuance and complexity to his super-human characters. He began writing for comic magazines in the 1940s and went on to become one of the most successful movie producers of all time. Stan Lee died aged 95.
The Camp fire in northern California has killed 42 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. It is also the most destructive, incinerating the town of Paradise and displacing more than 50,000 people. Other blazes continue to rage further south California wildfires: Camp fire becomes state's deadliest with 42 people killed
A wildfire erupted on Monday along the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley, southern California. Firefighting aircraft were deployed to tackle the blaze, which climbed a hillside to the edge of the road as vehicles were driving past California wildfires: Camp fire becomes state's deadliest with 42 people killed
A woman is lucky to be alive after being swallowed whole by a sinkhole that opened up beneath her feet. In the CCTV video captured in Lanzhou City in Gansu Province on Sunday, the pavement suddenly collapses as the woman walks along. She is seen disappearing into the hole. According to reports, the woman was rescued and sent to hospital. Her ribs were broken but her life was in no danger. The case was being investigated by authorities.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about why gender diversity is important in government and what it means for him to be a feminist. #trudeau #canada #CNN #News
Environmental protesters have daubed the windows of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London in an attempt to provoke their arrests. One protester climbed above the revolving doors of the department on Victoria Street, Westminster, and wrote 'frack off' in black spray paint. The vandalism came as police started to remove protesters who had superglued themselves to card entry gates inside the staff entrance to the building as part of an anti-fracking protest. The protest is intended to be the first in a series continuing throughout the week and culminating with a mass civil disobedience action on Saturday, which activists are calling 'rebellion day'.