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David Hockney painting fetches $90M in record-setting auction

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David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" shattered the world record for the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction.

UK's embattled prime minister fights for her job amid mounting Brexit rebellion

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Theresa May's fighting for her political life "with every fiber of [her] being."

A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

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A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

More than 40 killed in bus accident in Zimbabwe

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At least 20 more were injured, some with severe burns, in the accident Thursday.

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German chancellor visits scene of far-right protest

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Chemnitz to meet residents, three months after the eastern city was the scene of violent, far-right protests that highlighted the country's divisions on the issue of migration

Disputed Sri Lankan PM faces 2nd no-confidence motion

Lawmakers in Sri Lanka's Parliament backing disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have thrown books and chairs to try to block the proceedings a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators worsened political turmoil in the…

Lawyer: Court grants Islamic scholar bail amid rape inquiry

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A lawyer representing one of two women who have accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of raping them in France says a court has approved Ramadan's release from jail

Report: Russia has access to UK visa processing

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Investigative group Bellingcat and Russian website The Insider are suggesting that Russian intelligence has infiltrated the computer infrastructure of a company that processes British visa applications

UN human rights expert says UK cuts to services causing harm

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A U.N. human rights expert says cuts to Britain's social support are causing misery for poorer citizens.

VW wants to storm car market with mass-market electric model

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Automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in developing autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered cars by selling its upcoming ID compact for about what a diesel-powered Golf costs.

Philippines' Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea just days after coming under criticism for skipping some regional meetings in Singapore

Danish online shop stops selling Nazi-themed items

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Denmark's largest online sale website has removed Nazi-themed items from its store, including 12 Christmas baubles, bought in Lithuania by a Dane who wanted to sell them for 10,000 kroner ($1,520)

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The Latest: Israeli PM's coalition partner seeks elections

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner is seeking elections "as soon as possible" and wants a date set on Sunday

Near Irish border, the Brexit drama is followed with alarm

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Communities near the Irish border that separates Britain and the EU are watching in apprehension as political chaos in London threatens to torpedo a Brexit deal that aims to keep the peace in the region

Rare golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo

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A rare golden-bellied mangabey monkey has been born at the Budapest Zoo, bringing the total in captivity to 27

Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing past

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A journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication

WATCH: Prince William calls out tech companies during UK's anti-bullying week

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Adrienne Bankert reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.

Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe's economy

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Europe's long-running economic rebound is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with worries including a potential debt explosion in Italy, an escalating US-China trade war and a potentially disruptive British exit from the European Union

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War.

Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

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Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate

Spain targets drug-smuggling hub with anti-crime measures

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Spain's government is improving security in a notorious drug-running hotspot on its southern coast, in the area around Gibraltar

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Dutch protesters planning demos for and against Black Pete

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Rival protesters are planning to stage demonstrations at a nationally televised parade marking the start of the Dutch festive season

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

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Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed oil exports from its fields around Kirkuk, a year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country

WATCH: FBI, Aruba authorities investigate woman's cruise ship death

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A 52-year-old woman fell 14 stories onto a life boat while sailing on a Princess cruise between Curacao and Aruba with her husband, whom authorities have said is not a suspect at this time.

South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

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More than two dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute

Nations approve overhaul of international system of measurements; new definitions for the kilogram and other key units

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Nations approve overhaul of international system of measurements; new definitions for the kilogram and other key units

WATCH: North Korea releases American, announces new weapon

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A detained American accused of working for the CIA has been released, and the regime announced the creation of a secret weapon.

Nurse in Italy suspected of killing her 2 kids, then herself

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A nurse in Italy is suspected of having killed her two young children, ages 7 and 9, by lethal injection, then taking her own life

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Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

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Russian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their country in recent months

Last Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, get life terms

An international tribunal has convicted the last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, which ruled Cambodia in a reign of terror in the 1970s, and sentenced them to life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity

The Latest: Last Khmer Rouge leaders get life sentences

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The tribunal that found two former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide has sentenced them to life in prison

French Polynesian president acknowledges nuclear test lies

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French Polynesia's president says leaders in France's collectivity of islands in the South Pacific lied to the population over the dangers of nuclear testing

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Eurozone central banker suggests rates could stay low longer

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The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency.

Ex-minister Lieberman: Israel-Hamas truce a 'capitulation'

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Avigdor Lieberman, who quit over the cease-fire, would've opted for airstrikes.