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(PARIS) -- Many paintings are moved around at the Louvre in Paris, but rarely is it one of the world's most iconic works. For the first time in 14 years, Leonardo da Vinci's The Mona Lisa will be relocated so that its well-trafficked home, Room 711 in the Salle des…... Read More

South Korean sisters adopted separately learn they grew up 30 minutes apart

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Two women who were born in South Korea have developed a close bond after learning they're actually sisters and share the same biological mother.Ashley Enright, 31, and Trisha Thompson, 30, discovered the news after both took DNA tests and were predicted to be half-siblings.The sisters grew up…... Read More

10,000 evacuated after massive fire disrupts Croatian music festival

(LONDON) -- An estimated 10,000 people have been evacuated from a hip-hop festival on the Croatian island of Pag after a fire broke out in a nearby pine forest on Monday night. Video posted on social media shows people running from the beach as flames were visible in the background."The…... Read More

Man arrested in murder of American biologist in Greece as new details emerge

(ATHENS, Greece) -- Greek police have arrested a suspect in the murder of an American scientist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete last week. The unnamed suspect is a 27-year-old Greek man who was brought in for questioning Monday and…... Read More

Ffordd Pen Llech road in Wales named 'world's steepest street'

(LONDON) -- Locals from the sleepy town of Harlech, Wales, celebrated as they were awarded the rather niche accolade of having the "world's steepest street" Tuesday, with the honor going to Ffordd Pen Llech road. The previous record holder was Baldwin Street in Dunedine, New Zealand, but after an extensive…... Read More

UN Refugee Agency voices concerns about US asylum policy

(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Refugee Agency says it is concerned about changes made to the asylum rules by the United States, which it says will endanger those in need of protection."We understand that the U.S. asylum system is under significant strain," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi…... Read More

Huge barrel jellyfish spotted off UK coast: 'I've never seen anything like it'

(LONDON) -- A pair of lucky divers filmed their experience swimming with a "huge" barrel jellyfish off the coast of Cornwall in the U.K., describing the moment they came face-to-face with the marine giant as "breathtaking." Biologist and wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly was diving off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall,…... Read More

Penguins caught stealing sushi released from New Zealand police custody

(LONDON) -- A pair of penguins have been released from police custody in New Zealand after being discovered hiding out in a sushi stand on Saturday. The penguins, described as "waddling vagrants" by Constable John Zhu, were apprehended after receiving a report that the penguins had taken "refuge" at the…... Read More

Mystery of teen who vanished in Rome in 1980s, Emanuela Orlandi, takes another twist

(ROME) -- Another twist was added to the already perplexing mystery and 36-year search for Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old Italian girl who went missing in 1983 without a trace in the center of busy Rome.The Vatican announced Saturday that following research and further investigation, two containers were found under a…... Read More

Investigation underway at Heathrow Airport as boy boards plane to LA without ticket

(LONDON) -- A police investigation is underway at Heathrow, London’s biggest airport, after a 12-year-old boy managed to slip past security and board a plane headed to Los Angeles despite not having a ticket. The British Airways cabin crew found the boy on board the aircraft on July 14 and…... Read More

Alan Turing, legendary mathematician and WWII codebreaker, honored on new 50 pound note

(LONDON) -- Mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, has been honored by the Bank of England as the new face of the 50 pound note. Turing, who died at 41 in 1952, was best known for helping to defeat Nazi Germany by cracking their codes at Bletchley Park,…... Read More