The Most Expensive Car In The World At $142 Million

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was sold for $142 million. On May 5, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sold for $142 million during an auction at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It was the highest price ever paid for a car at auction, soundly beating the eight-figure Ferrari sales that … Read more

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the UN, as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan … Read more

North Korea’s suspected Covid-19 caseload nears 2 million

The country is also trying to prevent its fragile economy from deteriorating further, but the outbreak could be worse than officially reported since the country lacks virus tests and other health care resources and may be underreporting deaths to soften the political impact on authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un . North Korea’s anti-virus headquarters reported … Read more

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

India and China lead the world in pollution deaths with nearly 2.4 million and almost 2.2 million deaths a year A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is … Read more

Warhol’s $200 million ‘Marilyn’ could test art market’s health

In 1985, dealer Tony Shafrazi designed a poster promoting his show of paintings made jointly by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The image featured the two artists in boxing gloves as if preparing to spar with each other. Although playful, the poster hinted at the complicated relationship between Warhol and Basquiat; they were competitors as … Read more

A $3 Million Crypto Hack Exploited Social Media For Scam

The cyber threat combines with crypto-based crime hitting an all-time high last year. When it comes to crypto hacks, the story is often the same: Scammers take advantage of a vulnerability in a blockchain’s design and make off with millions, like in the $600 million-plus heist involving the play-to-earn NFT game Axie Infinity and the … Read more

Turkey’s plan to draw refugees back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey this week announced a dramatic expansion of his country’s plan to entice refugees from Syria’s civil war to return to their home country by building homes for them in Syria near the Turkish border. Speaking by video link at the inauguration of new cinder block homes in northern Syria … Read more

Ukraine war top developments: Putin claims victory in Mariupol, Biden unveils new $800 million aid package

Nearly two months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin declared the port of Mariupol “liberated”, despite hundreds of defenders still holding out inside a giant steel works. In a televised meeting with his defense minister inside the Kremlin, Putin said there was no need for a final confrontation with the last defenders who … Read more