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Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum’s walls is the stolen Gustav Klimt work ‘Portrait of a Lady’

A gardener at the Ricci Oddi Modern Art Gallery in the northern city of Piacenza reported finding an art work last month while clearing ivy.

‘Lord of the Rings’ protector Christopher Tolkien dies at 95

The work of Christopher Tolkien was closely identified with that of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien. He helped edit and publish much of his father's writings after the science fiction and fantasy master died in 1973.

Iran’s leader calls Trump a ‘clown’ who will betray Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the mass funerals for Iran's top general, who was killed in a US airstrike earlier this month, show that the Iranian people support the Islamic Republic despite its recent trials.

Prince Harry takes on first duties since royal crisis talks

Prince Harry went back to work Thursday, mixing with children playing rugby and offering no hint of the days of turmoil that followed his recent announcement that he wished to step back from royal duties and become financially independent.

Japan convicts Australian who sought to see his children

An Australian journalist based in Japan says he is a victim of Japanese child custody laws that allow only one parent access to children of broken marriages, a day after he was convicted of trespassing at the apartment building of his estranged wife’s parents to try to find his children.

Australia firefighters save world’s only rare dinosaur trees

Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.

Taliban offer to reduce violence in Afghanistan ahead of a peace deal

If the US side accepts the offer, it could amount to the most significant development in the yearlong negotiations since talks resumed after President Trump scuttled the peace process on the eve of a deal in September.

German parliament votes against new system for organ donors

German lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made most people potential organ donors unless they objected, instead backing a less radical plan to tackle a shortage of donor organs.