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Tokyo shrine stabbings: Chief priest, two others killed

Tokyo shrine stabbings: Chief priest, two others killed

According to local media, the murders were sparked by a longstanding succession feud between the priestess and her brother, named as Shigenaga Tomioka. The injuries to his shoulder and chest were not life-threatening. Tomioka then fatally stabbed his girlfriend and committed suicide with the weapon used in the attack, according to the police, who reached the scene of the crime after receiving calls from residents.


Saudi crown prince 'bought $450 mln Da Vinci'

Saudi crown prince 'bought $450 mln Da Vinci'

The young and dynamic crown prince, known by his initials MBS, used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, Salvator Mundi , the newspaper reported , citing United States intelligence and other unnamed sources. The Renaissance-era painting is a reverential depiction of Jesus Christ, and Muslims believe that Jesus is not the saviour but instead a prophet. The Gulf has been the destination for a number of great art works in recent years, especially with the purchase ...


China rebukes Australia over influence debate 'hysteria'

China rebukes Australia over influence debate 'hysteria'

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop strongly denies relations with China are at a low after its Canberra embassy scolded the Australian media and political class. "Some Australian media have repeatedly fabricated news stories about the so-called Chinese influence and infiltration in Australia", the English-language statement on its website said.


Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18

Ultra Violet is also a calming color with a spiritual quality. If you didn't know, the announcement of the Pantone colour of the year is a pretty big deal, setting trends in fashion, furniture, interiors, and more for the next twelve months.


South Africa's deputy 'would believe' Zuma rape accusation

South Africa's deputy 'would believe' Zuma rape accusation

When she was asked the same question she responded: "I believe she believes she was raped". Sisulu's comment caused quite a stir at the time. Both Zuma and Mahlobo stressed the need for a mix of generation sources, while Zuma called for an energy master plan that ensured that South Africa never again found itself short of electricity.


Fatah Official: Pence 'Unwelcome In Palestine'

Fatah Official: Pence 'Unwelcome In Palestine'

A day after US President Donald Trump's groundbreaking speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, senior Palestinian official Jibril Rajoub said Vice President Mike Pence is "unwelcome in Palestine". Abbas has not made similar comments and his office could not immediately be reached. Al-Harithi's standpoint was shared by the Russian President's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who pointed out that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may ride roughshod over the peace ...