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Lost Caravaggio painting found in attic could fetch $171M

In 2014, French auctioneer Marc Labarbe received a phone call from a friend. The attic of their Toulouse home had yielded a surprising discovery: a painting, coated in dust and stained by a water leak, that looked all the same to be something of value. Labarbe approached gingerly, cleaning one of the painted faces with cotton wool and water. He sent a photo to the art appraiser Eric Turquin, based in Paris, and then he waited.

How rovers are searching for alien life in the desert

Before they go to Mars, rovers like NASA's Mars 2020 and the European Space Agency's ExoMars missions need to be equipped to study the Red Planet and collect samples. So where's the best Mars on Earth? These researchers think the closest analog is Chile's Atacama Desert.

Pakistan's prime minister faces first big political test

During Pakistan's national election campaign last year, Imran Khan was dismissed by detractors as a political lightweight and foreign policy novice who relied on populism and deference to the country's influential military for support.

Pakistan airspace closed for second day

Pakistan airspace remained closed Thursday morning local time as the country's increasingly fraught tensions with India disrupted thousands of flights worldwide for the second straight day.

White House: Kushner met with Saudi crown prince

President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Tuesday in their first face-to-face encounter since the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

27,000-year-old giant ground sloth tooth found

Fossil discoveries are exciting on their own, but sometimes, they carry even more information about the past. Newly uncovered fossils from an extinct giant ground sloth that lived in Belize 27,000 years ago provide a portrait of what the climate was like for the last year that the sloth was alive, according to a new study.

Trump dines with Kim as world waits on potential deal

President Donald Trump embarked Wednesday on another round of high-stakes nuclear diplomacy with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, a follow-up encounter that officials in the US and across Asia are watching with trepidation as the President works to convert pers