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Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby’s is calling a record price for a pearl at auction.

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at U.S. border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers.

Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israel’s defense minister abruptly resigned Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early elections.

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy.

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.

‘Am I dreaming?’ Letter excerpts from WWI’s last day

At a Paris ceremony Sunday marking the centennial of the armistice ending the first global war, eight teenagers born in the 21st century read from letters and notes written on the day the bloodshed stopped, Nov. 11, 1918.

In remembering World War I, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines.

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence.

Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate them more than 100 days after they were kidnapped.

Migrant caravan heads north after departing Mexico City

Thousands of Central American migrants set up tents and strung tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro, where they arrived Saturday afternoon after departing the country’s capital at dawn on their long trek to the U.S. border.

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I.