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Rare Dinosaur Skeleton Sold Off At Paris Auction For More Than $2 Million

PARIS: Initially believed to belong to an allosaurus species, the extremely rare dinosaur skeleton is actually the first of its kind ever discovered and is 'probably a new species.' A mysterious dinosaur skeleton fetched more than $2 million at a Paris auction organized by Auctioneers Aguttes on June 4. Originally estimated to be worth up to €1.8 million, the specimen was sold off to an unnamed private collector for the U.S. equivalent of $2,360,389.  Displayed on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, the extremely…

Australian number plate sells for nearly $2 million

SYDNEY: A black-and-white number plate with the single digit "4" has sold at a Sydney auction for a record-breaking near US$2.0 million, reportedly to a Chinese-Australian sex toy entrepreneur. The sale shattered pre-sale estimates of up to Aus$1.5 million, with the auction hammer coming down at Aus$2.45 million -- more than twice the average cost of a Sydney home. "Just nine of these New South Wales number plates were ever issued, making them ultra-collectable and irreplaceable," said Shannon's auction manager…

More than 2 million Muslims gather for Hajj

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia: More than two million Muslims from around the world will start the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites Wednesday, a religious duty and an epic multi-stage journey. Saudi authorities have mobilised vast resources in hope of avoiding a repeat of a deadly 2015 stampede that left nearly 2,300 people dead, including 464 Iranians. The pilgrimage also comes amid a diplomatic crisis between a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries and Qatar, accused of supporting extremist groups and being too close to…

Manhattan apartment sales prices top $2 million for first time: survey

NEW YORK: The average sales price of an apartment in Manhattan is expected to top $2 million this year for the first time, but prices are seen levelling off in 2017 after nearly doubling over the past decade. Prices were pushed higher by a jump in sales of condominiums valued at $10 million or more, which skewed results, CityRealty, a real estate listings and data website for New York City, said on Wednesday. The opening of 432 Park Avenue, a 96-story tower marketed by developers as the tallest residential building in…